Tag Archive: Rocky

Jawbone Review

Stanley Kubrick supposedly once said; “everything has already been done, every story has been told every scene has been shot, it’s our job to do it one better”. For the boxing film, it… Continue reading

Fat City: John Huston’s Body Blow to Boxing Films

Boxing films, you know the script. The working class everyman down-on-his-luck battles against the avalanche of odds to hook, jab and uppercut his way to the top triumphantly. It doesn’t matter if it’s grief,… Continue reading

The Latest Picture Show’s rating system explained…sort of…

One of the underappreciated nuances of tackling film reviews is understanding the reviewer’s ratings system. While the words on the (web) page give the clearest indication of what the all unknowing critic is… Continue reading