Classic Film Review: The Terminator [1984]

The Terminator is one of the most intelligent and emotionally complex films of its kind and reductive pop culture snobbery has no place minimising its allegorical humanism. So there! In 1984, a Cyborg has been sent from the future on a deadly mission. It has been programmed to kill a young woman named Sarah Connor!…

Classical Film Review: The Women [1939]

Nineteen Thirty Nine’s The Women, based on a play of the same name, had to be adapted for the screen to make it acceptable for the Production Code and, although uncredited, F.Scott Fitzgerald contributed to the writing of the screenplay. The film also contains some of the most entertaining verbal duels ever depicted onscreen, between…

Classical Film Review: White Zombie [1932]

White Zombie is the first feature length zombie film and, whilst we must forgive it many things for being a not-particularly well funded independent film, it is impressive for being a pre cursor. The story begins in Haiti with a carriage carrying a holidaying couple being stopped by a funeral… which taking place in the…

Classic Film Review: Star Wars A New Hope [1977]

‘Star Wars’! ‘The Original Star Wars Film.’ ‘Later Titled ‘Episode 4: A New Hope’ Because… Money’. Let’s just call it ‘A New Hope’ for clarity. I’ll start this review by admitting that prior to watching A New Hope for the purpose OF this review I had never actually watched it… Because I didn’t care. I…