The Passion of Mel Gibson

I used to like Mel Gibson, particularly in his early, Australian period. I’m still a big fan of the Mad Max trilogy (1979-85), and although they may not seem quite as impressive now as when they were first released, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli (1981) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) are both still worth watching. […]

Blasts from the past

A frustrating evening

Criterion Blu-ray review: Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (1977)

The collector’s lament

DVD of the week: The Four Feathers (1939)