Steven Sheehan

Deep house, soul, eclectic mixes and a whole lot of mashups.

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  • The Parallax View

  • Sweet Smell of Success

  • Blow-Up

  • This Gun for Hire

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  • Safe

    Safe

    ★★★★★

    Still Haynes’ best film and Moore’s best performance. So much to get into, especially given the time this was released and the rise in concern about the ozone layer and extreme paranoia that came with it at times. Mental health, self love, AIDS and the near-constant state of fear about the collapse of everything that so many of us are still.wrapped up in 30 years after the film’s release.

  • Smile

    Smile

    ★½

    “THIS IS WHAT THE FILM IS ABOUT” being smashed repeatedly into your brain is never a good thing. Especially with horror.

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  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★★

    By choosing Alain Delon for the role of Jef Costello - the brooding, silent assassin who slinks through the murky shadows of the Parisian night - Jean-Pierre Melville highlights the importance of casting. Finding the right person who can disappear into their character and embody their spirit. When the frame can be focused on a face that so clearly tells a story of its own, the symbiotic relationship between director and performer evolves beyond the expectations of standard storytelling.

    Very…

  • Freaks

    Freaks

    ★★★★

    A startlingly brave film for the time it was made in, Freaks is a genuinely empathetic story that still retains its power today. Quite who the real monsters are becomes clearer the more we are taken into the world of these circus performers. The horror arrives not from those who appear different from the 'norm' but those who cannot accept them.

    There are moments of course where Tod Browning verges on exploiting the very same people he is trying to…