31st Jan2020

‘Atomic Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Krista DeMille, Andrea Sweeney-Blanco, Jesús Lloveras, William Mark McCullough, Ron Roggé, Christina DeRosa, Neil Dickson, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Lex Anastasia, Andrea R. Baker, Cory Birkenbuel, Ryder Kole Emerson, Nicholas Fabrio, Ice Fox, Randy Granstrom | Written and Directed by Martin Gooch Previously named Black Flowers (the title under which it screened at Sci-Fi London a […]

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31st Jan2020

‘Door In The Woods’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Jennifer Pierce Mathus, David Rees Snell, CJ Jones, John-Michael Fisher, Katherine Forbes, Cassie Self, Elisabeth Bate, Mark Landon Smith | Written and Directed by Billy Chase Goforth I quite like the title Door In The Woods and the images it conjures up. In my head I had some kind of weird horror version of […]

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31st Jan2020

‘Inner Ghosts’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Celia Williams, Elizabeth Bochmann, Iris Cayatte, Norman MacCallum, Amanda Booth, Patricia Godinho, João Blümel, Inês Sá Frias | Written and Directed by Paulo Leite Inner Ghosts is a low-budget supernatural horror movie directed and written by Paulo Leite in his directorial debut. The film began as a Kickstarter campaign from Leite which was funded […]

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30th Jan2020

‘Hotel Mumbai’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi,  Armie Hammer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Amandeep Singh, Suhail Nayyar, Kapil Kumar Netra, Alex Pinder, Vipin Sharma, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs | Written by John Collee, Anthony Maras | Directed by Anthony Maras It’s somewhat difficult to critically asses a project such as Anthony Maras’ directorial debut feature film Hotel Mumbai, a reflective biopic […]

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30th Jan2020

‘Ad Astra’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Kimberly Elise, Loren Dean, Donnie Keshawarz, Sean Blakemore, Bobby Nish, LisaGay Hamilton, John Finn, John Ortiz, Freda Foh Shen, Ravi Kapoor, Liv Tyler, Natasha Lyonne | Written by James Gray, Ethan Gross | Directed by James Gray James Gray aims for the stars in his […]

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29th Jan2020

‘Harpoon’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra | Written and Directed by Rob Grant When Richard’s girlfriend Sasha and best friend Jonah give him a spear gun for his birthday, he wants to try it out straight away. The three of them set out for a day trip on a boat, but suspicion and jealousy […]

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28th Jan2020

‘Bad Boys For Life’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano | Written by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan | Directed by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah The world of Bad Boys started 25 years ago in 1995, when Will Smith was just Will Smith from The […]

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28th Jan2020

‘Don’t Let Go’ VOD Review (Rakuten TV)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Alfred Molina, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Tyree Henry, Byron Mann | Written and Directed by Jacob Estes Sitting down with a cup of coffee and clicking onto Rakuten TV to watch Don’t Let Go was nice and simple. A quick search for the film, a few clicks of the mouse (I […]

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28th Jan2020

‘Waves’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Bill Wise, David Garelik, Justin R. Chan, Lucas Hedges, Joshua Brockington, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written and Directed by Trey Edward Shults From the very first frame of Waves we are placed in the centre of this family drama, as the […]

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27th Jan2020

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Josh Gad, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Adam Garcia, Lucy Boynton, Michelle Pfeiffer | Written by Michael Green | Directed by Kenneth Branagh I recently expressed my enjoyment of Hercule Poirot in my review of Knives Out, a film I […]

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24th Jan2020

‘Bombshell’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Liv Hewson, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Rob Delaney, Mark Duplass | Written by Charles Randolph | Directed by Jay Roach With performances that deserve their Oscar praise this year, comes a film that perhaps feels all too glossy and showy for the […]

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23rd Jan2020

‘Plaguers: 10th Anniversary Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Steve Railsback, Alexis Zibolis, Noelle Perris, Jared Cohn, Paige La Pierre, Bobby James, Stephanie Skewes, Chad Nell, Maija Polsley, Erica Browne, David P. Johnson | Written and Directed by Brad Sykes Plaguers is a Sci-fi Horror movie that was initially released in 2008, some 12 years ago, but is being re-released in a “10th […]

