Category Archive: Classic Movies

Classic Movies: Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard isn’t just the best action film of all time, it’s also the best Christmas film of all time. Here’s why – ★★★★★


Classic Movies: Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Soviet propaganda at its most evocative and daring, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin remains the high watermark of its genre – ★★★★★

Classic Movies: Sin City (2005)

Frank Miller’s neo-fascist fantasies, splayed out for all and sundry to gawp at, do not make for an enjoyable viewing experience – ★★

EuroVisions of Cinema – Austria – Benny’s Video (1993) 

To coincide with Eurovision 2014, a selection of Vada film writers got together to choose some of their favourite, lesser known European movies. Here’s a link to my contribution =)

Classic Movies: Body Double (1984)

In light of my negative reappraisal of Dressed to Kill on Tuesday, I decided to give Body Double another go to see if it too is little more than a shameless rip-off of a Hitchcock classic. Here’s my ★★★½ review.

Classic Movies: Dressed to Kill (1980)

In the wake of the recent remake of Brian de Palma’s Carrie, I decided to give a couple of the man’s other classics a rewatch; up first, it’s the Hitchcockian thriller Dressed to Kill… – ★★

Classic Movies: Shivers (1975)

Rampant sex, vicious horror and scathing social commentary… it must be a classic Cronenberg film! Is Shivers still a classic of the body-horror genre? Here’s my ★★★★ review.

Classic Movies: The Thing (1982)

In light of last week’s re-assessment of The Fog, I turn my attention to another John Carpenter classic – The Thing – to see if it too can survive the test of time.

Classic Movies: The Fog (1980)

A reassessment of John Carpenter’s 1980 cult horror classic, The Fog, starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis & Janet Leigh.