"When is a house not a house?"
"When it's a home"
"Where is home?"
"Where your heart is"
"Play it safe son, never get off the bus"
Dirtysomething is a 1994 Screen Two drama and the debut of Rachel Weisz. It's never been repeated or released on video or DVD but it has become via word of mouth and the passing of around of copies something of a cult classic, untouched by the masses. There's…
Another celluloid slice of swinging 60s Victoriana (well Edwardian really) The Assassination Bureau is on the whole more enjoyable, satisfying and intelligent than The Best House In London and is a blackly comic tale about the business of murder based on an unfinished novel by Jack London.
The titular bureau is an international cartel that has its headquarters in England during the early 1900s and the reign of Edward VII. It murders for profit, but only victims that have been…
What an amazing film.
Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.
Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.
I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…
Watched principally for Sally Hawkins because, as you can probably guess by now, these kind of films really aren't my kind of thing - if they don't have Quatermass, Doctor Who or the Doomwatch team in them that is.
As expected it was the usual dark and gloomy, CGI heavy bonanza with utterly soulless dialogue. There wasn't so much a script here as a series of exposition, military jargon and pseudo scientific babble, with the latter given to poor Sally…