22nd Jun2017

‘Baby Driver’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Space, John Hamm, Jamie Foxx | Written and Directed by Edgar Wright Edgar Wright’s return to American moviemaking is a more earnest and coherent foray than 2010’s Scott Pilgrim, and it’s a blast of pure positive energy after the relatively dour The World’s End. It opens with the eponymous […]

21st Jun2017

‘Demon Hunter’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Michael Parle, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, Kevin O’Malley, Nic Furlong, Aisli Moran, Saorla Wright | Written by Tony Flynn, Zoe Kavanagh | Directed by Zoe Kavanagh Lurking in the shadows of society, within the rich and powerful, is the true essence of evil. A young girl, Taryn Barker, descends into this […]

17th Jun2017

‘The Perfect Weapon’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Sasha Jackson, Richard Tyson, Johnny Messner, Vernon Wells, Lance E. Nichols, Kimberly Battista, Emilien De Falco | Written by Titus Paar, Alex Brenner, Jesse Cilio, Ulysses Oliver | Directed by Titus Paar When you see a DVD cover like the one pictured above, for Steven Seagal’s latest opus, you expect yet another […]

17th Jun2017

‘Ip Man: The Final Fight’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anthony Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan, Eric Tsang, Marvel Chow, Chuchu Zhou, Timmy Hung, Luxia Jiang, Anita Yuen, Hung Yan Yan | Written by Erica Lee | Directed by Herman Yau In postwar Hong Kong, Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begins as simple challenges from rival kung fu […]

17th Jun2017

‘Return to Horror High’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: George Clooney, Maureen McCormick, Vince Edwards, Brendan Hughes, Scott Jacoby, Lori Lethin, Alex Rocco | Written by Bill Froehlich, Mark Lisson | Directed by Bill Froehlich In 1982 Crippen High School was the scene of a series of brutal murders and yet the killer was never caught. Now a low budget film crew that […]

17th Jun2017

‘The Founder’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland, Patrick Wilson | Written by Robert D. Siegel | Directed by John Lee Hancock When you have a film looking at the origins of McDonald’s, you would think that the company would like it to be […]

17th Jun2017

‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Blu-ray 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 […]

16th Jun2017

‘Among the Living’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beatrice Dalle, Théo Fernandez, Damien Ferdel, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Anne Marivin, Francis Renaud, Fabien Jegoudez, Nicolas Giraud, Chloé Coulloud, Dominique Frot | Written and Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the driving force behind the notorious L’interieur (aka Inside) and the stylish Livid, turn their gallic focus to a […]

16th Jun2017

‘The Great Wall’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing, Andy Lau, Hanyu Zhang, Han Lu, Kenny Lin, Eddie Peng, Xuan Huang, Ryan Zheng | Written by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy | Directed by Yimou Zhang Magnificent, breath-taking spectacle. A glorious, gorgeous testament to mankind’s creativity. Looks really good in 3D. All of this […]

16th Jun2017

‘Gifted’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate | Written by Tom Flynn | Directed by Marc Webb Having escaped the web of the Spider-Man franchise, Marc Webb returns to (500) Days of Summer-sized moviemaking with this soft-focus indie, combining the maths genius elements of Good Will Hunting with the child custody […]

15th Jun2017

‘Mandy’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mandy Miller, Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle, Marjorie Fielding, Nancy Price, Edward Chapman, Patricia Plunkett, Eleanor Summerfield, Colin Gordon | Written by Nigel Balchin, Jack Whittingham | Directed by Alexander Mackendrick When you watch Mandy, you can’t help but feel it was a film ahead of its time. The story of […]

14th Jun2017

’2047: Virtual Reality’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Mike Dopud, Jane Badler, Jochen Hägele, Maximilien Poullein, Kaya Blocksage, Petra Silander, Nicolas Van Beveren, Elie Haddad, Emilien De Falco, Eric Kailey, Zoe Corraface, Melissa Mars | Written and Directed by Guy-Roger Duvert The year is 2047 and the world has gone virtual. Most of the world’s population are plugged in and gaming online, […]

13th Jun2017

‘The Resident’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison, Porter Randell, Rachel Sellan, James Murray, Mark Ettlinger, Jeff Sinasac | Written by John Ainslie, Alyson Richards | Directed by John Ainslie Not to be confused with the 2011 film of the same name, The Resident (retitled for the UK from The Sublet) is actually the latest horror […]

12th Jun2017

‘The Escorts’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Biggs, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Tisdale, Bria L. Murphy, Jenny Mollen, Steven Weber, Adrian Voo, Robert Hoffman, Rusty Joiner, Cedric Yarbrough | Written and Directed by Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse Guy Carter is an award-winning graduate student of architecture. He’s got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. The problem? He doesn’t […]

12th Jun2017

‘Summer Camp’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Diego Boneta, Alex Gonzalez, Jocelin Donahue, Maiara Walsh, Andres Velencoso | Written by Alberto Marini, Danielle Schleif | Directed by Alberto Marini With a title like Summer Camp you’d be forgiven for thinking that this film would be yet another stalk and slash fear flick. It isn’t. Helmed by longtime Filmax producer Alberto Marini, […]

09th Jun2017

‘The Naked Civil Servant’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge, Stanley Lebor, Katherine Schofield, Colin Higgins, John Rhys-Davies, Stephen Johnstone, Antonia Pemberton | Written by Quentin Crisp, Philip Mackie | Directed by Jack Gold When John Hurt died we lost a true legend of film, and an actor loved by both young and old. Some knew him for his […]

08th Jun2017

‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of movie history, you often read about actors and directors who had their obsessions. For Steve McQueen, his obsession was with speed, and the movie Le Mans. In the new documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans we get to look behind the movie and hear the story of […]

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08th Jun2017

‘House of Evil’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Andrew Harwood, Lucy Drive, Désirée Giorgetti, David White, Eleonora Marianelli | Written by Lorenzo Paviano, Raffaele Picchio | Directed by Luca Boni, Marco Ristori John (Andrew Harwood) and his wife Kate (Lucy Drive) seem to have it all. They have just moved in to a beautiful house in the Italian countryside (it definitely looks Italian at […]

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06th Jun2017

‘The Chamber’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Charlotte Salt, James McArdle, Elliott Levey | Written and Directed by Ben Parker When submarine pilot Mats (Johannes Kuhnke) is approached by a low-rent Donald Pleasence to take a three-man Special Ops team deep into contested waters near the 38th Parallel, he’s understandably sceptical. Leading the mysterious trio is “Red” Edwards (Charlotte Salt), […]

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06th Jun2017

‘Wonder Woman’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya, Ann Wolfe, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ann Ogbomo, James Cosmo, Martin Bishop | Written by Allan Heinberg | Directed by Patty Jenkins “Sir, if you don’t mind my saying, I’ve seen you […]

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03rd Jun2017

‘Alien Hunter’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Karrueche Tran, Chris Zylka, Erica Eynon, Joe LoCicero, Rory Culkin, Anastasia Baranova, Thomas Dekker, Garrett Clayton, Sabina Gadecki, Bill Sage, Keelin Woodell, Serge Levin, Shad Gaspard, John D. Hickman | Written by Tim Ryan | Directed by Trevor Ryan Deep in the woods of Willits, Northern California lives a pot grower by […]

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02nd Jun2017

‘Dough’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Phil Davis, Ian Hart, Pauline Collins, Andrew Ellis, Malachi Kirby, Natasha Gordon, Melanie Freeman | Written by Jonathan Benson, Jez Freedman | Directed by John Goldschmidt It has to be said that 2017 hasn’t been the best year when it comes to feeling good about the world. When everybody seems […]

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