Review: Dumbo (2019)

Director: Tim Burton Stars: Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green "This is a disaster," exclaims Alan Arkin's character during the climactic scenes of Tim Burton's live action Dumbo remake, and given the savaging the film has received from most quarters of the UK press, one might assume that this line will live to take on a … Continue reading Review: Dumbo (2019)

Why I Love #89: Batman Returns

Year: 1992 Director: Tim Burton Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer In 1992 Tim Burton was in the midst of the greatest creative run of his career. 1988's Beetlejuice had been embraced for its wild comic fantasy and daring surreal imagery. That film also cemented a collaborative run with actor Michael Keaton who was proving himself … Continue reading Why I Love #89: Batman Returns

The Lost Highway Hotel’s Alternative Christmas

Here at the Hotel I have a different approach to Christmas. Sure, there are the classics. It's A Wonderful Life, Die Hard, Gremlins etc, etc. But a tradition of sorts has also appeared of going back to the least Christmassy of yuletide films. Essentially, if you're not one to deck the halls with whatever but still like to theme … Continue reading The Lost Highway Hotel’s Alternative Christmas

Review: Alice In Wonderland

***originally written 9 March 2010*** Confession time. I've never read any Lewis Carroll, and if I've seen any previous version of Alice In Wonderland in full then it was a very long time ago. However so many of it's characters, storylines and phrases are part of the cultural zeitgeist, that, like The Wizard of Oz, … Continue reading Review: Alice In Wonderland