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

Pick-up Alley (1957) Blu-ray Review ***--

Cert PG | 92 mins | 1957

3 Star
Globe Trotting Drug Hunt.
Director John Gilling (The Pirates of Blood River, The Plague of the Zombies) takes the novel by A.J. Forrest and screenwritten by John Paxton (Murder, My Sweet). A great way to get shots of great places like Athens and Rome, as our Interpol agent chases a drug lord across Europe to America.
Charles Sturgis (Victor Mature, Samson…more

Man of a Thousand Faces Review ****-

Cert PG | 122 mins | 1957

4 Star
The Legacy of Lon Chaney.
From directing family favourites like Star Trek, The Munsters and The Virginian, Joseph Pevney went on to direct major silver screen stars such as Rock Hudson (Back to God’s Country), Debbie Reynolds (Tammy and the Batchelor) and Tony Curtis (Flesh and Fury). With Man of a Thousand Faces he tells the life story of one…more

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 inĀ  the window.
The Biblical injunction “Thou shalt not kill” is one that requires qualification in…more

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