24th Jun2020

‘You Should Have Left’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Essex, Colin Blumenau, Joshua C. Jackson, Lowri Ann Richards, Eli Powers | Written and Directed by David Koepp Kevin Bacon reunites with Stir of Echoes director writer-director David Koepp for You Should Have Left, a haunted holiday home horror produced by BlumHouse and based on the novel by Daniel […]

22nd Jun2020

‘Darlin’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lauren Canny, Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone, Cooper Andrews, Pollyanna McIntosh, John Spud McConnell, Geraldine Singer, Maddie Nichols, Mackenzie Michelle Graham, Jeff Pope, Eugenie Bonderant, Sabrina Gennarino, Thomas Francis Murphy | Written and Directed by Pollyanna McIntosh The debut feature from actor-turned-writer-director Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), Darlin’ is a stand-alone sequel to Lucky McKee’s […]

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16th Jun2020

‘Brahms: The Boy 2’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice, Natalie Moon, Daphne Hoskins, Joely Collins | Written by Stacey Menear | Directed by William Brent Bell Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to 2016’s little-seen creepy doll horror The Boy. It’s directed by William Brent Bell, who clearly has an affinity […]

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09th Jun2020

‘Becky’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale, Ryan McDonald, Robert Mailett, Amanda Brugel, Isaiah Rockcliffe, James McDougall | Written by Nick Morris, Ruckus Skye, Lane Skye | Directed by Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion Co-directing duo Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (Cooties, Bushwick) return for Becky, a smartly conceived home invasion thriller that plays like a […]

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20th May2020

‘Assassin 33 A.D.’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Donny Boaz, Morgan Roberts, Isla Levine, Lamar Usher, Gerardo Davila, Jason Castro, Heidi Montag | Written and Directed by Jim Carroll Written and directed by Jim Carroll, Assassin 33 A.D. takes the basic tenets of the faith film genre (i.e. Christian values) and shoves them into a schlocky, overly violent time travel plot. The […]

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12th May2020

‘The Lodge’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Katelyn Wells, Danny Keough, Lola Reid | Written by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, Sergio Casci | Directed by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala The first English-language feature from Austrian writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), The Lodge is a slow-burning chiller that plays […]

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07th May2020

‘Gretel & Hansel’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Jessica De Gouw, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Donncha Crowley, Charles Babalola | Written by Rob Hayes | Directed by Oz Perkins The third feature from director Oz Perkins (February, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House), Gretel & Hansel is a stylish, female-centric reimagining of the […]

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05th May2020

‘Reborn’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Barbara Crampton, Kayleigh Gilbert, Bob Levitan, Chaz Bono, Bob Bancroft, Alexa Maris, Michael Pare, Rae Dawn Chong, Monte Markham | Written by Michael Mahin | Directed by Julian Richards Directed by Julian Richards, Reborn is a Frankenstein-inspired horror with some promising ideas that are never quite fully realised by the script. Barbara Crampton plays […]

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21st Apr2020

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Blu-Ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Richard E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo | Directed by J.J. Abrams The Skywalker Saga comes to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the third film in […]

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03rd Apr2020

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Méndez | Written and Directed by Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks writes and directs this second big screen reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, following the McG-directed version in 2000 and […]

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27th Mar2020

’21 Bridges’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, Louis Cancelmi, Victoria Cartagena | Written by Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan | Directed by Brian Kirk Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman stars in this New York-set thriller produced by the Russo Brothers. Fast-paced and impressively acted, it’s a pleasingly old-fashioned […]

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12th Mar2020

‘The Hunt’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Betty Gilpin, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz, Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, Macon Blair, Amy Madigan, J.C. MacKenzie, Justin Hartley | Written by Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof | Directed by Craig Zobel Genre specialists Blumhouse Productions deliver another winner with this violent and satirical thriller The Hunt, which sees liberal elites hunting “deplorables” for sport. Combining […]

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06th Mar2020

‘Fantasy Island’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker | Written by Jeff Wadlow, Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach | Directed by Jeff Wadlow The latest venture from genre specialists Blumhouse Productions is this horror adaptation of the popular 1977 TV series that starred Ricardo Montalban and […]

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21st Feb2020

‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice, Natalie Moon, Daphne Hoskins, Joely Collins | Written by Stacey Menear | Directed by William Brent Bell Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to 2016’s little-seen creepy doll horror The Boy. It’s directed by William Brent Bell, who clearly has an affinity […]

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23rd Dec2019

‘The Gentlemen’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, Eddie Marsan, Jeremy Strong | Written and Directed by Guy Ritchie Guy Ritchie returns to his Lock, Stock roots with The Gentlemen, a tale of gangsters and geezers headed up by an all-star cast. It’s a little less manic than his Snatch-era […]

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18th Dec2019

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Richard E. Grant, Joonas Suotamo | Directed by J.J. Abrams The Skywalker Saga comes to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the third film in […]

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02nd Dec2019

‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Blu-ray Collector’s Edition Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye | Written by Alan McDonald, Ryan McHenry | Directed by John McPhail Director John McPhail takes genre mash-up to new heights with this hugely entertaining Scottish horror comedy that plays like Shaun of the Dead meets High School […]

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29th Nov2019

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Review (2019)

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Méndez | Written and Directed by Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks writes and directs this second big screen reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, following the McG-directed version in 2000 and […]

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21st Nov2019

’21 Bridges’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, Louis Cancelmi, Victoria Cartagena | Written by Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan | Directed by Brian Kirk Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman stars in this New York-set thriller produced by the Russo Brothers. Fast-paced and impressively acted, it’s a pleasingly old-fashioned […]

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12th Nov2019

‘Gwen’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Maxine Peake, Richard Harrington, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mark Lewis Jones, Richard Elfyn, Jodi Innes, Dyfrig Evans | Written and Directed by William McGregor The debut feature from writer-director William McGregor, Gwen is a dark, chilling period drama that cleverly blends Gothic horror and social realism. As such, it’s an arresting and memorable first […]

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04th Oct2019

‘Suspiria (2018)’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Choe Grace Moretz, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela, Angela Winkler, Vanda Capriolo, Alex Wek, Elena Fokina | Written by David Kajganich | Directed by Luca Guadagnino Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic Suspiria gets an arthouse remake, courtesy of Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. Thankfully, […]

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20th Sep2019

‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Yvette Monreal, Paz Vega, Oscar Jaenada, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Genie Kim AKA Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, Marco de la O | Written by Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone | Directed by Adrian Grunberg Fresh from breathing new life into Rocky in the Creed movies, Sylvester Stallone (73 this year) brings his other […]

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