The Sisters Brothers (2018)

I’ll be honest, if I’m going to be tempted to watch a western these days, it has to have the promise of something a little bit extra, a little bit different from the norm. I’ve seen enough standard Wild West, prospector journeys at this point, it’s just not a universe that gets me running to…

Hell Or High Water (2016)

Any long time readers of this blog will know that, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I have something of a penchant for Westerns, both period and contemporary. This year has been a mixed bag with regards to that genre with Jane Got A Gun failing to impress but Bone Tomahawk being one of my favourites…

Jane Got A Gun (2016)

For many people, the phrase ‘Hollywood blacklist’ refers to the period during the mid 19th century when many filmmakers and actors with Communist sympathies (and many without) were cast out from the cinematic community and denied work. In more modern times, however, the black list has become the term to describe a set of scripts…

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

After the large predictability of a rather tense and agenda filled Oscars ceremony, the part of my brain solely dedicated to the enjoyment of cinema wanted something that was going to blow away all the cobwebs of awards season and give me a rollicking good time. After a quick browse through my favourite sources, I…

The Hateful Eight (2015)

For somebody who grew up watching and absolutely obsessing over the likes of Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Kill Bill far before it was age appropriate for me to do so, these days every new Quentin Tarantino release is greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Whilst 2012’s Django Unchained failed to satisfy some critics, I continued to…