Film Review: Inland Sea (2018)

Directed by: Kazuhiro Soda Synopsis: Soda's black and white documentary depicts the town of Ushimado and the consequences of its modernisation post-war, focusing on an ageing community that, along with its culture, is starting to fade. While I was looking forward to watching this given how I know very little about Japanese culture, I didn't quite know … Continue reading Film Review: Inland Sea (2018)

Film Review: A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Rik Battaglia and Antoine Saint-John Directed by: Sergio Leone Synopsis: In the midst of the Mexican Revolution, an IRA explosives expert on the run (Coburn) is forced to join a whacky anti-hero (Steiger) in an initial attempt to rob the Mesa Verde bank that results in both becoming great, grand … Continue reading Film Review: A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

Film Review: Rear Window (1954)

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Synopsis: Convinced that one of his neighbours has murdered his wife, the invalid  photographer, Jeffries (Stewart), goes to great lengths to compile evidence and convince everyone that the neighbour is guilty. Located entirely within the confines of an apartment … Continue reading Film Review: Rear Window (1954)

The Rest of Springsteen’s 2014 High Hopes Tour (Part 1): February to March

Having not written much about Springsteen and The E Street Band's 2014 tour to the degree I have the Archive Series releases and 2016-17 tour shows, I had the idea recently to review select shows from the High Hopes run as part of my E Street Review series. However, when it came down to deciding on … Continue reading The Rest of Springsteen’s 2014 High Hopes Tour (Part 1): February to March

New from the Springsteen archive: November 24th, 1996 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre

It's an exciting time in the world of Springsteen. In the space of just three weeks fans have had the opportunity to download the October 23rd, 1999 Los Angeles show, watch Western Stars in cinemas across the world, and if just watching wasn't enough, they've been able to listen to the official soundtrack album to fill … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: November 24th, 1996 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre