DVD Review: Rabid

When it comes to the body-horror sub-genre, there’s nobody quite like David Cronenberg. Whether it be James Woods stuffing a video cassette in his gut in Videodrome, organic gaming devices in eXistenZ or Jeff Goldblum going all gooey in The Fly, the...

DVD Review: Badge Of Honor

By Liam Freeman Wallowing in the seedy underbelly of the police force, Badge Of Honor focuses on two narcotics detectives who wrongfully shoot an unarmed kid in a brutal drugs raid, triggering an intense investigation with an internal affairs...

DVD Review: Throwback

Ever had that feeling where, a good way through a film, you feel that you must, just have to, be missing something? You know what I mean – you’re settled in, watching a film that everybody else has given a hearty thumbs up to, and about an hour in...

DVD Review: Scar Tissue

It’s been twenty years since a heavily armed police SWAT team led by the hard-bitten Snowdon (Shaun Dingwall) brutally ended serial child murderer Edward Jansen’s (Pete Lee-Wilson) reign of terror, tracking him to his subterranean lair and executing him...

DVD Review: Gone Girl

You know the story already. How could you not? You don't? Where have you been living? A cave? Here it is, spoiler free: Guy’s beautiful, perfect wife goes missing on their wedding anniversary. Wife’s diary reveals guy to be a bit of a low-life,...

DVD Review: Atari – Game Over

By Tom Powter It’s astounding how little I know. Despite having a self-professed knowledge of the gaming industry as it stands today, it was criminal of me to think I knew anything about the past. Atari: Game Over tells the story of the lost E.T....

DVD Review: Life After Beth

When his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies after a freak snakebite, the grieving Zach (Dane DeHaan) finds himself getting closer to her parents, the Slocums, bonding in particular with her dad Maury (John C. Reilly), the pair staying up all night smoking...

DVD Review: Toy Soldiers

By Liam Freeman Originally hitting cinemas back in 1991, Toy Soldiers is finally making its way to Blu-Ray and DVD and I have to say it’s one of those films that deserve to be brought back to the shelves. A terrorists-taking-over-a-boarding-school...

DVD Review: Keeping Rosy

Following Charlotte, a London business woman whose life has become completely defined by her career, Keeping Rosy is a thoroughly modern, British exploration of a woman on the verge of absolute destruction, as her world comes tumbling down leading her to an...

DVD Review: The Guvnors

In the wasteland of lazy, lairy, Charlie Big Potatoes, Mockney geezer, bish-bash-bosh, Brit crime flicks beloved by Engerland's Stella-swilling aging lads it almost seems a no-brainer that some crafty blighter would note the success of the football hooligan...

Blu-ray Review: Two For The Road

‘Two for the Road’ stars Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney as Mark and Joanna Wallace, a married couple in crisis. When we first meet them they are barely speaking. When they sit on the plane they make sure there is an empty seat between them and Mark...

DVD Review: Left Behind

By Liam Freeman Confusion, awkward acting and Nicolas Cage all add up to nothing much in Left Behind, a film which will leave you wondering “what in the world did I just watch?” Released in some unfortunate parts of the world late last year, it has...

DVD Review: Way Down In Chinatown

When the husband and wife writer / director team of Victor and Jessica Mitchum (Justin Dray & Stephanie Sanditz) receive the go-ahead to stage a new theatre production, Victor doesn’t want to fall back on one of his old scripts. He wants to create...

Blu-Ray Review: Metropolis

Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ needs no introduction. It is indisputably one of the most famous silent films of all time and even those who have just a fleeting interest in cinema will be familiar with the title and the iconic image of Robot-Maria who still...

DVD Review: Shoah

There’s no adequate way to describe a film as monumentally important as Shoah in a single review. A myriad of critics and scholars have discussed Claude Lanzmann’s extraordinary documentary before, with far more intelligence and insight than I ever could....

DVD Review: Wakolda

By Ben Winkley In 1960, as the chill of the Cold War was beginning to be felt from Saigon to Stuttgart, the final details of the Second World War were still being worked out in South America. Wakolda, an Argentinian drama of great restraint and high...

DVD Review: As Above, So Below

I have always had a love-hate affair with found footage films. Although, I fear recent offerings have forced me to slip on the spectrum closer to hate. Paranormal Activity in 2007 was genuinely one of my favourite horror offerings in recent years. It was...

DVD Review: Exorcism

When a crew of young filmmakers shoots a horror movie in an abandoned house where, almost fifty years earlier, an exorcism took place… well… you can guess the results won’t be good. Blood spatters, ancient evil is awakened, and not even God knows if any...