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Wheels on Meals: re-release – film review"
Wheels on Meals (1984) Director: Sammo Hung Cast: Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung Language: Cantonese / English Year: 1984 Runtime: 107 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 18/03/2019 8/10 Jamie Havlin assesses one of the most highly regarded martial-arts comedies ever made. Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao: three boys who became pals while […]
Sink the Bismarck! – film review"
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner Runtime: 97 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 11/03/2019 8/10 Jamie Havlin gives his take on a film telling the true story of one of World War II’s most notorious sea battles. Based on C. S. Forester’s 1958 novel The Last Nine […]
Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story: film review"
Being Frank follows the life of comedian Frank Sidebottom and his creator Chris Sievey. Nigel Carr reviews the release for Louder Than War.
Human Desire – film review"
Human Desire (1954) Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford Runtime: 90 minutes Format: Blu-ray Release Date: 11/02/2019 8/10 Jamie Havlin assesses a startlingly dark, late film noir by legendary director Fritz Lang. Fritz Lang’s Human Desire is his version of Jean Renoir’s adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel La Bête Humaine. Lang […]
Shoah: The Four Sisters – film review"
Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) Director: Claude Lanzmann Language: French / German / English / Hebrew (with optional English subtitles) Runtime: 273 minutes Release Date: 18/02/2019 9/10 Jamie Havlin assesses a quartet of documentaries featuring four Jewish women who all witnessed and survived the inhumanity of the Holocaust. The four films that make up this package […]