Road Rash Reviews

The Woman in the Window (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray ****-

Cert PG | 107 mins | 1944

4 Star
A Portrait of the Soul.
Eureka (Masters of Cinema) bring us another of Fritz Lang‘s (Spione, Human Desire, Der Mude Tod) masterpieces in this black and white film noir. It shows us a tale of a thinking man’s dilemma when he meets the woman in  the window.
The Biblical injunction “Thou shalt not kill” is one that requires qualification in…more

Human Desire [1954] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 91 mins | 1954

4 Star
What Will You Do For Passion?
Based on the novel “La Bête Humaine” – by Emile Zola, The Sin of Father Mouret) this is the third incarnation of the novel and directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Der Mude Tod, Spione, M, Moonfleet, Journey to the Lost City). Human Desire is a tale of what will you do and…more

Laura [1944] (Masters of Cinema) Review *****

Cert PG | 88 mins | 1944

5 Star
The Who’s Who of Who Done It.
Once again Eureka (Masters of Cinema) brings us #196 in their unmissable classic film restorations. Laura is one of The American Film Institute’s 10 best mystery films of all time. Based on the book of the same name by Vera Caspary (Bedelia), Otto Preminger (Porgy and Bess, Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Rosebud)…more

The Blue Dahlia 1946 Review ****-

Cert PG | 101 mins | 1946

4 stars for this classy and glamorous whodunnit.
The Blue Dahlia was first released in 1946. It was the only produced original screenplay by renowned crime writer Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye) and was directed by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again, How The West Was Won).
“I told you she was poison. They’re all poison sooner or later.”
Johnny Morrison…more

Suture Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 1993-5

4 Star
Stylish and Thought Provoking.
This is the second time writer/directors David Siegel, Scott McGehee (Bee Season) collaborate and they have come up with a stunner. Even though this was released in the 1990’s you feel like you are watching a 1960’s thriller from the likes of classic directors such as Hitchcock (Birds). This film is a study of what makes a…more

Woman on the Run Dual-Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 75 mins | 1950

4 Star
Fear and Indifference in San Francisco.
Another release from those at Arrow Academy, a Film-Noir classic from the pen and direction of Norman Foster (Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier). A tale of self preservation even though it is detrimental to his survival.
Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott, Kelly’s Heroes) is out walking his dog Rembrandt, when he hears a…more

Too Late For Tears Dual-Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 99 mins | 1949

4 Star
Cash, Greed and Murderous Intent.
From Arrow Academy comes classic Film-Noir from 1949 from the director Byron Haskin who brought us such classics as Treasure Island, Arsenic and Old Lace, The War of the Worlds and Robinson Crusoe on Mars) comes a tale of what unearned money can do to people. Now brought to us by the talents of UCLA Film…more

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