Review

Z-Grade Pick Flick – Peeping Tom (1960)

Michael Powell was a highly respected British film director… until he made Peeping Tom. Six months before Hitchcock took psychological horror to the mainstream with Psycho, Powell delivered this sick and twisted Z-grade melodrama. Shocking right from the opening scene

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – Zotz! (1962)

What’s Zotz!? Well, according to the ad campaign, “It’s the magic word for ‘fun’!” In reality, though, it’s a cheap Disney knockoff from one of cinema’s greatest showmen, William Castle. The silver screen’s answer to P.T. Barnum, director-producer Castle understood

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Review: Da Vinci’s Demons

For all of the things that work about Da Vinci’s Demons, it’s difficult to not walk away from the series mourning a lost opportunity. Da Vinci’s Demons positions the famed artist/inventor as an action hero and lover who is constantly

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

I hate the hustle and bustle of the city sometimes. Fighting through crowds just to get from point A to point B, that’s no way to live. That’s probably why I get a perverse thrill out of end-of-civilisation flicks like

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

From the land beyond beyond, from the world past hope and fear, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is a wonderful choice for a Saturday matinee (well done, Aunty ABC). It’s also one of the finest examples of entry-level Z-Grade cinema

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – Percy (1971)

It’s a film named after a dead man’s penis – so how bad could this Z-Grade British comedy possibly be? The answer to that is, unbelievably. Some weeks it’s much easier to pick the Z-Grade flick than other weeks. Often

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

In 1967, old Hollywood got a violent wake-up call when Bonnie and Clyde dragged it kicking and screaming into a bold new era. The story of how actor-producer Warren Beatty fought tooth and nail with studio execs to get Bonnie

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – Confession (1955)

Being the child of someone famous can be both a blessing and a curse. A famous surname can open a lot of doors career-wise, but more often than not it leads to a life in the shadows of mum or

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Z-Grade Pick Flick – Enter The Dragon (1973)

Enter The Dragon is a profoundly inspirational film. Makes you want to snap-kick someone. I remember seeing it for the first time on VHS as a kid of roughly 7 or 8. The clear-cut struggle of good vs. evil, the

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Review: House of Cards – Chapter 1/Chapter 2

WRITTEN BY: Beau Willimon DIRECTED BY: David Fincher The highly anticipated US adaptation of House of Cards launched on Friday night at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) in the US amid significant hype and expectation. Based upon the first two episodes

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