• The Street Fighter

    The Street Fighter


    “ Soon you'll be unconscious through lack of oxygen; it's an ancient technique.“

    Don’t fuck with Sonny Chiba, because he’s not fucking around. In the film that opened him up to the eyes of the world, in this ultra slice of blood spraying violence . Where Karate is the main dish, as Chiba chops , punches and kicks his way through a smorgasbord of bad guys. Blows so deadly that blood erupts from contact, or food is regurgitated . Hell a man even as his bollocks ripped off, watched on Blu Ray from Arrow Video.

  • Reptile



    I’m a big fan of the police mystery dramas , from years of watching them as tv series . This definitely ticked all the right boxes for me, channeling some serious True Detective vibes. For debut film director Grant Singer , lays down a strong marker. With this well structured and captivating movie. Starring the always talented Benicio Del Toro as a detective, investigating a brutal murder of Realtor . The murder is just the tip of mystery, as he discoverers something much darker, Del Toro performance is a measured one which holds the narrative firmly in place. Watched on Netflix.

  • Snake Eater

    Snake Eater


    “So *this* is what happens when you breed a human with a tree.“

    Not so much a Snake Eater, more like a shit eater. 
                   Watched on Amazon Prime.

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    “Scary stories make real life a little less scary“

    I found this much improved over Death On The Nile , especially in pace and story execution. Kenneth Branagh once again directs and starts, as the famous sleuth Poirot . In a third whodunnit mystery, based on the works of Agatha Christie. The film starts with Poirot retired in Venice , after two bad trips by train and ship. His retirement is interrupted by an old friend, with a new case…

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard


    “Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass.“

    John McTiernan and Bruce Willis gave us the blueprint for the perfect action movie. Which 35 years later as lost non-of its appeal or charm. Which also serves as a reminder of just how tattered Willis was, so very happy to see this on the big screen. 
             “Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker”. 
                        Watched at the Cinema.

  • Napoleon



    “I am the first to admit when I make a mistake. I simply never do.“

    I really enjoyed this, period based biographical drama based on the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte . A lot of criticisms I’ve seen aimed at this, is that it plays fast and loose with history. That’s because it’s a film and all films do that, if you want fact watch the history channel. Ridley Scott builds this movie around 3 things, two strong performances…

  • American Tigers

    American Tigers


    Not so much the dirty dozen, but more like the shit dozen . Get’s a star and half , for Cynthia Rothrock’s cameo as Cynthia Rothrock. Watched on YouTube.

  • The Great Flamarion

    The Great Flamarion


    “You know, no matter how fast you drink it the distilleries can still stay way ahead of you.“

    A perfectly watchable murder/noir from Anthony Mann, with the classic noir narrative . With the film starting out with the murder, then through flashbacks and voiceovers the reasons for said murder are revealed. Staring Erich Von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes and Dan Duryea. Hollywood really had a thing against women in the 40s , they were almost always manipulators or murders and this definitely ticks one off them boxes. Good but not a classic of genre, watched on Talking Pictures Tv.

  • Long Arm of the Law

    Long Arm of the Law


    The precursor to the heroic bloodshed movies, made famous by John Woo and Ringo Lam . This action thriller is set in early 80s Hong Kong, about a gang of former soldiers living in mainland China. Who cross the border into Hong Kong, to rob and steal, to fund a better life in China. Things don’t go as planned, which sees the gang come into conflict with gangsters and the police. The action is gritty and very violent in places,…

  • Nowhere



    The only thing that had more holes in then the container , she was trapped in was the script. Anna Castillo Is watchable but she’s let down, by the ridiculousness of her situation . It’s not often I give on a film at the halfway point, but I found silliness of events kept pulling me out and away to my phone. Watched on Netflix.

  • Road House

    Road House


     “ I used to fuck guys like you in prison”.

    Easily my second favourite Patrick Swayza film and character, behind Point Break. Swayza plays I thought you'd be bigger Dalton , a bar cooler, tasked with cleaning up rough and tumble bar . A job which he needs help with from, Sam Elliott’s Wade I sure ain't gonna show you my dick Garrett . When Dalton isn’t kicking all types of ass , he’s putting the moves on Kelly the…

  • Scarlet Street

    Scarlet Street


    “You wouldn't know love if it hit you in the face.“

    A very slick crime/noir from director Fritz Lang , starring Edward G.Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea. Robinson gives his always captivating performance, playing a lonely man trapped in a loveless marriage. Who’s only enjoyment his is painting, on a evening home he saves the beautiful Bennett from an attacker . Bennett shines as she bewitches Robinson, who fulls hard for her. But Bennett and her lover Duryea see…