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The Driver 4K

Writer-director Walter Hill is a Mustang of a filmmaker. An American muscle car whose engine is finely attuned to accelerate fast and brake harder. His films are so macho they give you whiplash. So it is with great delight to s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Outfit

Having won the 2015 Oscar in Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game Graham Moore now turns his hand to directing. And like his Oscar winning efforts The Outfit has a well-spoken protagonist, a finely tuned period settin...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Untouchables – 4K

In the 1980s, filmmaker Brian De Palma gave us Scarface, Body Double, and Blow Out – three films that feel so of their era, that they have aged accordingly. But in ‘87, he also dropped the epic crime saga The Untouchables...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Duke

Some films only have on goal in mind – to wrap you up in their warm, cosy embrace as the rain of life batters the windows of your soul. The Duke, the penultimate film from the late Roger Michell, is one of those films.  T...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Card Counter

Ever since he announced himself to Hollywood with his script for the blood-spattered nihilism that is Taxi Driver Paul Schrader has never deviated from his path. A writing and directing career spanning more than 40 years Schrad...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The House Across The Lake

Sometimes you stumble across a film from a well known studio that, despite all the late-night film festivals and boxset binging, you’ve somehow missed. The House Across The Lake is that film. Released by Hammer Films just a yea...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Cheaters: The Complete Series

Take a dash of swinging ‘60s London, a sprinkle of some of the era’s brightest and most talented stars, mix vigorously with scripts from the ever-inventive mind of Brian Clemens (The Avengers) and the result is a smorgasbord of...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wild Things – Limited Edition Arrow Films

The erotic thriller, at one point a staple of Hollywood churn has slipped by the wayside. In many ways the likes of Hitchcock touched on it before DePalma raised the ‘erotic’ part and finally, when it reached its zenith, the li...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revolver

“Makes Death Wish look like wishful thinking!” was the immortal tagline that accompanied the film upon its US release (also retitled Blood In The Streets), but Revolver—as is to be expected from director Sergio Sollima—is a muc...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Vise & Mark Saber Of London

Native New Yorkers, Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger–producers extraordinaire—set up shop in Britain in 1952 and, for a decade, were arguably the world’s most prolific independent supplier of television shows and &#...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – 4K

If there’s one thing the latest wave of true-crime documentaries and dramas has proven once again, it is that we ‘normal’ folk have a real morbid curiosity about serial killers. But while recent adaptations have been often dist...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Death On The Nile

Death On The Nile was published in 1937, but it’s a testament to the lasting power of Agatha Christie’s storytelling that her ever-stylish murder mysteries remain as fresh and compelling today as they were 80-years-ago. Given C...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dillinger

Six years after Arthur Penn’s hugely influential and Oscar-winning crime saga Bonnie & Clyde took Hollywood by storm and ushered in a new era of filmmaking, the notorious screenwriter John Milius made his directorial debut ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Many Saints of Newark

It feels almost surreal that after years of will-it/won’t-it-happen-rumours surrounding a Sopranos movie, it’s now not only here, but available on home media. How the years just fly by, huh? Well, now that the initial hype of t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Midnight in the Switchgrass

Watching Midnight in the Switchgrass, I was repeatedly struck with two rather simple questions: why, and how, is this film a thing? This pitiful and formulaic and derivative murder-mystery has no justifiable reason to exist. Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Murder By Decree

In the history of fiction, few characters have proved to be as enduring or as malleable as Sherlock Holmes. In fact, with Nexflix’s The Irregulars and Dexter Fletcher’s Sherlock Holmes 3 due for release this Christmas, Conan Do...
 
 
 
 
 
 

ZeroZeroZero

Adapted from the investigative book of the same name by Gomorrah author Roberto Saviano, the epic and sprawling ZeroZeroZero is the sort of story that the miniseries format was made for. Providing a complex and layered look at ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...