30th Aug2019

‘Expo’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Derek Davenport, Amelia Haberman, Hayley Vrana, Richard Lippert, Shepsut Wilson, Titus Covington, Michael C. Alvarez, Jay Alfonso Lopez Jr., Richard O. Ryan | Written and Directed by Joseph Mbah The director of Krampus Origins, Joseph Mbah, tries his hand at a different kind of movie with his third feature film, the action thriller Expo. The film tells the […]

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30th Aug2019

‘Blinded By the Light’ 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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29th Aug2019

‘Good Boys’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Izaac Wang, Millie Davis, Josh Caras, Will Forte, Mariessa Portelance, Lil Rel Howery, Retta, Michaela Watkins, Christian Darrel Scott, Macie Juiles, Chance Hurstfield, Enid-Raye Adams, Alexander Calvert | Written by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky | Directed by Gene Stupnitsky The trepidation of going […]

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29th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Rabid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Mackenzie Gray, Hanneke Talbot, Ted Atherton, Stephen Huszar | Written by John Serge, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Directed by The Soska Sisters After their second feature, American Mary, exploded on to the horror scene, Canadians writer/directors Jen and Sylvia Soska were crowned the queens of body horror. Now, some […]

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29th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Mary’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Stefanie Scott, Chloe Perrin, Jennifer Esposito, Owen Teague, Manuel Garcia-Ruffalo | Written by Anthony Jaswinski | Directed by Michael Goi Directed by Michael Goi, this aquatic chiller is a scary boat movie about a spooky yacht named Mary. As such, it has a decent cast and an intriguing set-up. However, […]

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29th Aug2019

‘Angel Has Fallen’ 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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29th Aug2019

‘Do The Right Thing’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turtorro, Rosie Perez, Ossie Davis, Bill Nunn, Ruby Dee | Written and Directed by Spike Lee Spike Lee was still in his 20s when he wrote, directed and produced Do the Right Thing, his third feature. It’s a blistering piece of cinema in more ways than one. Set during […]

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29th Aug2019

‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ 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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28th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Stairs’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shayne Ward, Bentley Kalu, Piotr Baumann, Simon Meacock, Toby Osmond, Samantha Schnitzler, Matt Malecki, Spencer Collings, Phoebe Robinson-Galvin, Alana Wallace, Sophie Austin | Written and Directed by Tom Paton As someone who reviews a LOT of movies, who grew up in the era of the video shop, its fun to see people clearly raised […]

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28th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Kindred Spirits’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Thora Birch, Caitlin Stasey, Macon Blair, Sasha Frolova, Shonagh Smith, Isai Torres | Written by Chris Sivertson | Directed by Lucky McKee Directed by Lucky McKee (The Woman) and co-written by Chris Sivertson, Kindred Spirits is an enjoyable throwback to the sort of Fill-in-the-blank From Hell thrillers that were all the rage in the […]

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28th Aug2019

‘Men in Black: International’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois | Written by Matt Holloway, Art Marcum | Directed by F. Gary Gray Men in Black: International is the fourth entry into the rebooted Men in Black series. Released seven years after the last Will Smith […]

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28th Aug2019

‘Sextuplets’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Marlon Wayans, Bresha Webb, Michael Ian Black, Glynn Turman, Debbi Morgan, Molly Shannon, Grace Junot, Robert Pralgo | Written by Rick Alvarez, Mike Glock, Marlon Wayans | Directed by Michael Tiddes Sextuplets, directed by Michael Tiddes, stars Marlon Wayans as not one but six characters in a Peter Seller’s/Eddie Murphy inspired comedy. A feature […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Drone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alex Essoe, John Brotherton, Christopher Matthew Cook, Rex Linn, Anita Briem, Harvey B. Jackson, Gonzalo Menendez, Neil Sandilands | Written by Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan, Jordan Rubin | Directed by Jordan Rubin Right so we’ve got a serial killer into black magic. Child’s Play anyone? Then we’ve got director Jordan Rubin, the man behind […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Eat Brains Love’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Yarkin, Jim Titus, Ty Headlee, Kristin Daniel, Patrick Fabian | Written by Mike Herro, David Strauss | Directed by Rodman Flender Back in 1999 I fell in love with the teen horror comedy Idle Hands, with its mix of gore, laughs and a teen cast that felt totally beliveable […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Spiral’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Lochlyn Munro, Ari Cohen, Chandra West, Jennifer Laporte, David LeReaney | Written by Colin Minihan, John Poliquin | Directed by Kurtis David Harder It’s 1995 and a same-sex couple move to a small town so they can enjoy a better quality of life and raise their 16 year-old daughter with the best […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘A Good Woman is Hard to Find’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson, Jane Brennan, Caolan Byrne, Packy Lee, Rudy Doherty, Macie McCauley, Susan Ateh | Written by Ronan Blaney | Directed by Abner Pastoll A Good Woman Is Hard to Find is a Northern Irish film about a young Mum who has been recently widowed, and with a willingness to […]

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27th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Dark Light’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Madsen, Opal Littleton, Ed Brody, Kristina Clifford | Written and Directed by Padraig Reynolds Back in 2012 I saw Padraig Reynolds’ debut feature Rites of Spring at Glasgow Frightfest, then in 2015 I caught his film Worry Dolls – again at Frightfest. Unfortunately I missed last years Open 24 Hours, however I was […]

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27th Aug2019

‘Sometimes Always Never’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, ALice Lowe, Jenny Agutter, Tim McInnerny, John Westley, Ella-Grace Gregoire, Louis Healy, Alexei Sayle | Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce | Directed by Carl Hunter Sometimes Always Never stars Bill Nighy as Alan, a Scrabble aficionado, who has spent the last few decades of his life along with his son […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Barge People’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler, Natalie Martins, Matt Swales, Kane Surry, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Tim Cartwright, Carl Andersson, David Lenik, Barrington De La Roche, Sam Lane, Harrison Nash | Written by Christopher Lombard | Directed by Charlie Steeds Sisters Kat and Sophie, and their boyfriends Mark and Ben, are looking forward to a […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Perished’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Courtney McKeon, Fiach Kunz, Paul Fitzgerald, Noelle Clarke | Written and Directed by Paddy Murphy Paddy Murphy (The Three Don’ts) writes and directs The Perished, an Irish supernatural horror flick with a dark and shiver-inducing synopsis which see’s a young woman named Sarah, struggling with the trauma of having an abortion and being broken up […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Banana Splits Movie’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dani Kind, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Romeo Carere, Steve Lund, Maria Nash, Naledi Majola, Richard White, Sara Canning, Celina Martin, Kiroshan Naidoo | Written by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas | Directed by Danishka Esterhazy One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program is […]

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26th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Wretched’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: John-Paul Howard, Kevin Bigley, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Richard Ellis, Blane Crockarell, Judah Abner Paul, Ja’layah Washington, Amy Waller | Written and Directed by Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce A film by the brothers Pierce (Bret and Drew), The Wretched is a horror flick about a teenage […]

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