George A. Romero and Sam Raimi

Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini’s 8½ on the official poster for Cannes 2014, designed by Hervé Chigioni and Gilles Frappier.

8½ played in the Official Selection at Cannes in 1963.

Japanese poster for Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema

"Let us ALL be Alert We don’t want ANYONE Hurt"

Sidney Poitier is Virgil Tibbs in In The Heat of the Night (via Shadowplay)

Robocop by Timothy Doyle (via The Fire Wire)

Bruce Willis photographed by Deborah Feingold

Bruce Dern, Mickey Rooney and Martin Landau at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 2014

A Stray Bullets Round-Up

A selection of recent highlights over at my blog Stray Bullets:

It Came From The Archives! - Rescued from out-of-print neglect, a 4,000-word treatise I wrote on Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale

Justice Is What I Seek - Avenging The Lone Ranger on why you shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss what I considered to be the finest film of 2013

Dutch and Me - Some brief personal recollections on my ongoing relationship with the work of the late, great Elmore Leonard

My Movie Year 2013 - a look back at my cinematic highlights of last year, followed up with a list that I had promised not to write. Sorry.

They Call Him The Bandit - In which I set out my stall for 2014 by embracing the Bandit as my spirit animal. Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’…

Heart of the City - A little something I threw together on Valentine’s Day about life, love and London

Michael Bay’s The Birds - When they recently mentioned Michael Bay’s name in association with a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s avian terror classic, I lost my mind a little bit. The fruits of my insanity are enclosed behind the click.

Enjoy!

Karen Kopins, Jim Carrey and Lauren Hutton in Once Bitten

Brian Bolland promotional art for London comic shops Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed and Forbidden Planet Brian Bolland promotional art for London comic shops Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed and Forbidden Planet Brian Bolland promotional art for London comic shops Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed and Forbidden Planet

Brian Bolland promotional art for London comic shops Dark They Were And Golden-Eyed and Forbidden Planet

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey - From EDtv to True Detective Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey - From EDtv to True Detective

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey - From EDtv to True Detective