15th Jan2019

‘The Upside’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Genevieve Angelson, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan, Julianna Margulies, Suzanne Savoy, Michael Quinlan | Written by Jon Hartmere | Directed by Neil Burger The Upside has been in a form of legalistic limbo for over a year after the Weinstein Company seized to exist […]

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15th Jan2019

‘Green Book’ Review – Second Opinion

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, P.J. Byrne, Joe Cortese, Maggie Nixon, Von Lewis, Jon Sortland, Don Stark, Anthony Mangano, Paul Sloan, Quinn Duffy | Written by Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie | Directed by Peter Farrelly Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) is an Italian-American bouncer […]

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14th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘Hell’s Kitty’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Nicholas Tana, Nina Kate, Adam Rucho, Dale Midkiff, Michael Berryman, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Chiodo, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Doug Jones, Bill Oberst Jr., Victoria De Mare | Written and Directed by Nicholas Tana Based on the web series and comic book of the same name, and inspired by writer-director Nicholas Tana’s experiences living with […]

14th Jan2019

‘King of Thieves’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Michael Caine, Ray Winstone, Charlie Cox, Francesca Annis, Tom Courtenay, Kellie Shirley, Paul Whitehouse | Written by Joe Penhall | Directed by James Marsh Based on infamous true events, a famous thief, Brian Reader (Sir Michael Caine), pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot the biggest bank heist in British […]

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14th Jan2019

‘Betrayed’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Savage, Richard Tyson, Billy Wirth, T.J. Storm, Harley Wallen, Kaiti Wallen, Yan Birch, Blanca Blanco, Aphrodite Nikolovski, Sean Rey, Damien Chinappi | Written and Directed by Harley Wallen Independent filmmaker Harley Wallen, whose film Bennett’s Song was something of a surprisingly sweet old-shool family film, is back both in front of and behind the […]

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11th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘Blood of the Tribades’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chloé Cunha, Mary Widow, Seth Chatfield, Tymisha ‘Tush’ Harris, Kristofer Jenson, Zach Pidgeon, Sindy Katrotic, Simone de Boudoir, Stabatha La Thrills, Sophia Cacciola, Aurora Grabill, Melinda Green | Written and Directed by Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein 2000 years after the great vampire Bathor established the village of Bathory, superstition and religious violence take […]

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11th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘Book of Monsters’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Stanton, Rose Muirhead, Nicholas Vince, Daniel Thrace, Anna Dawson, Julia Munder | Written by Paul Butler | Directed by Stewart Sparke Director Stewart Sparke and writer Paul Butler follow up their low-budget debut The Creature Below with the Kickstarter-funded monster movie Book of Monsters. Combining a witty script and […]

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11th Jan2019

‘Stan & Ollie’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson, Stephanie Hyam, Danny Huston, Richard Cant, Susy Kane, Rufus Jones | Written by Jeff Pope | Directed by Jon S. Baird Director Jon S. Baird’s anticipated passion project on iconic due Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, played by John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan, respectively is […]

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11th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘Hooker With a Hacksaw’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kasper Meltedhair, Jason Crowe, Colleen Herkert, Steve Guynn, Mason Roberts, Jocephus Hudson, Alaine Huntington, Ashley Vetere, Ford Windstar, Julianne Brock, Benita Hudson | Written by Donald Farmer, Kasper Meltedhair | Directed by Donald Farmer Kirsten is just an average girl with big problems! Problems like psycho pervs, snuff movie makers and animal masked freaks. […]

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10th Jan2019

Horror-On-Sea 2019: ‘House Shark’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Trey Harrison, Michael Merchant, Wes Reid, Nathan Bonk, Jennie Russo, Samantha Varga, Brett Janeski, Melissa LaMartina, Mary Snell, Nathan Hine, Edward Mastin, John Krenrich, Sarah Noelle, Stacy M. Underwood | Written and Directed by Ron Bonk Ron Bonk, whose film She Kills played at Horror-On-Sea last year, returns to the festival with his magnum […]

