Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Films / Horror

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola has made some of the greatest movies of all time, and remains one of the world’s most influential filmmakers. The Conversation, The Godfather and it’s sequel, and Apocalypse Now were all seminal, cinema-altering movies which went some way to defining the American New Wave. Sadly, Coppola never really adapted once the Hollywood … Continue reading

[rec]
Films / Horror

[rec]

Horror fans tend to dismiss the 2000s as being the nadir of the genre, and it’s hard not to agree with them. The constant remakes of older, established slasher films, the seemingly endless parade of Japanese ghost stories – always advertised as “the scariest thing since The Ring” – and, of course, the gruesome and frankly … Continue reading

Drive
Films / Thriller

Drive

It’s hard to believe that Drive initially started as an action vehicle for Hugh Jackman before landing in the hands of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn – a man best known for his brutal Pusher trilogy – with Ryan Gosling firmly established in the lead role. The film, based on James Sallis’s unusual and dark crime novel, … Continue reading

Platoon
Action/Adventure / Films / Thriller

Platoon

There are, arguably, four big movies about the Vietnam war – Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket, and Platoon. These are the movies which have come to define the event in public consciousness, though the big four themselves – directed by, in order, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Cimino, Stanley Kubrick and Oliver Stone … Continue reading

A Clockwork Orange
Comedy / Drama / Films

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange has an infamous history. Anthony Burgess wrote the original novel back in 1962, over a three week period in order to beat a terminal brain-tumour which never quite lived up to it’s promise. The novel was unusual – a dystopian fiction detailing the life of a rapist and murderer and told in … Continue reading