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DVD Review: San Andreas

The disaster movie is perhaps the guiltiest of guilty pleasures in cinema. There is something truly spectacular about the scale of destruction and creativity on display; in the 1970s heyday of this genre, films like The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon...
4.0

DVD Review: Deadly Virtues

A home invader – who has a key to the front door – interrupts a married couple having sex. He ties the husband up in the bath using rope and a series of intricate knots. He ties the wife up in the kitchen – even more intricately – and tells her “You...
5.0

DVD Review: John Wick

Sad Keanu turns Mad Keanu – mad as Hell – in what may just be the best American action movie in decades, the stylish, neo-noir John Wick. Reeling from the death of his beloved wife (Bridget Moynihan), the grieving, distraught John Wick (Keanu Reeves)...
4.0

DVD Review: Faults

After a rough divorce that has left him without any money, foremost cult expert Ansel (Leland Orser) is on tour giving seminars about such brainwashing. Approached by Claire’s distraught parents, he agrees to help them, and their daughter’s de-programming...
4.0

DVD Review: Julia

Physically and psychologically traumatised after being drugged, brutally gang raped, beaten and left for dead while on a date with a supposedly ‘nice guy’, shy, vulnerable nurse Julia Shames (Ashley C. Wiliams) finds herself drawn into a dark sisterhood...
4.0

DVD Review: Pressure

How long can you hold your breath for? I’m not talking about trying to get rid of a mild case of hiccups, I mean really hold it. Like your life depended on it. Try it now. Take a deep breath and hold it. Don’t hyperventilate first, taking a...
3.5

DVD Review: Monsters – Dark Continent

If 2010’s Monsters was an offbeat love story of sorts that featured very little in the way of actual ‘monsters’, I suppose it’s quite fitting that this follow-up turns out to be in essence a war film featuring – yep, you’ve guessed it – very...
1.0

DVD Review: Infernal

I’ve spent a few days mulling over Infernal before penning this review. A chance to gather my thoughts perhaps? Articulate just how much I enjoyed it? Look back over the plot nuances to see if everything fell neatly into place? Sadly nope – it’s...
3.0

Blu-Ray Review: Madman

Getting by on old school charm, Madman is a veritable checklist of slasher movie clichés. For anyone who lived through/loved the craze in the early to mid 80s, you know exactly what to expect – gory campfire tales, some idiotic counselors, even more...
3.0

DVD Review: Unconscious

More a psychological ‘whodunnwhat’ than an out-and-out horror as such, Unconscious (aka Amnesiac) proves an interesting, if at times frustrating watch. A film that not only asks for, but virtually demands, an audience’s concentration, chances are the...
1.0

DVD Review: Sinister House

I’ve just lost about an hour and a half of my life, time I will never retrieve. Okay, so that may sound like a dramatic opening for a review, but I guess I’m trying to highlight how annoyed I am with the film I just watched. Its funny how precious time...
4.0

DVD Review: Robot Overlords

It’s the near future, three years after a race of giant killer robots have invaded the Earth, subjugating humanity, declaring martial law, and confining the population to their homes under virtual house arrest where they are monitored night and day by...
4.0

DVD Review: Run All Night

“I’ve done terrible things in my life,” Liam Neeson’s haunted Irish Mobster mournfully intones in his latest collaboration with Jaume Collet-Serra (who directed him in Unknown and Non-Stop) Run All Night, “Things for which I can never be...
4.0

DVD Review: Cub

If you go down to the woods today, you’re going to get…well, a pretty impressive horror flick actually. Taking the familiar tropes of the summer camp slasher flick and giving them a very welcome overhaul, writer/director Jonas Govaerts has presented us...
2.0

DVD Review: Killer Mermaids

Tweaked from its original UK title Nymph, Killer Mermaids is a Serbian monster movie about a murderous fish-bottomed lady a la Ariel but without the red hair and Disney smile – her teeth are pointier. The film takes a mythological character with a pinch...
3.0

DVD Review: The Treatment

The death of innocence is perhaps the cruellest and most devastating crime of all, and as such depictions of such a heinous corruption are treated in cinema with both aggressive and tender examinations. Hans Herbot’s thriller The Treatment, based on the...
3.0

DVD Review: The Gunman

In a world where Taken has become a franchise and the Expendables has found much joy out of bringing the good ol’ boys of action back to the fore, the recent trend of older actors kicking arse has been welcomed into the hearts of modern audiences. Such...
3.0

DVD Review: The Face Of An Angel

When English student Meredith Kercher was murdered in 2007 while studying in Italy and her flat-mate Amanda Knox was charged with her murder (along with boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and friend Rudy Guede), the resulting cack-handed investigation and media...
3.0

DVD Review: The Dead 2

Back in 2010, the directorial team of the Ford Brothers made waves with their original The Dead, a vibrant, fresh take on the well-worn zombie genre that added some much-needed bite to tired traditions. Mixing in-your-face gore and frantic action with an...