47 FILMS: 15. STAKE LAND

In our continuing series of ‘47 Films to see before you’re murdered in your dreams‘, we look at Jim Mickle’s magnificent Stake Land. In a world plagued by too many post-apocalyptic zombie movies, Jim Mickle’s Stake Land is a strikingly original, beautifully filmed genre piece. With Terrence Malick visuals and a keen satirical eye on contemporary … Continue reading “47 FILMS: 15. STAKE LAND”

47 FILMS: 14. ROBIN AND MARIAN

In our continuing series of ’47 Films to see before you’re murdered in your dreams’, we look at Richard Lester’s revisionist middle aged Robin and Marian. American director, Richard Lester’s career is a wonder to behold. Based in Britain for the most part he was responsible for putting The Beatles on films, some rollicking Musketeers, … Continue reading “47 FILMS: 14. ROBIN AND MARIAN”

47 FILMS: 13. FAT CITY

In our continuing series of  ’47 Films to see before you’re murdered in your dreams’, we look at John Huston’s grimly brilliant boxing picture Fat City. The fact of the matter is there have been more decent Boxing pictures than there have been decent boxing matches and John Huston’s Fat City is one of the … Continue reading “47 FILMS: 13. FAT CITY”

47 FILMS: 12. MONA LISA

In our continuing series of ’47 Films to see before you’re murdered in your dreams’, we look at Neil Jordan’s murky English noir Mona Lisa. A stylish British crime flick produced by George Harrison’s Handmade Films in 1986, Mona Lisa also features one of Bob Hoskins’ best performances. Up until this point Hoskins was most famous for … Continue reading “47 FILMS: 12. MONA LISA”