Review: Dracula (1992)

(Originally published November 2012) It would be a crime to forget Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula from 1992, the director of the Godfather gives us a near definitive tale of Dracula, as a man and as a monster. Closely following the novel by Bram Stoker, the film sees the demise of the Romanian Vlad the Impaler…

Saga Review: The Planet of the Apes

I love my science fiction, yet it has taken me this long to watch the original series of Planet of the Apes films from the 60s and 70s! In fact the first film in the series I ever watched was Tim Burton’s 2001 remake upon release… unfortunately, and I believe I was reluctant to watch…

Review: RoboCop (2014)

Oh, Hollywood… please stop doing this. Alex Murphy, police officer of Detroit, is fatally injured in a car bomb explosion and is remade as a cybernetic law enforcement robot. The company who made him, OMNICORP, create military robots to battle in the Middle East, but cannot bring such faceless enforcement into American cities without causing…

Review: Lawless

A gritty, intense but reliably predictable gangster thriller that’s loaded with good performances. Lawless is set in the early 1930 in Virginia during the depression, where three brothers run a dangerous trade of “moonshine”, alcohol made by the people for the people in a time where alcohol was restricted. When their legendary fame of being…

Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Having finally gotten around to seeing this film, I can enjoy some of the best acting talent Britain has to offer. That, and feel a little bewildered. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is the film adaptation of the popular spy novel of the same name which was also adapted for television in 1979 starring Alec Guinness….