I noticed last night that Micheal Mann's The Keep (1983) is currently available on Netflix UK. Despite being screened occasionally on Film4 this is welcome news for anyone still clinging onto their VHS or, like me, their poor laserdisc to DVD copy. Unlike the Amazon rental the Netflix version retains the widescreen format even if … Continue reading The Keep (1982) is on NetflixUK.
So there's no getting away from Blackhat being a disappointment, a reheated, autopilot bundle of director Michael Mann's themes, images and obsessions. I know that you could level that charge against most of his movies but there's something missing here; that existential samurai feel (a.k.a. men looking into the distance, thinking about the heavy burden … Continue reading Blackhat (2015)
One of the immutable laws of modern cinema is what I call 'the Statham Grace'; it's the rule that any film is improved, or made marginally less terrible by the presence of Jason Statham. Like most actors he's been in his fair share of good movies and absolute dogs but he has a screen presence … Continue reading Actor: Jason Statham