License to Review #16: License to Kill (1989)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). One of the toughest things I can imagine forContinue reading “License to Review #16: License to Kill (1989)”

License to Review #15: The Living Daylights (1987)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). After A View to a Kill, Roger Moore finallyContinue reading “License to Review #15: The Living Daylights (1987)”

Staff Picks: The Brutal Brian De Palma

Today marks the birth of one of the leading New Hollywood Directors; Brian De Palma. With a career spanning 52 years, and creating classics in multiple genres, De Palma has cemented him as a seminal director. To commemorate this occasion, we at A Fistful of Film have chosen to examine some of our favourites outContinue reading “Staff Picks: The Brutal Brian De Palma”

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Charlie, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down

Charlie Kaufman has made two movies and released them in a contained, movie length package, and it’s extremely hard to talk about.  Kaufman is one of those filmmakers who makes movies so hermetically sealed and deeply personal that they are functionally review proof. They are here, and they exist, and talking about them fundamentally comesContinue reading “I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Charlie, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down”

Staff Picks: The Devilish Dario Argento

Today marks the birth of the Master of Horror himself, the seminal Italian director; Dario Argento. To commemorate this occasion, we at A Fistful of Film have chosen to examine some of our favourites out of his filmography, from his early Giallo work to his later, more experimental, horror features. The Bird With The CrystalContinue reading “Staff Picks: The Devilish Dario Argento”

Tenet (2020), The Return of the Blockbuster

In a year with no tent-pole blockbusters to compete against it, Tenet has been on the mind of every film fan for months now. With the coronavirus delaying the release of the film, and while the news about Nolan and the Studio’s pushing for it to be released in recently reopened cinemas have caused aContinue reading “Tenet (2020), The Return of the Blockbuster”

License to Review #15: A View to a Kill (1985)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). I’ve gone into many of the James Bond films,Continue reading “License to Review #15: A View to a Kill (1985)”

License to Review – Special Edition: Never Say Never Again (1983)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). After Diamonds Are Forever, Sean Connery reportedly said “neverContinue reading “License to Review – Special Edition: Never Say Never Again (1983)”

Beetlejuice (1988), Happy Birthday Tim Burton!

Beetlejuice will always hold a special place in my heart; the first time I ever went to America I was on a trip to San Francisco and after a long day of constant traveling we made it to the Hotel, ordered a pizza and put on the TV only to find the film playing. IContinue reading “Beetlejuice (1988), Happy Birthday Tim Burton!”

License to Review #13: Octopussy (1983)

James Bond will return to cinemas this November with his twenty-fifth adventure, No Time to Die. In preparation, David Alkhed will take a look at all the previous entries in the franchise and see which ones are deserving of praise (shaken) and which ones aren’t (stirred). Before you embark on reading this review of Octopussy,Continue reading “License to Review #13: Octopussy (1983)”