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23rd Jan2020

‘Knives Out’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

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 An 85-year-old author is found dead in his attic study, an apparent suicide. Perhaps, something […]

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21st Jan2020

‘The Tokoloshe’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Petronella Tshuma, Kwande Nkosi, Dawid Minnaar, Harriet Manamela, Mandla Shongwe, Yule Masiteng, Coco Merckel, Leiden Colbet, Natasja Jacobs | Written by Richard Kunzmann, Jerome Pikwane | Directed by Jerome Pikwane The Tokoloshe is a South African horror flick written by Richard Kunzmann and Jerome Pikwane, the latter of whom directs. A slow-building supernatural horror […]

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21st Jan2020

‘Pickaxe’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Tiffany Shepis, A. Michael Baldwin, Sal Governale, Shawn Hernandez, Jayson Champion, Perry Batson, Ashley-Marie Zgabay, Elizabeth Redpath, Ben Warner, Will Morgan, Gage Tijerina, Danielle Jones, Cory W. Ahre, Keefer Barlow, Lyndsey Case | Written and Directed by Jeremy Sumrall Jeremy Sumrall writes and directs this slasher flick that will see release through Wild Eye […]

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20th Jan2020

‘Bloody Marie’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Susanne Wolff, Dragos Bucur, Alexia Lestiboudois, Teun Luijkx, Jan Bijvoet, Therese Affolter, Mark Rietman, Kim Hertogs, Leny Breederveld, Dennis Rudge, Murth Mossel, Valentijn Dhaenens, Martijn van der Veen, Anna Tenta | Written and Directed by Lennert Hillege, Guido van Driel The Netherlands is not a country that is very well known for its movies. […]

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17th Jan2020

‘Uncut Gems’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Adam Sandler, Keith Williams Richards, Tommy Kominik, LaKeith Stanfield, Pom Klementieff, Julia Fox, Paloma Elsesser, Mike Francesa, Maksud Agadjani, Andrea Linsky, Roman Persits | Written by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein | Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie A whirlwind of stress induced panic attacks that seem like they will never end. When […]

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17th Jan2020

‘This is Our Home’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jeff Ayars, Drew Beckas, Riggsby Lane, Simone Policano, Omer Rosen | Written by Omri Doran, Robert Harmon | Directed by Omri Dorani Directed by, and based on the story by Omri Dorani (How to Get Girls) and written by Rob Harmon (Cosmos), This is Our Home is a low-budget psycho-horror about a struggling couple […]

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16th Jan2020

‘1917’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth, Pip Carter, Andy Apollo, Paul Tinto, Josef Davies, Billy Postlethwaite, Gabriel Akuwudike, Andrew Scott | Written by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns | Directed by Sam Mendes So much beauty in the filmmaking and technical aspects of the film. A mastery example of cinematography, editing, production design […]

14th Jan2020

‘A Serial Kiler’s Guide To Life’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Katie Brayben, Poppy Roe, Sian Clifford, Fiona Glascott, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Sinead Matthews, Tomiwa Edun, David Newman | Written and Directed by Staten Cousins Roe [NOTE: With the film now out on deman, here’s a reposting of our review of A Serial Kiler’s Guide To Life, from the films screening at last years London Frightfest] […]

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13th Jan2020

‘Ellipse’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Josiah Authier, Grant Martin, Michelle Medoff, Jack William | Written by Grant Martin | Directed by Joe Bland, Grant Martin Low budget sci-fi in many people’s minds are films featured on (unsurprisingly) the SyFy channel. Usually filled with poor CGI and ridiculous storylines. But for every SyFy original there’s a Freaks or The Endless […]

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09th Jan2020

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates, Luke Brandon Field, Sam Haygarth, Joe Weintraub | Written and Directed by Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit is a film I wanted to love, should have loved, needed to love, but somehow I just didn’t. The […]

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