“The Blue Dahlia” Plucks Too Few Petals

Mark Fraser discovers how The Blue Dahlia further blurs the distinction between a seemingly normal society and its dysfunctional underbelly...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017

“Multiple Maniacs” Works On Many Loony Levels

Mark Fraser looks back at a truly scurrilous work which, despite itself, remains both socially and politically astute...
Posted On 15 Oct 2017

“Fat City” Sits Close To The Bone

Mark Fraser revisits a film that arguably deserves to be considered part of the Seventies’ American New Wave...
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

“The Front” Backhands The Informant

Mark Fraser ponders the logic behind The Front's unorthodox approach to a painful chapter in US history...
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

Top 10 Directorial Debuts In The History Of Cinema (So Far)

Mark Fraser looks at 10 instances when debutant directors hit the ground running...
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Top 10 Films Set During Operation Barbarossa

Mark Fraser looks at 10 movies which take place during this blood-soaked military campaign...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

“Cover Girl” Still In Step Despite Outdated Routine

Although MGM pioneered the Hollywood musical, it was a rival studio which effectively pushed the genre to its next level...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017

“The Big Heat” Shows Society On The Boil

It took an Austrian expatriate to unequivocally prove how gritty one could be without having to completely rely on the principles of film noir...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017