The Hidden review

Trust a film from the nineteen-eighties to hit the ground running. Or in the case of The Hidden, hit the ground tyres screeching. The opening…

The Running Man review

Released the same year as Predator, when Arnie's hot streak was starting to heat up, The Running Man has more in common with his earlier lower…

Black Moon Rising review

Long forgotten by many, or just not seen by anyone in the first place, Black Moon Rising is a real nineteen-eighties action oddity. It stars…

Death Wish 3 review

Death Wish 3 is about as far from the more ser­i­ous tone of the ori­ginal Death Wish as you could ever wish for (if you…

Why I Love... Flash Gordon

WARNING: SPOILERS! I love any excuse to rewatch 1980s cheese fest, Flash Gordon. And here's why... Ornella Muti, an Italian former model, stars as horny space…

Licence To Kill review

There’s a def­in­ite cycle to Bond films. They start rel­at­ively low-key and gritty (although Bond, as spy dra­mas go, has never been truly gritty), and…

Hell Comes To Frogtown review

The Mad Max films are pretty good. Except maybe the one with Tina Turner in it. But they’re miss­ing a cru­cial ingredi­ent. They don’t have…

Streets Of Fire review

Wal­ter Hill and John Car­penter are, I think, two dir­ect­ors with some sim­il­ar­it­ies to each other. Wal­ter Hill per­haps isn’t so fam­ous by vir­tue of…