Review: Blade Runner – The Final Cut

Perhaps one of Sir Ridley Scott’s most visually striking films, Blade Runner is a narrow view of classic science fiction themes and values shot in a gorgeous film noir style. A Blade Runner is a special police officer tasked with the identification and neutralising of synthetic humans known as Replicants. Replicants appear by design exactly…

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…

Tribute Review: Horror of Dracula

Back in June this year cinema lost one of its most iconic actors, Sir Christopher Lee, so I opted to watch one of his most classic films; his first role as Dracula. Based upon Bram Stoker’s classic novel, this 1958 movie is produced by Hammer Studios and compared to the 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula, this…

Review: Before I Go to Sleep

Amnesia! The writer’s best friend comes back to haunt Nicole Kidman in her newest thriller. While the premise has been done before, I still found the film engaging and an overall success. Kidman plays Christine, a woman who every day wakes up with no memory of the last twenty years due to an accident. Her…

Review: Fahrenheit 451

As the film explains, Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature in which book paper burns, and this 1960s film (based off the book by Ray Bradbury) tells of a near future where books are outlawed and destroyed. In this future, fire fighters no longer put out fires, “Firemen” are now a zealous law enforcement department “451”,…

Review: Warhorse

Spielberg is back at it again; tugging our heartstrings and does it with great ease. Yes, I do have a sentimental streak! War Horse is a film adaptation of a stage play based from a children’s book of the same name, and follows the traumatic adventures of a young man and a horse he befriends…