4.5

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,...
4.5

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....
3.0

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...
4.0

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...
4.0

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...
3.0

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...
3.5

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...
2.0

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...
5.0

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...
5.0

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....
4.0

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...
2.0

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...
3.0

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...
4.0

DVD Review: Lucy

There are stupid films, and then there is Lucy. But, before anybody casts a glance across that opening sentence and presumes I’m about to go on and tell you to give the film a miss, think again. For Lucy belongs in that very select bracket of films...
5.0

DVD Review: Honeymoon

A pair of young newlyweds, Paul (Harry Treadaway, Brothers Of The Head) and Bea (Rose Leslie, Game Of Thrones) travel to Bea’s family’s remote lakeside holiday cabin in the woods for their honeymoon. They meet an old flame of Bea’s, a teen holiday...
3.5

DVD Review: Dead Snow 2

Nazis. Zombies. Snow – what more fun could zombie-genre fans want? A sequel showcasing more of the same, obviously. Violent Nazi zombies emerged from the Scandinavian snow to reclaim a treasure in the first feature, simply titled Dead Snow, and its...
2.5

DVD Review: Beyond

BEYOND starts promisingly. Cole (Richard J. Danum) foils a grocery store robbery but the counter boy Michael (Paul Brannigan) gets shot. While Cole cradles a possibly dying Michael in his arms, the TV on the wall warns about an enormous meteor approaching the...