01st Mar2017

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Parker Mack, Halle Charlton, Alexis G. Zall, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Sam Anderson, Chelsea Gonzalez | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan When a horror film does well enough an inevitable sequel is churned out to make more money, and this […]

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01st Mar2017

‘The Mason Brothers’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Keith Sutliff, Brandon Pearson, Micheal Ryan Whelan, Mathew Webb, Julien Cesario, Tim Park, Carlotta Montanari, Erica Souza, Steve Bethers, Pelé Kizy | Written and Directed by Keith Sutliff It has been some time since I sat down to watch a good heist movie, so when I received The Mason Brothers and read things like […]

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01st Mar2017

‘Drifter’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Aria Emory, Drew Harwood, Monique Rosario, James McCabe, Anthony Ficco, Rebecca Fraiser, Joseph Atash, Melissa Raquel, Jack G. Davis, Craig Rose, Jonah Ehrenreich, Bram Barouh | Written by Chris von Hoffmann, Aria Emory | Directed by Chris von Hoffmann After a botched robbery during which one of them takes a grisly wound to the […]

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28th Feb2017

London IFF ’17: ‘Bad Frank’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kevin Interdonato, Amanda Clayton, Tom Sizemore, Brian O’Halloran, Brandon Heitkamp, Russ Russo, Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini, Lynn Mancinelli, Paola Grande | Written and Directed by Tony Germinario I love it when a movie can come completely out of nowhere and surprise this humble reviewer. Bad Frank is exactly that, a movie that on paper […]

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28th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Hounds of Love’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry, Susie Porter, Damian de Montemas, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Ben Young It’s 1987, it’s Perth in Western Australia, and seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by John and Evelyn, a disturbed serial-killing couple. As she observes the dynamic between […]

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28th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Cage Dive’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Megan Peta Hill, Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Pete Valley, Mark Fell, Tara Wraith | Written and Directed by Gerald Rascionato OK, so you want to know whether or not Cage Dive is for you… Let me get straight to the point before you read any further. Answer the following questions: 1) Do you love […]

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27th Feb2017

‘A Cure For Wellness’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie, Ivo Nandi, Adrian Schiller, Harry Groener | Written by Justin Haythe |  Directed by Gore Verbinski Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is a cocky young executive working for a New York financial services firm. The board summons him and explains that there are unsavoury business shenanigans afoot. The source […]

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27th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Happy Hunting’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Connor Williams, Gary Sturm, C.J. Baker, Jeremy Lawson, Michael Tipps, Liesel Hanson, Kenneth Billings | Written and Directed by Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson Warren is an alcoholic, degenerate, drifter. On his way down to Mexico he finds himself stranded in Bedford Flats a one-horse town deep in […]

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27th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘The Warrior’s Gate’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: David Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton, Mark Chao, Francis Ng, Zha Ka, Kara Hui, Dakota Daulby | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Matthias Hoene Filmed in 2015, The Warrior’s Gate sees Jack (Shelton), a bullied teenager mistaken for the video game hero he plays in his favourite game, magically […]

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26th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Detective Dee – Mystery of the Phantom Flame’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Catrina Lau, Lee Bingbing, Deng Chao | Written by Chen Kuofu & Lin Qianya | Action Director: Sammo Hung | Directed by Tsui Hark Review by Baron Fortnightly “When a series of mysterious murders prevents the inauguration of China’s first Empress, Detective Dee, the greatest investigative mind and Kung Fu […]

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24th Feb2017

Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘Shin Godzilla’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Ôsugi, Akira Emoto, Kengo Kôra, Mikako Ichikawa, Jun Kunimura, Pierre Taki, Kyûsaku Shimada, Ken Mitsuishi, Shingo Tsurumi, Kimiko Yo | Written by Hideaki Anno | Directed by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi Godzilla, officially THE King of the Monsters, returns to his Japanese roots following the 2014 Gareth […]

