About

Welcome to my website which is mainly devoted to the more obscure and forgotten movies that, over the years, have either fallen by the wayside, or simply been ignored in favour of the more popular blockbusters of the time.

steve-pope

I grew up in the 1970’s watching the swashbuckling movies of Burt Lancaster, before moving on to his more dramatic work, such as ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’ (1962) and ‘The Swimmer’ (1968). Later I found myself captivated by the luminous Gene Tierney in ‘The Razor’s Edge’ (1946) and ‘Heaven Can Wait’ (1943). My late teens would have me seeking out the usual horror titles, many of which were terrible, but with the occasional surprise thrown in. Along the way I enjoyed many foreign movies, from Godard’s ‘Contempt’ (1963) and ‘Breathless’ (1960) to the Spanish movies of Alex De Iglesia, including the sublime black comedy ‘La Comunidad’ (2000). Around this time I discovered some wonderful movies from South Korea, including the heart-breaking ‘Failan’ and the very entertaining ‘My Sassy Girl’ (both from 2001).

I have always been excited to discover films I’ve never heard of, and over the years have unearthed some great titles from all over the globe. A lot of these gems I hope to cover over time.

I am not here to judge or criticise, I’m just a lifelong movie fan, trying to bring back memories of some otherwise obscure film or a forgotten star. After all, every movie has its fan, no matter how bad it may appear to somebody else.

Steve