Review: “The Beach Bum” Channels Bukowski But Remains Lightweight

Is Korine’s intention to remain ambiguously profound, tie things up too neatly and find our hero as clueless as when he started.?
Posted On 16 Oct 2019

Review: “Scarborough” Examines Human Complexities Without Providing Neat Resolutions

Scarborough might be low budget indie territory but the issues being examined supersede outward appearances...
Posted On 15 Oct 2019

Review: “The Scarlett Empress” Benefits From Dietrich’s Star Power While Others Flounder

Due to the wooden acting there is little narrative urgency which leads to an indifference and disinterest...
Posted On 14 Sep 2019

Review: “The Devil Is A Woman” – An Admirable Closing Salvo For The Dietrich/Von Sternberg Oeuvre

Told in flashback it paints Dietrich as the ultimate temptress as her charms both obvious and otherwise have men committing cardinal sins...
Posted On 14 Sep 2019

Review: “Flight Of The Navigator” Has A Charm All Its Own

Flight Of The Navigator has a charm all its own that remains undimmed even after three decades...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019

Review: Marlene Dietrich Is In Complete Control Of Her Gifts In “Shanghai Express”

Shanghai Express feels fully realised rather than merely being a veiled star vehicle for Dietrich..,
Posted On 23 Aug 2019

Review: Dietrich Remains Effortlessly Riveting In “Dishonored”

Dishonored tells a simple story without flair or distraction, while Dietrich remains effortlessly riveting...
Posted On 23 Aug 2019

Review: “Absolution” – A Strangely Muted Affair

Burton remains magnetic throughout while the supporting cast of younger actors hold their own against him...
Posted On 11 Aug 2019