The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer’s Code

June 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

PBS Home Entertainment sent over one of their television productions on Blu-Ray for review, and knowing that the network is consistently producing and importing high quality content, I was definitely interested in checking it out. During the Second World [...]

Side Effects

June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

It's become a little quiet around Steven Soderbergh, as the acclaimed director has been making smaller films in the past years, movies that are most likely more personal to him than the "Oceans 11" franchise. "Side Effects" is [...]

Gangster Squad

April 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Without much of a stir, "Gangster Squad" came and went at the box office but when Warner Home Video sent over a copy on Blu-Ray for review, I was eager to take a look. For some reason I am a sucker for 40s-style gangster movies, and with Sean [...]

Seven Psychopaths

February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

"Seven Psychopaths" is probably unlike any film you've ever seen. In a world flooded with movies, this film managed to carve out a niche that is all its own. As it featured a promising cast, I was delighted to give the Blu-Ray Disc a closer [...]

Family Plot

October 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

"Family Plot" marks the end of one of the greatest film careers of all time. As Alfred Hitchcock's 54th, and final, movie, the film serves as something of a fond farewell by the director and marks a return to the more lighthearted suspense [...]

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

May 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

I admit that it was hard for me to get excited about the "Mission: Impossible" franchise after the last two movies. While the original film had a certain Cold War charm about itself, resembling some of the great spy thriller classics, the two [...]

The Odessa File

May 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

"The Odessa File" is one of those movies that, despite being very good, you tend to overlook all too often, and then begin to let it fade away into the back of your mind. Fortunately, Image Entertainment now give us the chance to re-experience [...]

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

March 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

John le Carré used to be one of the greatest writers of spy novels in the Cold War era. Conjuring up plots of intrigue and betrayal that were twisted with mystery and characters that put up an impenetrable facade, le Carré always knew how to [...]

Straw Dogs

February 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sam Peckinpah's 1971 crime drama "Straw Dogs" has long been hailed as a masterpiece and a highly controversial film. A while ago, MGM Home Entertainment has released a high definition version of the movie for fans to enjoy. The nature of [...]


January 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bergman, Grant, Hitchcock… a recipe for cinematic success if ever there was one. Made in 1946, "Notorious" is a dark film that isn't afraid to reveal the morally ambiguous nature of the espionage trade — a fairly bold stroke [...]
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