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Werewolves Within

Perhaps one of the last video games anybody expected to be adapted into a feature film, Red Storm Entertainment’s Werewolves Within – a VR game published by Ubisoft in 2016 – saw players tasked with guessing which of a small to...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mandabi

The history of film is so rich that there are always titles ripe for rediscovery. Each year, fascinating slices of cinema are restored for new audiences to enjoy, and one of the latest films to enjoy such a rerelease is Ousmane...
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Time with Alan Partridge – Series 2

Like a fine wine, Steve Coogan’s iconic love-him-or-loathe-him presenter Alan Partridge just gets better with age. First appearing a staggering 30 years ago on BBC Radio 4’s On the Hour, the character has changed a lot over the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Sting

It really is a fantastic time to have a 4K set-up. The sheer number of catalogue releases hitting shelves these days is staggering, with some of the finest films in cinema history joining the format each week. Universal Home En...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Darjeeling Limited

With acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated latest The French Dispatch one of countless films to be indefinitely delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no time like now to embark on a retrospective of the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

There’s no denying the cult status of the Austin Powers series – but it’s certainly bizarre that this 2021 disc is the fourth time the film has been released on Blu-ray in the UK. The amount of DVD editions probably doubles tha...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jules Verne’s Rocket To The Moon

Cast very much in the mould of It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad World, and Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines, Jules Verne’s Rocket To The Moon, is a classic screw-ball comedy, featuring an ensemble cast of some of the ‘60s big...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Run for Your Money

Ealing Studios released four comedies in 1949 – Passport to Pimlico, Whiskey Galore!, Kind Hearts and Coronets and A Run for Your Money. All four were nominated for Best British Film at the 3rd British Film Awards, later to bec...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Kid Detective

There are few as rewarding a narrative troupe than a good mystery. Watching it gradually unfold as we the audience or reader, along with the protagonist, realise everything is not quite what it seems. It is a staple that The Ki...
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Hughes 5-Movie Collection

Think of 1980s teen cinema. Chances are, you’ll be thinking of a film that the late, great John Hughes had a hand in. Whether he was directing, writing or producing, his presence could be felt across countless coming-of-age dra...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sailors Three

“All over the place / the north or the south, the east or the west / there’s half of the world tattooed on his chest” so goes “All Over the Place”, the rousing tribute to the life of a sailor that opens wartime comedy Sailors T...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pixie

A crime comedy set in Ireland that has all the hallmarks of an early Guy Ritchie film sounds like it should be a lot of fun. And in many ways that’s exactly what Pixie is but like it’s titular character it remains something of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lilyhammer: The Complete Series

In 2021, Netflix continue to dominate the TV landscape with shows like The Witcher, Stranger Things and Bridgerton in their catalogue, alongside their hugely popular documentaries like Tiger King and the recent Cecil Hotel seri...
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s in the Air

George Formby’s sixth film for Associated Talking Pictures, 1938’s It’s in the Air finds the ukulele man in his imperial phase. Formby’s first film for ATP, 1935’s No Limit, saw him play a Wigan chimney sweep who achieves his d...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Climb

What would you do for love? Or in this case the question should be, what would you give up for love? For Kyle (Kyle Marvin) it seems to be his dignity, often his pride but always his sense of peace as he chooses to, is encourag...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Charade

Often described as “the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made”, the late Stanley Donen’s 1963 favourite Charade is a film packed with enough twists and turns to inspire the Master of Suspense comparison – but thanks to ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tammy and the T-Rex

If ever there were an award for the most bizarre premise, Stewart Raffill’s cult classic Tammy and the T-Rex would almost certainly win the top prize. “I was just trying to do a film for people that like wacky movies”, Raffill ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bill & Ted Face The Music

Bill & Ted Face The Music is everything you ever wanted from a third Bill & Ted movie. It’s true that the first 15 minutes or so are painfully slow, with Keanu Reeves seemingly struggling to recapture that spirt of artl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please Turn Over

Premiering in December 1959, Please Turn Over is a British comedy that, in its own way, reflects the teenage rebellion and sexual liberation of the decade to follow. It centres on Jo (Julia Lockwood), a 17-year-old bored of her...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1940-1942

In 1999, Marlene Dietrich was named the ninth greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema, and her reputation has only grown in the last 20 years. One of the most iconic and recognisable stars in film history, her...