Writings

I regularly write DVD/Blu-ray reviews on world cinema and classic British television and film for DVDCompare, although I’ve had work appear in other publications since 2005 (including an overview of the work of British writer Trevor Preston and a piece about the Italian film director Fernando Di Leo for a Danish film magazine). On this page, I will list the written work I have had published and provide links to it where I can, beginning with the most recent.

February, 2015. ‘Special Thanks’ credit on Arrow’s Blu-ray release of David Cronenberg’s RABID.

January 2015

The Fall series two (BBC, 2014) review of the UK Acorn Media DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3519

 

December 2014

The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946) review of the UK Arrow Academy Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3499

God’s Pocket (John Slattery, 2014) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3506

 

November 2014

La ragazza che sapeva troppo/The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava, 1963) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3488

Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987) and How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Bruce Robinson, 1989) review of UK Arrow FIlms Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3478

 

October 2014

The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) review of UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3445

Cani arrabbiati/Rabid Dogs (Mario Bava, 1974) review of UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3441

Your Witness (Robert Montgomery, 1950) review of UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3436

Timeslip/The Atomic Man (Ken Hughes, 1955) review of UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3431

Stridulum/The Visitor (Giulio Paradisi, 1979) review of UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3426

The Incredible Melting Man (William Sachs, 1977) review of UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3422

Jim Jarmusch Collection (Permanent Vacation, Down by Law, Stranger than Paradise, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man) review of UK Soda Pictures Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3416

 

September 2014

Twins of Evil (John Hough, 1971) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3401

Countess Dracula (Peter Sasdy, 1971) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3393

Contes immoraux / Immoral Tales (Walerian Borowczyk, 1974) review of the UK Arrow Academy Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3379

Théâtre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal / The Theatre of Mr and Mrs Kabal (Walerian Borowczyk, 1967) review of the UK Arrow Academy Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3382

Goto, l’ile d’amour / Goto, Isle of Love (Walerian Borowczyk, 1968) review of the UK Arrow Academy Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3367

Blanche (Walerian Borowczyk, 1971) review of the UK Arrow Academy Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3363

 

August 2014

La bete / The Beast (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975) review of the UK Arrow Academy Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3362

Heli (Amat Escalante, 2013) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3361

Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan, 2013) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3358

Bound (the Wachowskis, 1996) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3347

The Ipcress File (Sidney J Furie, 1965) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3329

Victim (Basil Dearden, 1961) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3332

The Quiller Memorandum (Michael Anderson, 1966) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3334

Capricorn One (Peter Hyams, 1977) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=12284

 

July 2014

Spys (Irvin Kershner, 1974) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3308

Times Square (Allan Moyle, 1980) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3310

Cat and Mouse / Mousey (Daniel Petrie, 1974) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3287

Ring of Spies (Robert Tronson, 1964) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3321

 

June 2014

Ballad in Blue (Paul Henreid, 1964) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3272

This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) review of the UK Network Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3263

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Laurent Bouzerau, 2011) review of UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3281

Crimson Field (BBC, 2014) review of the UK Acorn Media DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3283

 

May 2014

Noose for a Lady (Wolf Rilla, 1953) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3235

Gregory’s Girl (Bill Forsyth, 1981) review of the UK Second Sight Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3234

Theatre of Blood (Douglas Hickox, 1973) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3228

Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3244

Powaqqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1988) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3247

 

April 2014

The Delta Force (Menahem Golan, 1986) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3225

Sisters (Brian De Palma, 1973) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3216

 

March 2014

Cat Girl (Alfred Shaughnessy, 1957) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3192

Klown: The Movie (Mikkel Nørgaard, 2010) review of the UK Arrow Films DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3177

The Terrornauts (Montgomery Tully, 1967) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3178

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: The Ghosts of Georgia (Tom Elkins, 2013) review of the UK Lionsgate Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3142

Paranoia (Robert Luketic, 2013) review of the UK Entertainment One Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3154

 

February 2014

Bang! You’re Dead (Lance Comfort, 1954) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3247

Frivolous Lola (Tinto Brass, 1988) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3125

Tras(gre)dire / Cheeky (Tinto Brass, 2000) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3122

Dolphins: Spy in the Pod (John Downer, 2014) review of the UK Acorn Media Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3140

All Neat in Black Stockings (Chrstopher Morahan, 1969) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3103

 

January 2014

Bullet Ballet (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1998) review of the UK Third Window Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3080

Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986) review of the UYK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3061

 

December 2013

Battle of the Damned (Christopher Hatton, 2013) review of the UK E-One Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3045

Tenebre / Tenebrae (Dario Argento, 1982) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3027

Lust in the Dust (Paul Bartel, 1985) review of the UK Arrow Films DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3024

The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973) review of the UK Arrow Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3039

Tokyo Fist (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1995) review of the UK Third Window Films Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3014

Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980) review of the UK Second Sight Blu-ray: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3016

 

November 2013

The Brain Machine (Ken Hughes, 1955) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3006

The Headless Ghost (Peter Graham Scott, 1959) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3000

The 14 (David Hemmings, 1973) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=3003

 

October 2013

The Night We Got the Bird (Darcy Conyers, 1961) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2982

Red Wagon (Paul L Stein, 1931) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2949

Not Now Comrade (Ray Cooney & Harold Snoade, 1976) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2939

 

September 2013

New Scotland Yard: The Complete Third Series (LWT, 1973) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2938

Ealing Studios Rarities Collection, Volume 6 review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2932

Mr Forbush and the Penguins (Al Viola, 1971) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2925

 

August 2013

Murder Without Crime (J Lee Thompson, 1950) review of the UK Network DVD http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2914

Link (Richard Franklin, 1986) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2922

Death at Broadcasting House (Reginald Denham, 1934) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2913

Three Hats for Lisa (Sidney Hayers, 1966) review of the UK Network DVD: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=2909