Road Rash Reviews

High Noon (1952) (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Review *****

Cert U | 85 mins | 1952

5 Star
A Man of Principles.
From humble beginnings as The Tin Star by John Cunningham and adapted by screenwriter Carl Foreman (The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone, Force 10 from Navarone), High Noon is brought to the screen by visionary director Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity, Oklahoma!, A Man for All Seasons, The Day of the…more

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Masters Of Cinema) Review# *****

Cert U | 129 mins | 1945

5 Star
Awesome, Coming of Age Drama.
The 1943 novel by Betty Smith, (Tomorrow Will Be Better) was adapted by writers Tess Slesinger (Dance, Girl, Dance) and Frank Davis (The Train, Ten Tall Men) and then new director Elia Kazan was given the chance to shine and did he? Yes, as he went on to direct some of the most iconic…more

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

Another Plan From Outer Space Review (No Spoilers) ****-

Cert TBC (15)? | 98 mins | 2018

4 Star
The Future with that Essential 1950’s Sci-Fi Vibe.
It all started in 2016 with writer/director Lance Polland (Werewolves in Heat) a lover of Sci-Fi and the Horror genres and he brings his latest venture into the Classic B movie style, of those Classic 1950’s films.
Road Rash Reviews were honoured to get to see the film as we couldn’t make the…more

One, Two, Three (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 108 mins | 1961

5 Star
Cold War Hi-jinx.
Billy Wilder (Stalag 17, Irma La Douce, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Apartment, Witness For The Prosecution) gets hands on, with this 1961 release by writing, producing and directing this stage for James Cagney (Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties, Yankee Doodle Dandy,  Shake Hands with the Devil). Adapted from the play Egy, kettő,…more

The Song of Bernadette (Eureka Classics) Review *****

Cert U | 156 mins | 1943

5 Star
Humility in the Face of Adversity.
From the master of adaptations Henry King, (Lloyds of London, A Yank in the R.A.F., Twelve O’Clock High, David and Bathsheba) a man with a glittering career during the golden age of Hollywood, The Song of Bernadette (Franz Werfel (novel), Embezzled Heaven) is the biography of a young Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes France and…more

Sink the Bismark Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert U | 97 mins | 1960

4 Star
The Battle that Needed Fighting.
For the first on Blu-ray in the UK, Eureka Classics totally live up to their name with this Lewis Gilbert (Reach for the Sky, Alfie, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, Shirley Valentine) WWII re-enactment of one of the most important sea battles of the early stages of the world wide conflict.…more

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