“Christine” Stuck In Low Gear

Despite the fact two bona fide horror marquee names were behind its creation, a supernatural thriller made during the first half of the 1980s somehow failed to fully capitalise on their popularity...
Posted On 14 Jan 2017

“The Glass Key”: A Bit Too Transparent

Sometimes only half measures are needed for a movie to register as something it may not necessarily be. Mark Fraser revisits an early 1940s Hollywood work which enjoys a questionable reputation...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

“Twilight’s Last Gleaming”: Old Hollywood’s Final Act Of Defiance

Although critically rejected upon its release - and largely ignored by audiences of the day - a political-driven paranoid 1970s Cold War thriller still resonates despite having significantly aged...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016

Top 10 US Films Which Warn Against Crossing The Mob

Mark Fraser looks at a selection of American movies in which encroaching upon gangster activity results in some serious grief...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016

Top 10 Films Where The US President Appears To Be Non-Partisan

Mark Fraser revisits 10 instances when the besieged commander-in-chief looks neither Republican nor Democrat...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

“Stigmata” Crucifies Tension

There are times when a movie deserves to be way better than it is – particularly if it’s based on a reasonably intriguing premise...
Posted On 02 Nov 2016

“Man With A Movie Camera” Transcends Propaganda

Mark Fraser looks back at a seminal work by an early Russian filmmaker who ultimately distanced part of his art from the political discourse of the day...
Posted On 27 Oct 2016

Top 10 Films Dominated By Absolutely Horrible Men

Mark Fraser looks at 10 instances when the lead blokes are either too mean-spirited or excessively sadistic for comfort...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016