Review: “Strait-Jacket” Unshackles Its Fading Star

Mark Fraser revisits a work that, for all intents and purposes, achieved what it initially set out to do...
Posted On 17 Feb 2019

Review: “Mr Sardonicus” Needs More Lockjaw

Mark Fraser explains why Mr Sardonicus could have been so much better...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019

Top 10 Roy Scheider Films

Roy Scheider eventually became one of Hollywood’s most unconventional leading men...
Posted On 13 Feb 2019

Review: “Ministry Of Fear” Is A Funny Nightmare

Mark Fraser looks back at a work which easily could have been far more pessimistic than it actually is...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019

Review: “The Tingler” Grabs The Funny Bone

During the late 1950s a Hollywood director who specialised predominantly in spooky movies came up with an audience-participation gimmick that to this day remains a true oddity. Mark Fraser finds himself totally amused by it all. Joe Dante’s succinct description of the plot for...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019

Review: “Georgy Girl” Is No Feminist Statement

The point of Georgy Girl's message is largely lost through a feel-good discourse...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019

Review: “Last Year In Marienbad” Not So Bad

A polarising art movie by one of France’s most celebrated directors was never designed to keep everyone happy...
Posted On 06 Jan 2019

Top 10 John Huston Films

Mark Fraser looks back at 11 of John Huston's seminal works...
Posted On 06 Jan 2019