Films: Philip Stone

Doomwatch: Winter Angel

  • 1999
  • Directed by: Roy Battersby
  • Cast: Trevor Eve, Amanda Ooms, Philip Stone

A lively remake of the 1970s television series about Doomwatch – a Scientific watchdog group with a head honcho by the name of Dr Quist.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • 2 stars
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone

Again the foreigners find it hard going keeping up with the Jones, as master entertainer Spielberg piles on the action sequences. This time, however, the frantic pace has even less credibility than 'Raiders' had.

The Shining

  • 5 stars
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Philip Stone.

Kubrick's overwrought, overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Nicholson, with all the stops out, is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel, and the final scenes…