DVD Review: Disorder

Back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan with intermittent hearing loss and a major case of PTSD, French Special Forces soldier Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts) takes a temporary security job, with some other moonlighting serviceman, guarding the Cote d’Azur...

DVD Review: Visions

Following a tragic car crash that leaves an infant dead, expectant mother Eveleigh (Isla Fisher) and her husband David (Anson Mount) swap their hectic big city lifestyles for the simpler pleasures of the country. Seeking a fresh start, the couple buys a...

DVD Review: Pandemic

In the wake of the ballyhoo surrounding Hardcore Henry, the vogue of the first person perspective seems in a prime position to flood the cinematic market…for better or for worse. Not without its problems, it’s unquestionable that, as a technique, it holds...

DVD Review: Phantom Halo

Phantom Halo is a story of abuse and love lost in the maelstrom of broken dreams, promises and hope. The film focuses centrally on two brothers, Samuel and Beckett, as they struggle through a life that revolves around scamming, scheming and clinging onto the...

DVD Review: Cherry Tree

Clearly aiming for emotive and scary, but instead coming across as cheesy and camp, Cherry Tree proves a disappointing watch. A modern-day tale of witchcraft and demonic spawn, David Keating’s flick certainly has plenty of interesting ideas – it just...

Rental Review: Hacked

OK, so here’s a poser for you: Let’s just say you are a heavily pregnant young woman, living in a large house on your own, when you receive a phone call from your younger sister. She seems quite hysterical, screaming at you that somebody is in the...

DVD Review: Scream Park

An ultra low-budget slasher that never manages to break free of the shackles imposed by its lack of funds, Scream Park has plenty of ideas and potential, only to end up squandering most of those opportunities. A carve-up set at a crumbling (and about to...

DVD Review: Curve

A taut, claustrophobic, lo-fi chiller, Curve dials things right down to a combination of woman versus man, and woman versus the elements, and just about succeeds. Revisiting the classic genre stopping-off point of the hitchhiker with a secret to hide, Iain...

DVD Review: Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s classic tale of twisted science and the nature of existence has stimulated the imagination since it’s debut in 1818, and it’s constant adaptation on stage and screen in the years that have followed illustrates its power, and the cultural...
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DVD Review: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

“I had sex today…Holy shit!” 15-year-old Minnie Goetze declares, jubilant, flabbergasted, in the opening scene of ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’. She’s triumphant, in such a way I’ve only ever seen portrayed by a boy after successfully securing...
(L to R) MC Ren (ALDIS HODGE), DJ Yella (NEIL BROWN, JR.), Eazy-E (JASON MITCHELL), Ice Cube (O’SHEA JACKSON, JR.) and Dr. Dre (COREY HAWKINS) in “Straight Outta Compton”.  Taking us back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A.

DVD Review: Straight Outta Compton

It's 1986 in Compton, Los Angeles and an unlikely group of youths form a successful hip hop group by the name of NWA - a group that will revolutionise the genre forever. With different musical abilities, growing fame and fortune, tensions run high and the...
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DVD Review: Ghost Story

Four old men (Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Melvyn Douglas and the inimitable John Houseman), lifelong friends who all themselves the Chowder Society, meet on a regular basis to drink and tell ghost stories, giving each other the willies into the wee...

DVD Review: The Stranger

Intent on finding his missing wife Ana (Lorenza Izzo) and travelling only by night (that’s not ominous at all), the taciturn titular stranger, Martin (Christobal Tapia Montt), appears at the door of teenage graffiti artist Peter (Nicolas Duran) and his...

DVD Review: A Christmas Horror Story

In the realms of horror, Halloween is always the golden holiday, the one that entirely belongs to the spectacle of the macabre. As such, horror cinema often returns to this seasonal treat for a reliably perfect setting to create nightmarish tales where men in...

DVD Review: Howl

After failing to secure a coveted promotion at work, train guard Joe (Ed Speleers) finds himself relegated to the graveyard shift on the last train out of Waterloo. It’s the usual collection of drunks, tired commuters, privileged city wankers, day-trippers...

DVD Review: Cooties

Horror cinema has seen its fair share of sinister pandemics and possessions take over everywhere from the rickety old cabin in the words to the state of the art shopping mall. However, in the shape of Cooties, that sacred space of adolescent joys and pains,...