HANNIBAL: classy yet sleazy carnival horror (2001 in Film #3)

20 years on from the year 2001, I’m looking back at some of the films across the year which stood out as among the more interesting, and year-defining, pictures… This week, released on the weekend of February 9th, Ridley Scott’s Hannibal… One of the more telling aspects about Hannibal’s occasionally troublesome production is the fact that almost nobody,Continue reading “HANNIBAL: classy yet sleazy carnival horror (2001 in Film #3)”

Mission Impossible (1996)

Given the direction the Mission Impossible franchise has taken over the last twenty two years, all the way through to the most recent sixth outing Fallout, it is easy to forget Brian De Palma’s original but also to underestimate quite how well it launched one of Hollywood’s most impressively consistent franchises. Mission Impossible happened justContinue reading “Mission Impossible (1996)”