06th Jan2020

‘The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Jimmy Driscoll, Burt Grinstead, Maureen Keiller, David Nash, Matthew Pilieci, Anna Stromberg, Denise Walker | Written by Burt Grinstead, Anna Stromberg | Directed by Burt Grinstead I have always been fond of the found footage sub genre in horror. Like most people it all stems from the greatness of The Blair Witch Project and […]

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03rd Jan2020

‘American Hunt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brad Belemjian, David Ditmore, Lacy Hartselle, Taylor Novak, Cris Ruiz, Allison Shrum | Written and Directed by Aaron Mirtes A few months back there was some controversy in the horror community when, succumbing to political pressure, Blumhouse cancelled the release of their production The Hunt – which was, essentially, yet another hunting humans film […]

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03rd Jan2020

‘Transit 17′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Guy Bleyaert, Zara Phythian, Lee Charles, Silvio Simac, Kimberly Stahl, Stefanie Joosten, John Flanders, Lucas Tavernier, Themo Melikidze, Bond Mgebrishvili, Kevin Van Doorslaer, Christophe VanZandycke | Written and Directed by Guy Bleyaert After Europe is hit with a virus which infected 60 million people, General Ratzinger (Jean-Paul Van der Velde) and his military aim to […]

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03rd Jan2020

‘Crypsis’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eddie Nason, Anthony Hoang, Michael Armata, Paul Anthony Rogers, Taylor West, Adam Wolf Mayerson, Jordan Mitchell-Love, David Rackl | Written and Directed by Paul Anthony Rogers Oh my god, where to start with Crypsis? The official plot line goes something like this: “A group of friends make a bet to see who can survive […]

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02nd Jan2020

‘Devil’s Acid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney, Jessica Lynn Parsons, Betty Jeune, Eric Gibson, Misty Ormiston, Kim Ormiston, Finch Nissen, Garrett Kruithof, Nina Leon | Written by Eric Gibson, Finch Nissen | Directed by Garrett Kruithof Billed as the trippiest genre film of 2019, Devil’s Acid sees a drunk father (the films director Garrett Kruithof) telling […]

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02nd Jan2020

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Kathleen Pollard | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman | Directed by André Øvredal André Øvredal’s film is the adaption of writer Alvin Schwartz’ novel(s) of the same name. A series that is a […]

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31st Dec2019

‘Little Women’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Jayne Houdyshell, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep | Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig So much love, so much warmth and so much talent has been wrapped up into such a special film and placed over our shoulders to keep […]

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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23rd Dec2019

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Jada Pinkett Smith, Morgan Freeman, Rocci Williams, Piper Perabo, Michael Landes | Written by Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Roman Waugh | Directed by Ric Roman Waugh Angel Has Fallen is the third and presumably final film in the trilogy of secret service agent Mike Banning, played […]

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20th Dec2019

‘The Dwelling’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa, Hamza Fouad, Alex Loubert, Mary-Elizabeth Willcott, Craig Cyr, Tom Marasovic, Dwayne Bryshun, Samantha Cole | Written by Cody Calahan, Jeff Maher | Directed by Jeff Maher The Dwelling is also known as Bed of the Dead, and the poster is a loving homage to […]

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20th Dec2019

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review #2

by Alex Ginnelly

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 For me this is the most personal film I’ve ever had to review, its one the most personal […]

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19th Dec2019

‘Black Christmas’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Nathalie Morris, Ben Black, Zoë Robins, Ryan McIntyre | Written by Sophia Takal, April Wolfe | Directed by Sophia Takal Black Christmas. A familiar title if not a familiar film. Already remade once in 2006, it seems Blumhouse […]

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19th Dec2019

’6 Underground’ Review (Netflix)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona, Dave Franco, Corey Hawkins | Written by Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese | Directed by Michael Bay Michael Bay shows us he’s still obsessed with making films for 15 year old boys from 2003 with 6 Underground, the most Michael Bay films of all Michael […]

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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17th Dec2019

‘The Cunning Man’ Short Film Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Simon Armstrong, Ali Cook, Ian Kelly, Charlotte Jo Hanbury | Written by Ali Cook | Directed by Zoe Dobson Shown at this year’s Frightfest, The Cunning Man is not the most obvious of shorts to be playing at that festival. Inspired by John Harries (1785-1839) a physician and ‘cunning man’ – a healer who uses […]

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17th Dec2019

‘La Jetee and Sans Soleil’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jacques Ledoux, Davos Hanich, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Alexandra Stewart | Written and Directed by Chris Marker La Jetee is Chris Marker’s 1962 mini sci-fi film. It tells the story of the aftermath of World War 3, and the survivors living underground. A scientist (Jacques Ledoux) performs experiments in time travel, so a man (Davos Hanich) […]

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16th Dec2019

‘The Shed’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Frank Whaley, Timothy Bottoms, Siobhan Fallon, Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen | Written and Directed by Frank Sabatella As an orphan living with his abusive grandfather, life sucks for Stan (Jay Jay Warren). But he’s got it better than his best friend Donmer who regularly needs defending against the school bullies. When […]

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13th Dec2019

‘Marriage Story’ Review (Netflix)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johnson, Julia Greer, Azhy Robertson, Wallace Shawn, Matthew Shear, Julie Hagerty, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda | Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach Adam Driver and Scarlett Johnson star in Noah Baumbach’s fabulous Marriage Story; a stunning look into the death of a marriage, perfectly capturing laugh out loud moments […]

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12th Dec2019

‘Blood Myth’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Jonathan McClean, Anna Dawson, Hannah Chalmers, Matt Ray Brown, Charlie Walker McClimens, Adrian Annis, Neil Summerville, Daniel Thrace, Ian Small, Eva McGillivray, George Nettleton, Tony Goodall | Written and Directed by Sean Brown, Luke Gosling Blood Myth is one of those awful generic horror movie titles that doesn’t garner any interest from me. But […]

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11th Dec2019

‘Blinded by the Light’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta, Nell Williams, Tara Divina, Rob Brydon, Frankie Fox, Hayley Atwell, Sally Phillips | Written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor | Directed by Gurinder Chadha Blinded by the Light is directed by famed Indian/British director Gurinder Chadha – a sizeable […]

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11th Dec2019

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Nicholas Hammond | Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino [NOTE: With the film now on on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK, here’s a reposting of […]

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10th Dec2019

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito | Written by Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg | Directed by Jake Kasdan Back in 2017 audiences, I’m sure, didn’t expect much of a Jumanji sequel-come-reboot but that film […]

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