Road Rash Reviews

This Gun For Hire (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 81 mins | 1942

4 Star
A Man With Nothing to Lose and a Dame.
Eureka Classics brings us a true film-noir with the stunning Veronica Lake and the hard-nosed Alan Ladd. Adapted from a Graham Greene novel (The Fugitive, Brighton Rock, Our Man in Havana) and directed by Frank Tuttle (Springtime for Henry, The Hour Before the Dawn)  , who brings us a propaganda film…more

Buster Keaton: 3 Films (Volume 3) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 222 mins | 1923, 1925, 1927

5 Star
More Slips, More Stunts, More Keaton.
Once again we have to thank The Keaton Project 2015 by Cineteca di Bologna and Cohen Film Collection to restore all Buster Keaton films between 1920 – 1928 and also Eureka The Masters of Cinema for putting together this amazing comedy classic package. This volume sees our zero go too hero as a man…more

The Man Who Laughs (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray [2020] Review ****-

Cert PG | 110 mins | 1928

4 Star
The Afflicted, The Cursed and Love.
Dicrector Paul Leni (Sleeping Beauty, Waxworks, The Cat and the Canary) takes Victor Hugo‘s  (Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) 1869 novel of the same name and creates a film that is not a horror, but you can’t get closer to one than this macabre love story. The Man Who Laughs (1928 film) has…more

Five Graves to Cairo [Blu-ray] Review *****

Cert PG | 96 mins | 1943

5 Star
Melodrama at its Best.
#237 in the Masters of Cinema range brings us another Billy Wilder (Witness For The Prosecution, The Apartment, A Foreign Affair, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes) classic wartime thriller, this time a film from his early career, and you can see the makings of a great director from all the varied scenes in this film.…more

Criss Cross (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 84 mins | 1949

5 Star
Fun, Fights and Make-ups.
Robert Siodmak (The Killers, The Rough and the Smooth, Treasure of the Aztecs) was one of the masters of the Film-Noir genre (period 1944–54) along with the likes of Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder. He brings us a thick script and tight angles on the leading man and the femme fatale along with the…more

A Foreign Affair Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 116 mins | 1948

5 Star
Post-WWII Berlin Shenanigans.
Masters of Cinema brings you #232 which is another five-star film from the capacious vaults of the writer/director the ‘illustrious’ Billy Wilder (Witness For The Prosecution, The Apartment, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Irma La Douce, Some Like It Hot, One, Two, Three). This time it is the Americans in the bombed out Berlin looking to rebuild…more

Rio Grande (Masters of Cinema) Limited Edition Blu-ray Review *****

Cert U | 105 mins | 1950

5 Star
Ramrod, Wreckage, Ruin.
Rio Grande is the third installment of John Ford‘s “cavalry trilogy,” following two RKO Pictures releases: Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). This time we are dealing with Apache raids. Fifteen years after the events at Shenandoah, it is the summer of 1879 and Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke and those under his command…more

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