Julien Bassignani

I am a French film buff who has been living in London since 2008. Cinema has always been my passion and I am particularly fond of movies from the 40s to the 70s. My favorite directors are Alfred Hitchcock, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean-Pierre Melville, Claude Chabrol, Roman Polanski, Brian de Palma and John Carpenter. I'm currently Home Cinema Lead for The Digital Fix.

My Content

Manglehorn Review

A touching adult “fairy tale” led by Al Pacino at the top of his game

Beyond The Reach Review

Gordon Gecko goes hunting!

The Bloodstained Shadow Review

88 Films releases on blu-ray a late, and fairly unknown, entry to the Giallo genre

Night and the City Review

BFI’s blu-ray release of Jules Dassin’s London based dark masterpiece

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Review

Julien reviews Arrow Video’s release of W. D. Richer’s crazy homage to 50s sci-fi pulp adventure.

Cemetery Without Crosses Review

Julien reviews Arrow Video’s release of Robert Hossein’s Western noir

Milano Calibro 9 Review

Julien reviews Arrow Video’s release of a pivotal entry in the canon of the poliziottesco sub-genre

The Train Review

Julien reviews Arrow Academy's release of one of John Frankenheimer’s most efficient films

The Duke of Burgundy Review

Julien reviews Peter Strickland’s highly stylized fetishist movie

The Offence Review

Julien reviews Eureka's Blu-ray release of an underrated police drama from the great Sidney Lumet

Autómata Review

Julien looks at an intriguing new Science Fiction film from the director of Hierro.

John Wick Review

Keanu Reeves is back in a classic revenge movie that showcases impressive actions scenes

Road to Paloma Review

A classic but appealing debut movie from Jason Momoa.

Continuum Review

Generic DVD release of a compelling sci-fi drama...

Inherent Vice Review

Paul Thomas Anderson’s stoned take on the 70s neo detective movie genre.

Two Days, One Night Review

Artificial Eye's Bluray release of the Dardenne brothers' last powerful drama

Hands of the Ripper Review

An underrated movie from Hammer's later period to discover, or rediscover, on Bluray