Tag Archives: Crime

Benny’s Video (1992) – Film of the Week

As a director, Michael Haneke is well known for producing films that reflect and challenge our notions of social development. While in turn, polarising audiences and critics alike with tough and often uncomfortable reflections of our own humanity. His films have ranged from the Piano Teacher to The White Ribbon, each one wrapping audiences in themes of isolation and estrangement. …

Rope (1948) – Film of the Week

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 film is not your standard horror fair, and continues to enthral and surprise new audiences. Playing out in a high rise apartment, over the course of party. Rope is in essence pure theatre on screen. A gloriously dark exploration of murder, and revenge that manages to weave its audience into a sublime psychological horror. Based on Patrick Hamilton’s …

Responsible Child (Review) – The ramifications of an archaic law

Every once in while a TV drama comes along that asks society to look at its failings. Testing our views, opinions and judgments with a nuanced exploration of a social safety net incompatible with need. Written by Sean Buckley (Skins) and directed by the documentary filmmaker Nick Holt Responsible Child is one of those dramas. Currently, the law in England …

The Irishman – Goodbye to the Goodfellas

It is hard to believe that is was almost 25 years ago that Martin Scorsese brought us Casino, starring Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro. A film that many thought would mark the end of the Pesci – DeNiro partnership born in the 1980 film Raging Bull. While Al Pacino although having worked De Niro on The Godfather, never crossed …