|| I am a struggling indie filmmaker, actor and novelist with three short films to my credit and a feature film in development (hopefully!). You can read more of my reviews at Film Exposed.com and Cinedelica.com, where I’m a regular contributor.
I consider myself very lucky to have grown up travelling the globe, which meant childhood viewings of Hollywood greats (Ford, Hitchcock, Hawks), Arthouse auteurs (Truffaut, Yimou, Bresson), mainstream fare (Spielberg, Disney, Star Wars), and cult treasures from around the world. Kung fu, Euro horror, Japanese monster movies, Russian fairytales, French cop movies, Turkish swashbucklers, Italian superheroes, spy flicks and sex comedies – you name it, I saw it! Later on, books like Mondo Macabro and Immoral Tales by Pete Tombs, and Helen McCarthy’s books on anime were a big influence during my film school years.
My heart is big enough to embrace rom-coms, sleaze fests, musicals and arty nonsense in equal measure, although I’m especially fond of Japanese animation and Chinese fantasy. Cinema needs to escape the tired epithets of contemporary film criticism (i.e. downbeat equals high art; the only good movies are from the Seventies; gangster flicks are great but fantasy is rubbish), and websites like this are one answer. Hopefully, I’ll be able to steer you towards some neglected gems, and stir up some debate along the way.
2731 Reviews Listed
Aurora Encounter, The - Hello Spaceboy
Austenland - Desperately seeking Darcy
Automáta - No-one likes a smart robot
Autumn's Tale, An - Stay another season
Avatar - Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Avengers Assemble - Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher - An anime take on the Marvel Universe
Avengers: Endgame - Make Mine Marvel
Awaken the Dead - The Ungodly Hour
Axis of War: Night Raid - No guts, no glory
A-X-L - Devoted dog or mechanical menace?
Azumi III: Lady Ninja Kasumi - Sexploits of a ninja vixen
B.N.A. - Brand New Animal
B.T.K. - sadly it doesn't mean Bunnies, Tickles and Kisses
Babes in Toyland - Too twee or not too twee?
Babes in Toyland - Cincinnati forever!
Babylon A.D. - The future sucks
Babysitter, The - Dream girl, devil woman
Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned - If you watch this movie you will be damned
Backfire - Some days you just can't dump a fortune in gold
Backwoods Bloodbath - Hack up your troubles
Bad Match - Swipe left on this one
Badges of Fury - You have the right to remain laughing
Bagdad - Arabian Rights
Baghi, Mighty Monster of Nature - Feline frisky
Ball of Fire - Not-so-Snow White
Ballerina - Digging the dancing queen
Bambi - Prince of the Forest
Bambola di Satana, La - One creepy kinky castle
Bamboo House of Dolls - Blood, Boobs, and World War Two
Bandidas - Sultry senoritas shoot it out
Bandslam - Rock and Roll High School
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair - Fairest of all Russian fairytales
Bare Breasted Countess, The - Blood, bosoms and blow-jobs
Barely Lethal - Mission: High School
Barocco - Double Depardieu
Bastard Swordsman - Spins a web any size
Bat Without Wings - Is that Gene Simmons?!
Batman vs Dracula, The - Bad blood in Gotham
Batman, The - Riddle me this...
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - There's a new vigilante in town
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman - New Girl in Gotham
Batman: Year One - Bring on the Knight
Battant, Le - Delon against the world
Battle Angel Alita - Tears rusty angel
Battle for SkyArk - Junkyard Wars
Battle of Jangsari, The - Korea's forgotten heroes
Battle of the Godfathers - Don vs. Don
Battle of Wits, A - war! what is it good for? absolutely nothing!!
Battle Wizard - drink the snake blood, punch the gorilla, save the girl