Category Archives: Retro Reviews

Review: Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

With the release of Ocean’s 8 looming over the horizon, the prospect of seeing the original Ocean’s Eleven held as much appeal as being dragged to an antique show in the middle of a desert. However, much to my surprise, … Continue reading

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Review: Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner is a haunting film that gracefully submerges any sense of genre convention in favour of something far more evocative. The primary genre at play is Film Noir, and the movie wields the frequent cinematic touches of the “dark … Continue reading

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Review: Rachel Getting Married (2008)

In Rachel Getting Married, the late Jonathan Demme combines the form of Cinema Vérité with a candid fly on the wall style that has the awkwardness and intimacy of a pristinely preserved wedding video. In fact, in an interview with … Continue reading

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Review: Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

The opening credits to Bride of Re-Animator are a microcosm for the central problems that plague the sequel to the 1985 horror comedy. It announces a limping modesty with its title barely engulfing H.P. Lovecraft’s name as opposed to the … Continue reading

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Concise Review: Death Proof (2007)

Death Proof is an interesting lesser effort from Quentin Tarantino. Its noble intentions exist within a cluttered picture, which fundamentally has an identity crisis while also possessing a patronising excessiveness. It wants to embrace the sleaziness and style of a … Continue reading

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