Road Rash Reviews

Black Angel [1946] Blu-Ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 81 mins | 1946

4 Star
A Singer, A Drunk and an Accused Man.
Black Angel is Roy William Neill’s (Fifty Fathoms Deep, Murder Will Out, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death) swan song after a career spanning nearly thirty years and one hundred and ten directorial credits. Black Angel is a Film-Noir, with its sights definitely set on the dark recesses of…more

Cloak and Dagger [1946] (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format Review ****-

Cert PG | 106 mins | 1946

4 Star
War Time Arms Race
or
(Love in the Underground)

Filmed just after the war ended, Cloak and Dagger is a true tribute to the men and women who risked their lives in occupied Europe during WW II as part of the O.S.S. (Office of Strategic Services). From the legend that was Fritz Lang (The Woman in the Window, Der Mude Tod, Human…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

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

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