Category: Reviews

Reviews of films and television formats. Short or long.

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon’s dream opens with a boy (Pascale Lamorisse) descending into the panoramic view of fifties Paris. For a moment it seems like...

Monday Morning / Class of Fear

Monday Morning

Monday Morning is a high school drama from 1990. Bobby Parker (Noah Blake) is new at his high school and struggles to fit in....

Highball

Highball

Highball is an episodic comedy by Noah Baumbach from 1997. The movie is about three parties that the young couple Diane (Lauren Katz) and...

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam is a 1996 American black comedy slasher film directed by William Lustig (Vigilante, Maniac Cop), written by Larry Cohen (God told me...

Full Alert

Full Alert is a 1997 Hong-Kong crime-action movie by Ringo Lam. Inspector Pao Wai-Hung (Lau Ching-Wan) is caught in a race against time, as...

Iron Monkey

If martial arts movies or Hong Kong movies more generally are your thing, chances are you have heard of Iron Monkey. You might even...

Blind Beast

Trying to increase my #Japanuary dosage just a little bit more (also see my recent review of Irezumi), I went for Blind Beast (Môjû)...

Suddenly

Suddenly

The most outstanding bit about Suddenly (1954, Dir. Lewis Allen) is its plotline. Gangsters led by Frank Sinatra’s John Baron hold up a family...

Irezumi

Irezumi

Irezumi (japanese for tattoo), also known as Kiss of the Spider Woman, is a drama from 1966 directed by Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) based...