“It Came From Beneath The Sea” A Different Beast In Colour

An almost forgotten American monster movie from the 1950s has received a new lease of life after some major tampering with the print...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018

“The Gorgon”: Not Too Hideous

Mark Fraser revisits a work which, while in no way objectionable, still requires a little patience...
Posted On 09 Jan 2018

“The Last Detail” Wins First Place In Towne’s Top Three

A film written by one of America’s most successful screenwriters still resonates as a stand-out example of fine, no-fuss cinema...
Posted On 27 Dec 2017

“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