4.0

Rental Review: The Ninth Cloud

The Ninth Cloud, directed by Jane Spencer, is beautifully strange. Well, that was my first most coherent thought that I could pull from the dreamy dregs of what I had just watched. A truly existential drama, this is as much a moving account of a young...
3.0

DVD Review: Maze

Given the shadow they’ve cast over Anglo-Irish relations for the last 50 years, it’s strange how few decent films have come out of the Troubles and of those that have, how few have grappled directly with the reality of the situation.  Yann Demange’s...
4.0

DVD Review: Beyond Skyline

Still mourning the death of his wife, tough LA cop Mark Corley (Frank Grillo) struggles to connect with his wayward adult son Trent (Jonny Weston). But when an alien invasion decimates the City of Angels, kidnapping its population and sucking their brains out...
3.5

DVD Review: 68 Kill

Literally shoveling shit for a living emptying septic tanks, Chip (Matthew Gray Guber) isn’t exactly one of life’s winners. But he’s happy, content almost, and puppyishly in love with his dominating former stripper/hooker girlfriend Liza (AnnaLynne...
3.5

Blu-Ray Review: The Howling

I’ll be honest, I always have a slightly weird sensation when it comes to re-watching and reviewing the first film in any horror franchise. It’s trying to operate without the benefit of hindsight, or casting aside the dirge that may well have followed...
0.0

Rental Review: Kuso

I'm depressed. The shards of hope I nursed for the future are gone, shattered by the heavy feet of prurience and pretension.  You see, last week I saw Kuso, Steve Ellison's (aka music producer Flying Lotus) tsunami of shit, pus and spunk jokes. Yesterday...
4.0

DVD Review: Origin Wars

Before it became a global franchise to rival McDonalds, it’s worth remembering that when George Lucas first set out to make Star Wars, it was only because he’d been thwarted in his attempt to get the rights to Alex Raymond’s comic strip hero Flash...
5.0

DVD Review: The Age Of Shadows

“Who can be a friend in this age?” That’s the question that beats at the heart of Kim Jee-woon’s elegantly vicious 1920s-set spy thriller transposing the twists and turns of vintage Le Carre or classic war movies (even it’s title a nod to...

DVD Review: John Wick 2

  ***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS CANINE SPOILERS***   As soon as it was announced there was going to be a sequel to Keanu’s killer surprise 2014 hitman hit John Wick, there was only one question that mattered: given that a callous act of puppy murder...
3.5

DVD Review: Let Her Out

Body horror Let Her Out, directed by Cody Calahan, follows Helen , a bike courier who suffers a traumatic accident. Whilst she is reassured her recovery will be simple and fast, she begins to experience black-out episodes, hallucinations and nightmares. When...
3.0

DVD Review: Broken

Escaping a dark past, Evie (Morjana Alaoui) takes a job as a live-in carer for an ex-rockstar and tetraplegic, Jon (Mel Raido - Legend, 2015). Having suffered weeks of verbal and mental abuse from her intolerant patient, Evie’s frustrations begin to trigger...
4.0

Blu-Ray Review: Hell Drivers

Rough, hard-nosed and thoroughly ‘British’, Hell Drivers makes a welcome return to shelves thanks to a superb Blu-Ray restoration. A classic thriller, starring a veritable who’s who of the UK’s acting talent of the time, Hell Drivers delivered the...
4.0

DVD Review: Train To Busan

Divorced workaholic Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) hasn’t been the best of fathers lately, choosing the office over his daughter Su-an’s (Kim Su-an) recital and buying her the same game console for her birthday that he bought her the year before. So when he offers...
4.0

DVD Review: War Dogs

Set in Florida in 2005, David Packouz (Miles Teller) is a down-and-out massage therapist who becomes a multi-millionaire when he teams up with a high-school friend, Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), supplying weapons to the U.S. government. Directed by Todd...
5.0

Blu-Ray Review: Stigmata

Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne) is a Vatican investigator. He is currently in Brazil, examining a statue of the Virgin Mary that has wept blood ever since the death of the local priest. But the priest’s rosary has been stolen, and sold to an unwitting...
2.5

DVD Review: Viral

A reasonably enjoyable watch, but covering no new ground if truth be told, Viral is one of those films that has pretty much vanished from memory as soon as the credits roll. A mix of infection chiller and zombie carnage, this is very much teen horror...