11th Apr2019

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Nick Thune, Louis Herthum, Stana Katic, Maximillian McNamara, Jacob Ming-Trent, James A. Watson Jr., Marianne Bayard, Adrian M. Mompoint, Matt Mings, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Guy Clemens | Written by Brian Sieve | Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen At the fingertips of Diederik Van Rooijen’s horror, The Possession of Hannah Grace, […]

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11th Apr2019

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Peter Jackson’s first feature after his second wind in the Tolkien universe after the heavy load of The Hobbit trilogy arrives in the somewhat surprising venture of a World War One documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. However, it isn’t your quintessential Discovery Channel documentary, as in all Peter Jackson directed efforts theirs a slight […]

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10th Apr2019

‘Pet Sematary’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed | Written by Jeff Buhler, Matt Greenberg | Directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ […]

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08th Apr2019

‘Shazam!’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Michelle Borth, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Marta Milans, Meagan Good, Grace Fulton, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Cooper Andrews, D.J. Cotrona | Written by Henry Gayden | Directed by David F. Sandberg Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg and is the latest chapter in the dysfunctional D.C.E.U. from Warner Bros, who […]

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05th Apr2019

‘The Hummingbird Project’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jessie Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Ayisha Issa, Mark Slacke, Sarah Goldberg, Frank Schorpion, Kwasi Songui, Conrad Pla, Julian Bailey, Jessica Greco | Written and Directed by Kim Nguyen In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) […]

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04th Apr2019

‘Hotel Mumbai’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi,  Armie Hammer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Amandeep Singh, Suhail Nayyar, Kapil Kumar Netra, Alex Pinder, Vipin Sharma, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs | Written by John Collee, Anthony Maras | Directed by Anthony Maras It’s somewhat difficult to critically asses a project such as Anthony Maras’ directorial debut feature film Hotel Mumbai, a reflective biopic […]

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03rd Apr2019

‘The Highwaymen’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann, Dean Denton, Kim Dickens, William Sadler, W. Earl Brown, David Furr, Jason Davis, Josh Caras, David Born, Brian F. Durkin, Kaley Wheless | Written by John Fusco | Directed by John Lee Hancock The Highwaymen – not to be confused with the Johnny […]

03rd Apr2019

‘The Beach Bum’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Donovan St V. Williams, Clinton Archambault, Jerry Ascione, Ricardo Matallana, Joshua Ritter | Written and Directed by Harmony Korine The Beach Bum is directed by independent auteur filmmaker Harmony Korine and his first feature film in a seven-year interval […]

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02nd Apr2019

‘The Old Man & the Gun’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, Ari Elizabeth Johnson, Teagan Johnson, Gene Jones, John David Washington, Barlow Jacobs, Augustine Frizzell, Jennifer Joplin, Lisa DeRoberts | Written and Directed by David Lowery [NOTE: With the film out now on DVD in the UK, here’s a reposting of our review […]

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02nd Apr2019

‘Hell Fest’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Amy Forsyth, Tony Todd, Courtney Dietz, Michael Tourek, Christian James, Matt Mercurio, Roby Attal, Elle Graham, Alicia Rosato, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Mason Pike | Written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, William Penick, Christopher Sey, Akela Cooper | Directed by Gregory Plotkin Hell Fest is the latest simplistic, conventional, horror […]

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01st Apr2019

‘Dumbo’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, Lars Eidinger, Deobia Oparei, Joseph Gatt, Miguel Muñoz Segura | Written by Ehren Kruger | Directed by Tim Burton Dumbo is the live-action remake of the much beloved 1941 Walt Disney film of the same name. This updated […]

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29th Mar2019

‘Gloria Bell’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Julianne Moore, Alanna Ubach, Michael Cera, Sean Astin, John Turturro, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Brad Garrett, Holland Taylor, Rita Wilson, Caren Pistorius, Cassi Thomson, Tyson Ritter, Chris Mulkey, Barbara Sukowa | Written by Alice Johnson Boher, Sebastián Lelio | Directed by Sebastián Lelio Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a […]

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28th Mar2019

‘Captive State’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, James Ransone, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer, Machine Gun Kelly, Kevin J. O’Connor | Written by Erica Beeney, Rupert Wyatt | Directed by Rupert Wyatt Captive State is director Rupert Wyatt’s first feature film in five years after the relatively underseen drama, and his remake […]

28th Mar2019

‘The Dirt’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Machine Gun Kelly, Douglas Booth, Daniel Webber, Iwan Rheon, Alyssa Marie Stilwell, Matthew Underwood, Kathryn Morris, Vince Mattis, Courtney Dietz | Written by Amanda Adelson, Rich Wilkes | Directed by Jeff Tremaine The Dirt, directed by Jackass alumni Jeff Tremaine, is your ultra-conventional biopic that charts the rise, fall and ultimately rise again of […]

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25th Mar2019

‘The Kid’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Leila George, Ethan Hawke, Adam Baldwin, Tait Fletcher, Jake Schur, Keith Jardine, Jenny Gabrielle, Ben Dickey, Howard Ferguson Jr., Stafford Douglas, Hawk D’Onofrio | Written by Andrew Lanham | Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio The Kid, directed by Vincent D’Onofrio, is a finely formed and sturdy old-fashioned western that […]

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25th Mar2019

‘Ben is Back’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton, Rachel Bay Jones, David Zaldivar, Alexandra Park, Michael Esper, Tim Guinee, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Kristin Griffith, Jack Davidson, Mia Fowler, Jakari Fraser, Cameron Roberts | Written and Directed by Peter Hedges Ben is Back, directed by Peter Hedges, faces strong competition in this year’s “Armageddon […]

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25th Mar2019

‘Creed II’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris, Milo Ventimiglia, Robbie Johns, Andre Ward, Brigitte Nielsen | Written by Sylvester Stallone, Cheo Hodari Coker | Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Steven Caple Jr.’s Creed II, the long-anticipated follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film Creed, itself […]

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22nd Mar2019

‘Us’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Madison Curry, Ashley Mckoy, Napiera Groves, Lon Gowan | Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Us is Jordan Peele’s second directorial feature after his highly successful and critical acclaimed Academy Award-winning directorial […]

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22nd Mar2019

‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham, Andrea Anders, Laura Wiggins, Sam Trammell, Linda Lavin, Andrew Matthew Welch, Jon Briddell, Jesse C. Boyd, Evan Castelloe, Josh Daugherty, Jay DeVon Johnson | Written by Nina Fiore, John Herrera | Directed by Katt Shea It’s difficult where to start with Warner Brothers rebooted feature of Nancy Drew and […]

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19th Mar2019

‘Triple Frontier’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal, Adria Arjona, Reynaldo Gallegos, Louis Rodriguez, Juan Camilo Castillo, Sheila Vand | Written by J.C. Chandor, Mark Boal | Directed by J.C. Chandor Acclaimed director J.C. Chandor’s much anticipated follow up to his critically lauded stoic New York gangster drama A Most Violent Year […]

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18th Mar2019

‘Five Feet Apart’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani, Moises Arias, Parminder Nagra, Emily Baldoni, Gary Weeks, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Cynthia Evans | Written by Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis | Directed by Justin Baldoni Justin Baldoni’s Five Feet Apart, on the surface, is your casual generic and conventional teen drama that evokes a similar sense of […]

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18th Mar2019

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Wolf Roth, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Derek Riddell, Ezra Miller, Cornell John | Written by J.K. Rowling | Directed by David Yates [NOTE: With the film now out to buy, here’s a reposting of our review of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of […]

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