REVIEW: “A beautiful, horrifying nightmare” – ‘Eraserhead’ (1977), The Criterion Collection

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Faithfully captures his debut feature in all its grotesque beauty” Now, I wouldn’t call myself a Lynch obsessive. Like many, I was introduced to David Lynch … Continue reading REVIEW: “A beautiful, horrifying nightmare” – ‘Eraserhead’ (1977), The Criterion Collection

Cinema Rediscovered 2019 – Renewal and Reflection

The 25th to the 28th July saw Cinema Rediscovered take over Watershed in Bristol for the fourth year. This fast-growing festival, focused primarily on revival and archival cinema, is one … Continue reading Cinema Rediscovered 2019 – Renewal and Reflection

REVIEW: “Wild, messy and utterly brilliant” – ‘Animals’ (2019)

 ★ ★ ★ ★ “It’ll inspire nostalgia for nights you can’t remember and a longing for more you’ll live to regret.” “You know how it is. Saturday Afternoon. You wake … Continue reading REVIEW: “Wild, messy and utterly brilliant” – ‘Animals’ (2019)

REVIEW: “Short, Sweet and Deliciously Hammy” – Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

★ ★ ★ ★ “If you enjoy a bit of tongue in cheek humour, this special keeps the tongue securely clamped down.” Netflix has slapped down a thirty-two-minute-long special in which … Continue reading REVIEW: “Short, Sweet and Deliciously Hammy” – Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

REVIEW: “Fun and Insightful, But Ultimately Just Another Stand-Up Special” – ‘Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story’ (2019)

In its current form, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story is probably only worth a watch for people who were already fans of Kathy prior to the controversy. It’s fun and insightful, but ultimately just another stand-up special – even if it is a stand-up special with a unique backstory. 

REVIEW: “Doesn’t Quite Reach The Previous Levels Of Creativity” – ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 (2019)

★ ★ ★ “Strong, affecting concepts give way for repetition and mostly confusing tones”. Contains spoilers for Season 3 of Black Mirror. The problem with making another season of social … Continue reading REVIEW: “Doesn’t Quite Reach The Previous Levels Of Creativity” – ‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 (2019)