Blu-Ray Review – F For Fake (1974, Criterion Collection)

No one likes to be duped whatever the situation. When the hypnotic gaze on the camera is from none other than the ‘charlatan’  himself Orson Welles, you can’t help giving yourself up to him. The Criterion Collection continues its expansion into the UK market with F For Fake (1974), a lesson in trickery, deceit, and… Read More Blu-Ray Review – F For Fake (1974, Criterion Collection)

Blu-ray Review – King Of Jazz (1930, Criterion Collection)

I should really confess my knowledge of Jazz and John Murray Anderson‘s King Of Jazz (1930) is non-existent. The question some may ask: ‘Is it a crime to call yourself a ‘cinefile’ when you’ve had no prior knowledge of the film in question? No. Some may argue thanks to niche distributors such as The Criterion… Read More Blu-ray Review – King Of Jazz (1930, Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection)

If there was ever a marmite Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) might just be that film. After the success of The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), there was a pressure for the film to succeed back in 2004. True Anderson fans despite the mixed critical response love Steve Zissou even with all… Read More Blu-Ray Review – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985, Criterion Collection)

Ten years into my ‘cinematic education’ after creating The Peoples Movies, the education continues and the latest film lesson is Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters. My quest was to open my heart to films and genres I wouldn’t have blinked an eye in the past. Paul Schrader’s 1985 film is regarded by some critics… Read More Blu-Ray Review – Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985, Criterion Collection)