5.0

Blu-Ray Review: Evil Dead 2

If I was put on the spot and asked to name the best sequels ever committed to film, I reckon I would simply HAVE to put Evil Dead 2 near the very top of the list. Bigger, better and bolder than the original instalment, Evil Dead 2 is actually a bit of a...
5.0

Rental Review: Upgrade

A bold, bloody, genre bending, cyberpunk/body horror mash-up where Siri turns psycho, perhaps the most shocking thing about Leigh Whannell’s gobsmackingly violent, balls-to-the-wall Upgrade is it’s only received a 15 certificate from the BBFC! It’s the...
3.0

DVD Review: The Neighbour

I am sure all of us, probably on more than one occasion, have sat through a film that is not really that much to shout about, but the whole thing is made watchable by a standout performance from one of the leads. Shuffling its way on to that list is The...
3.5

DVD Review: Nancy

Wow, what a year for Andrea Riseborough. No sooner had I devoured the Nicolas Cage-infused madness that is ‘Mandy’, than up popped this screener, billed as a ‘psychological thriller’ and pushing Riseborough very much front and centre. I’ll be...
2.5

Rental Review: Extremity

A young woman named Allison (Dana Christina), emotionally disturbed by a traumatic past, sets out to face her problems at the extreme haunt known as Perdition. Once she arrives, she signs away her rights via waiver and therefore is allowed to be subjected to...
4.0

DVD Review: A Prayer Before Dawn

Like many young English men visiting Thailand, Billy Moore (Joe Cole) spends much of his time taking drugs, getting into fights and shagging ladyboys. Unlike most of them, Billy Moore does it inside one of Thailand’s most notorious jails. A violent petty...
3.5

DVD Review: Dead Night

A cabin in a deserted area of forest. Snowfall cutting off the visitors from much of the outside world. Then an unexpected – and unwanted as it turns out – ‘guest’ appears outside… So far, so ho-hum home invasion chiller right? The type of...
5.0

DVD Review: Revenge

Arriving at her wealthy, married boyfriend Richard’s (Kevin Janssens) remote, secluded desert hideaway, a hideaway so remote it can only be reached by helicopter, Jen (a wonderful Matilda Lutz) soon finds their sweaty, romantic, weekend getaway rudely...
4.0

DVD Review: Mom And Dad

I don’t have kids, a fact for which humanity should forever count their blessings. But amongst the many careers I’ve tried on for size over the years was a stint as a ‘manny’, childminding in London’s Notting Hell, so I do know just how awkward,...
5.0

DVD Review: I Kill Giants

Friendless and alone, spiky weirdo Barbara (Madison Wolfe) knows she’s an awkward freak. She knows no one likes her. And she knows that everything she does looks crazy. But that’s not going to stop from protecting her small coastal New Jersey town from...
2.5

DVD Review: Mansfield 66/67

By Laura Dee Milnes Was Jayne Mansfield's grisly end the result of a curse, courtesy of Anton LaVey? Let's cut straight to the chase here, unlike this entertaining but meandering documentary from the people who brought us Room 237. When I say...
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...