08th Feb2019

‘Blindspotting’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kevin Carroll, Nyambi Nyambi, Jon Chaffin, Wayne Knight, Margo Hall, Ziggy Baitinger, Travis Parker, Lance Holloway | Written by Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casa | Directed by Carlos López Estrada Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three […]

07th Feb2019

‘Undisputed: Fight For Freedom’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Martyn Ford, Brahim Achabbakhe, Emilien De Falco, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, Valentin Ganev | Written by David N. White | Directed by Todor Chapkanov Infamous Russian MMA fighter Yuri Boyka (Scott Adkins) returns to the ring in the latest instalment of the Undisputed franchise, Undisputed: Fight For Freedom (aka Boyka: […]

07th Feb2019

‘Fyre Fraud’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Featuring: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule, Bella Hadid, Cameron Davison, Maria Konnikova, Austin Mills, Ava Turnquest, Matthew Burton Spector | Written by Lana Barkin, Jenner Furst, Jed Lipinski, Julia Willoughby Nason | Directed by Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don’t plan for […]

06th Feb2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Casper Van Dien, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Ed Skrein, Keean Johnson | Written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, Robert Rodriguez | Directed by Robert Rodriguez Director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron collaborate on this sci-fi action adventure that’s intended to kick-start a […]

06th Feb2019

‘Polar’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren, Ruby O. Fee, Matt Lucas, Robert Maillet, Anthony Grant, Josh Cruddas, Lovina Yavari, Ayisha Issa, Pedro Miguel Arce, Anastasia Marinina, Martin Zolotarev, Richard Dreyfuss | Written by Jayson Rothwell | Directed by Jonas Åkerlund Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Polar is the latest graphic novel adaption in […]

05th Feb2019

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Natalia Dyer, Billy Magnussen | Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy Dan Gilroy returns with the stylishly abstract and vivid subverted injection of horror in Velvet Buzzsaw. Five years after his breakout directorial debut Nightcrawler and two years after his sophomore Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington starring effort Roman […]

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05th Feb2019

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Brühl, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Ziyi Zhang, Roger Davies, Aksel Hennie | Written by Oren Uziel, Doug Jung | Directed by Julius Onah Cloverfield movies are becoming something of an event for film fans. While the first film was an okay found footage style monster movie full of mystery, it […]

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05th Feb2019

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro, Pun Bandhu, Erik LaRay Harvey, Brandon Scott Jones, Shae D’lyn | Written by Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty | Directed by Marielle Heller Directed by rising star Marielle Heller, her latest offering comes after the 2015 breakout comedic hit film […]

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05th Feb2019

’24 Frames’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Featuring: Birds, cows, trees, cats, more cows | Written and Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Completed posthumously in 2017 for its Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who gets an ambiguous credit at the end, 24 Frames is the kind of movie that the oft-mocked phrase “mise en scene” was made for. Except, as far as “movies” go, […]

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05th Feb2019

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Mackenzie Foy,  Kiera Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland, Tom Sweet, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, Matthew Macfadyen, Nick Mohammed, Charles Streeter, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Helen Mirren, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E. Grant | Written by Ashleigh Powell | Directed by Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston Disney’s latest hollow attempt at once again crafting another franchise in […]

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04th Feb2019

‘Rampage Knights’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The Switch has seen a fair few multiplayer side-scrolling brawlers over the last couple of years, some of which were ported across from the PC and the light usage of procedural generation used in such games as Streets of Red add a frisson of variety to the proceedings which make playthroughs slightly different each time. […]

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04th Feb2019

Pass Horror Notes: ‘Bonehill Road’ Review

by Aaron Shakespeare

BONEHILL ROAD Stars: Eli DeGeer, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Linnea Quigley, Millie Milan, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Gary Kent, Douglas Epps | Written and Directed by Todd Sheets Name: Bonehill Road Age: 2018 Appearance: A low budget, gory horror directed by indie veteran Todd Sheets featuring practical effects, blood and guts. About a mother and daughter escaping an […]

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04th Feb2019

‘Second Act’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens, Treat Williams, Milo Ventimiglia, Annaleigh Ashford, Charlyne Yi, Alan Aisenberg, Freddie Stroma, Dave Foley, Larry Miller, Dierdre Friel | Written by Justin Zackham, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas | Directed by Peter Segal Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars […]

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01st Feb2019

‘Escape Room’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis, Nik Dodani, Adam Robitel, Kenneth Fok, Yorick van Wageningen | Written by Bragi F. Schut, Maria Melnik | Directed by Adam Robitel Directed by Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key), entertaining thriller Escape Room puts an inspired horror movie spin on the current […]

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01st Feb2019

‘Snake Outta Compton’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ricky Flowers Jr., Motown Maurice, Donte Essien, Aurelia Michael, Joston Theney, Jon Kondelik, Tarkan Dospil, Arielle Brachfeld, Eric Paul Erickson | Written by Tim Johnson, James Kondelik, Jon Kondelik, Ashley Scott Meyers | Directed by Hank Braxton It’s a great day in South Central: Cam and his hip-hop crew are all set to sign […]

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01st Feb2019

‘Opera’ Blu-ray Review (CultFilms)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Antonella Vitale, William McNamara, Barbara Cupisti | Written by Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Directed by Dario Argento Good god… Dario Argento is wildy over-rated isn’t he? Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Suspiria and now Opera, three so-called “classics” of Argento oeuvre released on […]

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31st Jan2019

‘The Domestics’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin, David Dastmalchian, Sonoya Mizuno, Laura Cayouette, Lance Reddick | Written and Directed by Mike P. Nelson This entertaining post-apocalyptic thriller marks an auspicious feature debut for sound designer-turned-writer-director Mike P. Nelson. Essentially it’s The Road meets The Warriors, with a bit of Mad Max: The Road Warrior thrown in for […]

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30th Jan2019

‘The Mule’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Michael Peña, Laurence Fishburne, Alison Eastwood, Dianne West, Manny Montana, Taissa Farmiga, Andy Garcia, Jill Flint, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by Nick Schenk, Dave Holstein | Directed by Clint Eastwood The Mule, directed by Clint Eastwood, is the actors first foray back into the world of acting since his supporting role in […]

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29th Jan2019

‘Distorted’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Christina Ricci, John Cusack, Brendan Fletcher, Vicellous Shannon, Nicole Anthony, Oliver Rice, Gigi Jackman, Benjamin DeWalt, Maja Milkovich, Scott Olynek, Angela Quinn, Sophia Daly | Written by Arne Olsen | Directed by Rob King The premise here is modern, SAFE (they emphasise that a lot in the sales material and then throughout the film) out […]

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29th Jan2019

‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

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 A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way […]

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29th Jan2019

‘True Stories’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: John Goodman, David Byrne, Anne McEnroe, Spalding Gray, Jo Harvey Allen | Written by David Byrne, Stephen Tobolowsky, Beth Henley | Directed by David Byrne I have a soft spot for weird movies made by music artists who’ve been thrown a bunch of money. I guess this is why I’m the one person who […]

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29th Jan2019

‘Matangi – Maya – M.I.A.’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features: Mathangi Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A), Diplo, Madonna, Nicki Minaj | Written and Directed by Stephen Loveridge Directed by close friend Stephen Loveridge, Matangi – Maya – M.I.A. follows the life of controversial, outspoken and influential rapper Mathangi Arulpragasam AKA M.I.A. From her refugee status in the U.K. at 11, humble beginnings as a documentary filmmaker in the […]

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