Tag Archive | Susan Sarandon

Jarv’s Birthday Series Redux: Bull Durham (1989)

This is a film I hadn’t seen since 1990, and I remembered really enjoying it way back when. Actually, when Bull Durham (25th August 1989 in the UK- although weirdly it seems to have been released in a different country every month from its Premiere in 1988 in the USA) came up, I was really pleased, as I remember it so fondly. Before I go on, I honestly think that Baseball must be the sport that most gifts itself to cinema: the innings structure, that almost every essential moment of drama can be distilled down to the man on the mound v the man with the bat, the aesthetics of it and so forth.

Contains rubbish baseball and spoilers below

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Good Vampire Films: The Hunger

Right-o then. It’s Friday so it’s vampire day and this week’s offering is Tony Scott’s 1983 debut: The Hunger. This is a strange film, in all honesty, but nevertheless it’s an interesting film and one well worth a look. Not to mention that it is the best-looking Tony Scott film that I’ve seen. No one in their right mind is ever going to say that a film with Catherine Deneuve as a lesbian vampire is a bad one, or at least I’m not going to, but I do kind of wonder if it is actually a good one. Read More…