DVD Review: The Yellow Balloon

The Yellow Balloon is a prime example of the type of atmospheric British drama that thrilled cinema audiences in Great Britain before the advent of television captured everybody’s imaginations through The Queen’s Coronation in 1953. The film follows 10 year old Frankie Palmer (Andrew Ray) who one day catches sight of a man selling balloonsContinue reading “DVD Review: The Yellow Balloon”

DVD Review: The Third Man (4K Restored Version)

Upon its release in 1949, Carol Reed’s atmospheric screen adaptation of Graham Greene’s The Third Man instantly became a cinematic classic winning numerous plaudits and awards from the Grand Prix at Cannes to The Oscars. The iconic thriller stars Joseph Cotten as American pulp western writer Holly Martens who arrives in post-war Vienna following upContinue reading “DVD Review: The Third Man (4K Restored Version)”

DVD Review: The Drop

If like me, you missed The Drop when it originally hit cinema screens last year, then this is your chance to finally catch this gritty crime drama on DVD and Blu-ray. The story follows Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) an apparent underdog lonely bartender at Cousin Marv’s; a neighbourhood bar in Brooklyn. Bob’s cousin, the eponymous Marv (JamesContinue reading “DVD Review: The Drop”

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