David Lynch’s Finest: Lost Highway

The first time I saw Lost Highway I was coming off a Twin Peaks high. Clearly, I had a dark niche somewhere in my soul that a diet of BBC sitcoms, 80s sci-fi fantasy and Clint Eastwood shoot ’em ups couldn’t fill. ‘Allo ‘Allo, Ghostbusters and High Plains Drifter only get a mind so far.Continue reading “David Lynch’s Finest: Lost Highway”

On To Have and Have Not – Lauren Bacall’s Finest Moment

Who was the girl, Steve? The one who left you with such a high opinion of women? Legend goes that Howard Hawks was so confident in his ability to make great movies he bet Hemingway he could make a winner from the worst of his novels. The result was To Have and Have Not (1944).Continue reading “On To Have and Have Not – Lauren Bacall’s Finest Moment”

Why Modern Cinema Needs David Cronenberg.

Mr Cronenberg’s films were of the type distinctly not welcome in our house growing up. They were the sort my parent’s slave mentality would call dirty films. Not good or bad artistically. Dirty. Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), Crash (1996) and eXistenZ (1999) are movies that totally affront the values of mainstream society. I imagineContinue reading “Why Modern Cinema Needs David Cronenberg.”

Nuking the Fridge: An Opinionated Spielberg Retrospective

As Spielberg’s most famous character is currently being revisited without him, I feel it is time for an opinionated retrospective. The mainstream press holds on Spielberg’s every cinematic word (looking at you, Empire). Everyone sings his praises. Who wouldn’t want to sit and chat movies with Spielberg? Who wouldn’t want to be this guy? IContinue reading “Nuking the Fridge: An Opinionated Spielberg Retrospective”

Peckinpah’s Finest: The Argument for The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Don’t make me out no saint, but don’t put me down too deep. The what of the who? Right? I’m trusting you’ve never heard of this movie and I’m going to tell you why it’s worth your time. The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a comedy western, and to the surprise of many, the filmContinue reading “Peckinpah’s Finest: The Argument for The Ballad of Cable Hogue”