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24th Feb2017

‘Eliminators’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Lily Ann Stubbs, Wade Barrett, James Cosmo, Daniel Caltagirone, Stephen Marcus, Nick Nevern, Ty Glaser, Sean Cronin, Mark Wingett, Mem Ferda | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by James Nunn If there’s ever a phrase that will have me instantly reaching for my wallet it’s “a Scott Adkins film…” […]

24th Feb2017

‘Cul-De-Sac’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Françoise Dorléac, Jack MacGowran, Iain Quarrier | Written by Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach | Directed by Roman Polanski Roman Polanski’s taste for dark absurdist comedy is in full swing in 1966 comedy-thriller Cul-De-Sac. It’s his second English-language film, sandwiched between Repulsion and Fearless Vampire Killers. Compared with his towering classics […]

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23rd Feb2017

‘Yoga Hosers’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp. Justin Long, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Ralph Garman, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Tyler Posey, Génesis Rodríguez, Jennifer Schwalbach, Sasheer Zamata | Written and Directed by Kevin Smith So, Kevin Smith… A man whose work I’ve really enjoyed over the years (Clerks 2 […]

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23rd Feb2017

Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Dragon Wasps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Corin Nemec, Dominika Juillet, Benjamin Easterday, Nikolette Noel, Cosondra Sjostrom | Written by Mark Atkins, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Joe Knee When her father mysteriously disappears on an expedition, beautiful entomologist Gina Humphries and her fiery assistant, Rhonda, set out to search the rain forests of Belize. Due to numerous robberies and assaults in the […]

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23rd Feb2017

‘Little Dead Rotting Hood’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos, Romeo Miller, Patrick Muldoon, Heather Tom, Brendan Wayne, Marina Sirtis, Amy Argyle, Tony Ketcham, Jake T. Getman, Izabella Alvarez, Taylor Carr, Ashley Doris, Demetrius Stear, Baker Chase Powell | Written by Gabriel Campisi | Directed by Jared Cohn For years, the old woman in the woods has secretly kept […]

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22nd Feb2017

‘Beyond the Gates’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, Matt Mercer, Justin Welborn, Jesse Merlin, Henry LeBlanc, Sara Malakul Lane, Caryn Richman | Written by Jackson Stewart, Stephen Scarlata | Directed by Jackson Stewart Remember Atmosfear? The old VCR-based board game? Growing up I never had that game, however burgeoning Trekker that I was (BBC […]

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21st Feb2017

‘Fences’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson | Written by August Wilson | Directed by Denzel Washington Based on the stage play by the late August Wilson, Fences is the third directorial effort from Denzel Washington. The period is the mid-1950s, and we zoom from Pittsburgh, to the street, to […]

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20th Feb2017

‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski 2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded […]

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20th Feb2017

‘What We Become’ DVD Review

by John Squires

Stars: Mille Dinesen, Marie Hammer Boda, Ole Dupont, Troels Lyby, Mikael Birkkjær, Benjamin Engell, Therese Damsgaard, Ella Solgaard, Rita Angela, Diana Axelsen | Written and Directed by Bo Mikkelsen The best zombie movies – and TV shows, in the case of The Walking Dead – understand that the most interesting thing about the arrival of flesh-eaters isn’t […]

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19th Feb2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘War of the Arrows’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hae-il Park, Seung-yong Ryoo, Chae-won Moon, Mu-Yeol Kim, Han-wi Lee | Written and Directed by Han-min Kim In action films so often it’s all about the gun or the fist, archery has taken the back seat as an inferior way of combat. There has been a slight change lately of course with The Hunger […]

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17th Feb2017

‘Moontrap: Target Earth’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charles Shaughnessy, Sarah Butler, Damon Dayoub, Cara AnnMarie, Niki Spiridakos, Jennifer Kincer, Steven Dutton, Chris Newman | Written by Robert Dyke, Tex Ragsdale | Directed by Robert Dyke OK, I’ll admit it. I have a soft spot for Robert Dyke’s 1989 sci-fi horror Moontrap. I have ever since the weekend I rented it and […]

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