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David Bowie

When The Wind Blows (1986)

While the 80s was a time for superfluous hair dos, phallus wielding men and oily saxophone phone players (see Lost Boys… Trust me), it was also a time of great fear and anxiety over the increasingly real threat of nuclear war. With the…

Labyrinth (1986)

I think it's fair to say that most American teenage girls in the 1980s weren't spending their time living in a fantasy world, using their imagination to think up tales involving goblins and the Goblin King, but that is how we find Jennifer…

Labyrinth (1986)

If you are a child of the Eighties then you will no doubt be familiar with this film. For many people this fantasy adventure film holds a special place in their nostalgic hearts. Whether this is due to David Bowie seductively playing the…

Tony Scott – A Top 10

I was as shocked and stunned as anyone when I heard about the death of Tony Scott. The circumstances were as strange as the actual death - Tony Scott sadly committed suicide by jumping off a bridge - but let's leave the numerous, emotional…

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Nagisa Ôshima's vision of war-torn 1942 Java was met with middling critical reports upon its release in 1983, but the film's stature has grown over the years and it now arrives on Blu-Ray as something of a cult curio, largely for the…

The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Nicolas Roeg is one of the most fascinating filmmakers in the history of British cinema. Graduating from the second unit on Lawrence Of Arabia (David Lean, 1962) he quickly showed promise as a cinematographer - most notably on François…