Bit TV Review: Allo Allo! (1982 – 1992)

Every time I used to visit my Grandma; she would always have ‘Allo Allo! in the background playing. As I grew older, I almost forgot about this old comedy gem until one afternoon switching through the channels and finding it on BBC 2 as part of their ‘Afternoon Classics’ during weekdays. Growing up I didn’t…

Bit Review: The Hateful Eight (2015)

Tarantino’s eight film, (as he narcissistically numbers in the credits), The Hateful Eight in a nutshell is predictably Tarantino-esque and at most times in the film tedious. The script itself was initially overly hyped due to secrecy and the scandal of being leaked, the dramatic temporary hiatus from Tarantino due to this almost led to…

TV Bit Review: GLOW (2017)

GLOW follows a group of young ladies, mostly aspiring actresses, who are cast as wannabe wrestlers attempting to give male wrestling a competition. The show debuts the entirety of its ten episodes on Netflix on the 23rd of June. It is led by Alison Brie, who plays Ruth Wilder, who is your typical struggling actress who…

Bit Analysis: Somers Town (2008)

Shane Meadows is a highly respected British director and praised for showing the true grittiness and accurate realism of England. His style has been compared to other respected British directors and seen as a modern day Ken Loach which is why his film Somers Town which was entirely funded by the Eurostar has made his…

Classic Bit Review: Sanshiro Sugata Pt I (1943)

Akira Kurosawa’s debut picture, Sanshiro Sugata, debuted during the Second World War. Sanshiro Sugata was Kurosawa’s first feature film that was greenlit to shoot and did not have any immediate cuts to the script. Prior to even starting with the idea of Sanshiro Sugata, Kurosawa had written another script a few years’ prior and he…

Diana Dors: Britain’s Answer to Marilyn Monroe?

Diana Dors is not a name that you hear quite often, unless you divulge into Britain’s film industry from the 50s to the 60s. Marilyn Monroe, however is a name that almost everyone on the planet would know and even more so recognise. So, why do people know of Monroe and not Dors? Dors had…

Classic Bit Review: I Live In Fear (1955)

Perhaps regarded as the worst Kurosawa film in his impressive catalogue, and also known as Record of a Living Being or 生きものの記録. The film follows the family patriarch, played by Toshiro Mifune, who suffers a mental breakdown post World War II and post Atomic Bombings. In efforts to save his family from the catastrophic effects…

Bit Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

A Wonder Woman movie is something that seemed impossible a few years ago. The era of female superheroes movies such as Elektra (2005) and Catwoman (2004) stumped the progression of female superhero movies. Wonder Women (2017), perhaps the most famous female superhero of all time only has had success in comics and animated movies, and…

Bit Review: The Counselor (2013)

The Counselor tells the story of a man nicknamed The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) who gets in over his head with a drug deal. The film features many themes such as Death, Greed, Sex, Good vs Evil etc. The visuals of the film are stunning at times. The use of establishing shots to show the beautiful landscape of…