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09th Jan2019

Horror-on-Sea 2019: ’6-Headed Shark Attack’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brandon Auret, Thandi Sebe, Cord Newman, Naima Sebe, Thandi Sebe, Tapiwa Musvosvi, Jonathan Pienaar, Chris Fisher, Meghan Oberholzer, Nikita Faber, Caitlin Harty, Charlie Keegan | Written by Mark Atkins, Koichi Petetsky | Directed by Mark Atkins Woah woah woah… 6 heads? Last time I took a look at this franchise the shark only had three […]

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09th Jan2019

Review Round-up: Eighth Grade / My Dinner With Herve

by Jak-Luke Sharp

EIGHTH GRADE Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Luke Prael, Catherine Oliviere | Written and Directed by Bo Burnham Eighth Grade is the directorial debut of comedian and online sensation Bo Burnham. In his first foray behind the camera, he chooses a rather strange and unique […]

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09th Jan2019

‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Neil Maskell, Sura Dohnke, Marvin Maskell, Nicole Nettleingham, Doon Mackichan, Bill Paterson, Hayley Squires, Mark Monero, Richard Glover, Sudha Bhuchar, Vincent Ebrahim, Sinead Matthews, Sarah Baxendale, Charles Dance, Joe Cole, Peter Ferdinando | Written and Directed by Ben Wheatley Happy New Year, Colin Burstead follows in the stead of Ben Wheatley’s previous directing efforts, […]

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08th Jan2019

‘Beyond White Space’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao, Dave Sheridan, James Devoti, Jocko Sims, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, Tiffany Brouwer, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Sebastian A. Jones, Spencer Hill, Sheena Chou, Lauren Mary Kim | Written by Ryan Colucci, Clay McLeod Chapman | Directed by Ken Locsmandi In space Moby Dick can hear you scream… Beyond White Space introduces […]

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08th Jan2019

‘The Old Man & the Gun’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, Ari Elizabeth Johnson, Teagan Johnson, Gene Jones, John David Washington, Barlow Jacobs, Augustine Frizzell, Jennifer Joplin, Lisa DeRoberts | Written and Directed by David Lowery Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin […]

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08th Jan2019

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane, Patrice Cossonneau | Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain | Directed by Jacques Audiard Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 […]

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08th Jan2019

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Circle Of Pain’

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest installment in our regular Movies You May Have Missed series here on Nerdly, in which I highlight some of, what I think, are the best movies that have flown under the radar of many or have been “forgotten” in the intervening years since its release. This time round its the MMA-themed […]

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07th Jan2019

‘Upgrade’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Anastasios, Melanie Vallejo, Richard Cawthorne, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Leigh Whannell After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The […]

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07th Jan2019

‘Searching’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn | Written by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian | Directed by Aneesh Chaganty John Cho stars in this inventively told missing person mystery that plays out entirely on computer screens. The result is a gripping and surprisingly moving thriller that shines an uncomfortable light on […]

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07th Jan2019

‘Alpha’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Morgan Freeman, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Mercedes de la Zerda, Jens Hultén, Priya Rajaratnam, Spencer Bogaert, Marcin Kowalczyk | Written by Albert Hughes, Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt | Directed by Albert Hughes An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines […]

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04th Jan2019

‘Intensive Care’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tara Macken, Jai Rodriguez, Leslie Easterbrook, Kevin Sizemore, Jose Rosete, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gunnar Sizemore, Austin Pollard, Ela Gavrila | Written by Jared Bentley, Darrin Scane, Eric Storlie | Directed by Jared Bentley You always have to worry when movies are advertised as “x meets y”, even if that – sometimes – is actually […]

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04th Jan2019

‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Kevin Eldon, Adam James, Noah Spiers, Kendra Mei, Alfie Kennedy, Michael Gambon, Adam Greaves-Neal, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Charles Dance, Edward Fox, Miranda Hennessy | Written by William Davies | Directed by David Kerr Rowan Atkinson returns as the titular character of now-retired Johnny English in Johnny English […]

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