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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10th Dec2019

‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Benicio Del Toro, Malachi Barton, Madelyn Miranda, Eva Longoria, Joey Vieira, Pia Miller, Jeff Wahlberg, Adriana Barraza | Written by Matthew Robinson, Nicholas Stoller | Directed by James Bobin Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most […]

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09th Dec2019

‘Gemini Man’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong, Clive Owen, Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok, E.J. Bonilla, Victor Hugo, David Shae | Written by David Benioff, Billy Ray, Darren Lemke | Directed by Ang Lee Apparently a script that has been floating around Hollywood since 1997 and only now, I’m guessing with […]

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09th Dec2019

‘The Report’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, Linda Powell, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall,  Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Scott Z. Burns Scott Z. Burns makes his feature directing debut with The Report, a picture that owes a lot to the likes of All the Presidents Men, Spotlight and The Post. […]

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06th Dec2019

‘Now, Voyager’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Gladys Cooper, Claude Rains, Bonita Granville | Written by Casey Robinson | Directed by Irving Rapper The secret at the heart of the Boston social scene is Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) – a shy, repressed, mentally unstable young woman, tortured by her overbearing mother (Gladys Cooper). Charlotte’s older sister (Bonita […]

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03rd Dec2019

‘Marla’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Lisa van Dam-Bates, Travis Johnny Ware, Katie Hemming, Jason Stange, Palmer Chase | Written and Directed by Lisa van Dam-Bates Lisa van Dam-Bates directs and stars in Marla, aka Marla Mae, her first feature film about a woman who gets an IUD implanted by an old friend, only for it to be a much worst idea […]

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03rd Dec2019

‘The Intruder’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Meagan Good, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Erica Cerra, Joseph Sikora, Alvina August, Debs Howard, Lili Sepe, Lee Shorten, Carolyn Anderson, Caroline Muthoni Muita, Kurt Evans | Written by David Loughery | Directed by Deon Taylor The Intruder, directed by Deon Taylor, is the latest conventional haunted house thriller tale that has a big bark […]

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02nd Dec2019

‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Blu-ray Collector’s Edition Review

by Matthew Turner

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 Director John McPhail takes genre mash-up to new heights with this hugely entertaining Scottish horror comedy that plays like Shaun of the Dead meets High School […]

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02nd Dec2019

‘Playmobil: The Movie’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Anna Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Dino Andrade, Ian James Corlett, Lino DiSalvo, Ben Diskin, Jim Gaffigan, Kellen Goff, Wilson Gonzalez, Adam Lambert, Dan Navarro, Tito Ortiz, Daniel Radcliffe, Kenan Thompson | Written by Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland | Directed by Lino DiSalvo [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD, Digital […]

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02nd Dec2019

‘On the Waterfront’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint | Written by Budd Schulberg | Directed by Elia Kazan The opening tells us everything. We can visualise the shipyard before we’re shown a single image. Leonard Bernstein’s horn-heavy score sounds like the song of ships. It’s almost peaceful. Then a piano […]

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29th Nov2019

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Review (2019)

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Jonathan Tucker, Nat Faxon, Chris Pang, Luis Gerardo Méndez | Written and Directed by Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks writes and directs this second big screen reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, following the McG-directed version in 2000 and […]

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29th Nov2019

’30 Nights (of Sex to Save Your Marriage)’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Giacalone, Mandy Kaplan, Dan Fogler, Alyssa Brayboy, Chris Butler, Lyric Lewis, Melody Peng | Written by Tom Metz III, Johnny Giacalone, Mandy Kaplan | Directed by Tom Metz III 30 Nights (of Sex to Save Your Marriage) tells the story of Willa and Nick who, in a last ditch effort to save their […]

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29th Nov2019

‘Tilt’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee | Written by Kasra Farahani, Jason O’Leary | Directed by Kasra Farahani [NOTE: With Tilt finally being released here in the UK, here’s a reposting of our review from the films screening at Fantasia in 2017] All seems normal with Joseph and Joanne. Joanne […]

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29th Nov2019

‘The Boonies’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cody Ko, Amymarie Gaertner, Lauren Elizabeth, Chris Galya, Kyle Jones, Andi Matichak, Calum Worthy, Wyntergrace Williams, Gigi Zumbado, Logan Garretson | Written and Directed by Brad T. Gottfred The Boonies, and yes that is undoubtedly a play on THAT more famous 80s action-adventure comedy, sees five seniors – who were childhood best friends who […]

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28th Nov2019

‘The Curse Of Buckout Road’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Evan Ross, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Danny Glover, Henry Czerny, Colm Feore, Mayko Nguyen, Jim Watson, Kyle Mac, Michelle Mylett, John Ralston, Patrick Garrow, David Hayter | Written by Shahin Chandrasoma, Matthew Currie Holmes | Directed by Matthew Currie Holmes There seems to be endless low budget horror with titles like the one above (and I have […]

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27th Nov2019

‘Knives Out’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, CHristopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Frank Oz, K Callan | Written and Directed by Rian Johnson Knives Out is an old school whodunnit with a refreshing twist that is whip smart […]

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26th Nov2019

‘Last Christmas’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Boris Isakovic, Emma Thompson, Maxim Baldry, Michelle Yeoh, Bilal Zafar, Patti LuPone, Lydia Leonard, Rob Delaney, Peter Serafinowicz | Written by Greg Wise, Emma Thompson, Bryony Kimmings | Directed by Paul Feig Last Christmas doesn’t just leave you asking what went wrong, it leaves you asking what went really, really, really wrong. […]

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25th Nov2019

‘The Nightingale’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown, Magnolia Maymuru | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent The Nightingale is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Jennifer Kent’s horror debut The Babadook. Set in 1825 Australia, only half a century or so after Captain […]

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21st Nov2019

’21 Bridges’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, Louis Cancelmi, Victoria Cartagena | Written by Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan | Directed by Brian Kirk Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman stars in this New York-set thriller produced by the Russo Brothers. Fast-paced and impressively acted, it’s a pleasingly old-fashioned […]

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21st Nov2019

‘Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford vs. Ferrari)’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon, JJ Feild, Jack McMullen, Corrado Invernizzi, Joe Williamson, Ian Harding, Christopher Darga | Written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller | Directed by James Mangold Le Mans ‘66 fires on all cylinders at the highest […]

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