Neil Alcock

Neil Alcock Pro

Favorite films

  • Vertigo
  • North by Northwest
  • The 39 Steps
  • Notorious

Recent activity

  • The 39 Steps


  • Napoleon


  • A Matter of Life and Death


  • Spontaneous


Recent reviews

  • Niagara



    Slight but gripping sun-drenched noir-slash-Shredded-Wheat-promo, in which it's impossible to distinguish between the watery mist of Niagara Falls and the steam coming off Marilyn's red hot femme fatale. Mind you, Jean Peters gives her a run for her money (she needed to, after Darryl Zanuck dumped Peters out of the lead role in favour of Monroe), and along with Joe Cotten bravely takes more than one torrential soaking in the name of art. Gorgeous Technicolor makes the most of the…

  • Rock Chicks

    Rock Chicks


    I watched this because, like any sane person, I worship the ground Kristin Hersh walks on and the air she breathes. Unsurprisingly, then, hers are the most interesting and enlightening segments for me, but your mileage may vary. Suzi Quatro is never not fun, but I'm not sure the other featured musicians - undeniable talent notwithstanding - are significant enough to make their stories worthwhile. I'm more interested in the icons who inspired them: Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta et…

Popular reviews

  • Oblivion



    If you're the kind of person who liked Moon but a) needed every single piece of information explained to you at length and b) didn't think it had enough explosions or Tom Cruise in it, then Oblivion is for you.

  • Magical Mystery Tour

    Magical Mystery Tour


    They say the lads were heavily into drugs around this time but I see no evidence to suggest that