FILM REVIEW: The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

Dir. John Ford. Run Time: 129 mins. PG (U.S Release Poster) Based on the landmark novel by John Steinbeck, John Ford’s film adaptation of The Grapes Of Wrath has become almost as large a cultural force as its inspiration. It was selected as one of the first twenty-five films to be archived in the Library…

FILM REVIEW: Song Of The South (1946)

Dir. Harve Foster/Wilfred Jackson. Run Time: 94 mins. G The bastard child of the Disney musical cannon Song Of The South has a history so littered with controversy that it is a rather difficult film to talk about. I mean, what is left to be said that hasn’t already been said before? I suppose, however,…

FILM REVIEW: Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Run Time: 89 mins. M15+   (US Release Poster) Long lingering conversations, shots held for much longer than is necessary, and a plot that really goes nowhere: Stranger Than Paradise has all of the hallmarks to make it an art-house auteur classic, but don’t mistake Jarmusch’s flair for pretension. In fact the…

FILM REVIEW: The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

Dir. Rupert Julian. Run Time: 93 mins. PG (Original Theatrical Release Poster) The Phantom Of The Opera has long been a staple in the classic horror movie circles, and for good reason. The film is not short on any spectacle, the plot and pacing keep the viewer riveted to the screen for the entire duration,…

RECIPE: Hot Sauce Of Awesomeness

It’s a little known fact (well, not that little known) that I am a bit of a chilli freak. I’m not into the whole burn your face off just for the fun of it scene, but I do enjoy myself the odd spicy piece of deliciousness, and so the other day I decided that I…

FILM REVIEW: Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Dir. Barry Levinson. Run Time: 121 mins. M15+ (U.S Release Poster) A fast-talking, wise-cracking, unorthodox radio DJ (Robin Williams) is sent to Vietnam in the days leading up to war. Here he learns life lessons, shares witticisms, mingles with the locals, and experiences the horrors that war in all its forms wreaks upon the world.…