The sky’s the limit for the talented cast and crew of The Vast Of Night (2020)

Available on Amazon Prime Video, there’s a real sense of passion and craftsmanship to “The Vast Of Night”, the debut feature of writer/ director Andrew Patterson. It’s steeped in the romance and aesthetic of fifties and sixties sci-fi and infused with the spirit of Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling and Leslie Stevens. It’s so exquisitely realised…

In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News seems like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama: Bombshell (2020) Review

In a world of spin, propaganda and outright lies, Fox News may seem like a counter-intuitive choice for a fact-based drama but facts there are in this frustratingly superficial look under the rock of America’s foremost right-wing rhetoric factory. The film charts the eventual fall from…well, not grace exactly…in any event, it charts the fall…

Craggus Comfort Movies: The Ice Pirates (1984) Review

Something of the odd one out in this stroll down movie memory lane, “The Ice Pirates” is a favourite cheesy movie that I came across much later in life than the age of 10 or 11 which excuses many of my other Craggus Comfort Movie choices. I don’t think this got a cinema release here…

Craggus Comfort Movies: Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) Review

There’s something so intoxicatingly comforting about Roger Corman’s sci-fi reimagining of “The Magnificent Seven”, itself a remake of “Seven Samurai” that I’m surprised it’s not regulated by the government. It’s appeal probably lies in its perfect placement at the start of the home video boom in the early eighties when it was available to rent…