23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Cut Off’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Lars Eidinger, Fahri Yardim, Enno Hesse, Christian Kuchenbuch, Urs Jucker, Barbara Prakopenka, Stephanie Amarell, Dirk Nocker, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Klara Höfels, Joy Maria Bai, Georg Veitl | Written and Directed by Christian Alvart Cut Off (Abgeschnitten) is based on a novel by Sebastian Fitzek and Michael Tsokos with a screenplay […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Impossible Crimes’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Daniel Alvaredo, Federico Bal, Guido D’Albo, Sofía Del Tuffo, Gustavo Pardi, Carla Quevedo, Marcelo Sein | Written by Nora Leticia Sarti | Directed by Hernán Findling Directed by Hernan Findling, this Argentinian thriller has an intriguing set-up in its central idea of a detective tasked with solving impossible crimes. However, it quickly becomes clear […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘The Wind’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Miles Anderson, Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Dylan McTee, Ashley Zukerman | Written by Teresa Sutherland | Directed by Emma Tammi Showing at this year’s Frightfest and being picked up by the Frightfest Presents label, The Wind has been well received at festivals across the globe. The last film I remember being based around […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Dark Encounter’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Laura Fraser, Mel Raido, Vincent Regan, Alice Lowe, Sid Phoenix, Grant Masters, Spike White, Nicholas Pinnock | Written and Directed by Carl Strathie “Something’s happenin’. Something unnatural. Something evil”. Written and directed by Carl Strathie (Solis), Dark Encounter is the story of a family in grief after the strange disappearance of their young eight […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Dachra’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Hela Ayed, Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jabali, Bilel Slatnia | Written and Directed by Abdelhamid Bouchnak The feature debut of writer-director Abdelhamid Bouchnak, Dachra is a Tunisian folk horror that has broken box-office records in its native North Africa. Impressively acted and chillingly atmospheric, it represents a formidable calling card. Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jabali and […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘I Am Toxic’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Esteban Prol, Horacio Fontova, Sergio Podelei, Gastón Cocchiarale, Fini Bocchino, Verónica Intile | Written by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés, Paulo Soria | Directed by Daniel de la Vega, Pablo Parés Directed by Daniel de la Vega (Dead End) and Pablo Parés (Plaga Zombie), this Spanish language film, called Soy tóxico in it’s […]

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23rd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Rock, Paper and Scissors’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Pablo Sigal, Agustina Cerviño, Valeria Giorcelli | Written and Directed by Martín Blousson, Macarena García Lenzi Jesus and Maria José live together in the grand house that belonged to their recently deceased father. Their playful routine is disrupted when Magdalena, their half sister on their dad’s side, returns from Spain asking for her share […]

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22nd Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Come To Daddy’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Madeleine Sami, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley | Written by Toby Harvard | Directed by Ant Timpson Directed by Ant Timpson in his feature directorial debut, based on his idea and written by Toby Harvard (The Greasy Strangler), Come to Daddy is a New Zealand film project. It stars Elijah Wood […]

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22nd Aug2019

‘Flight of the Navigator: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Howard Hesseman | Written by Michael Burton, Matt MacManus | Directed by Randal Kleiser I grew up with Flight of the Navigator. It’s always been one of my favourite movies. A family sci-fi adventure film that kinda fell under the […]

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22nd Aug2019

‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Tiffany Haddish, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Maya Rudolph | Written by Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell, Jonathon E. Stewart | Directed by Thurop Van Orman, John Rice The Angry Birds Movie 2, […]

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22nd Aug2019

‘Klute’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider, Robert Milli | Written by Andy Lewis, Dave Lewis | Directed by Alan J. Pakula Released in 1971, Alan J. Pakula’s sophomore feature Klute is regarded as the first of his unofficial Paranoia Trilogy, which would go on to include The Parallax View and All the […]

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21st Aug2019

‘States’ Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Jeremy O. Harris, Alex Essoe, Jasmin Kaset, Makenzie Green, D.C. Paul | Written and Directed by Zach Gayne States w​ill make you contemplate whether ‘normal’ people go on road trips… Written and directed by Zach Gayne, ​States ​is the documentary-feel narrative feature on the crazies of the road, establishing a surreal balance of curiosity […]

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21st Aug2019

‘Guardian of the Universe’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Rob Taylor, Nic Costa, Walter Koenig, Matt Zak, Bryna Smith, Jordana Ansley, Michael Friedrichs, Traben Pleasant, Bobby Ryan, Stephen Lisk, Seantos Mcdonald, Jared McClain, Matt Haley | Written by Rob Taylor, Nic Costa | Directed by Rob Taylor Guardian of the Universe seems to be a follow up, of sorts to […]

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20th Aug2019

‘LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Troy Baker, Will Friedle, Jason Spisak, Alyson Stoner, Steve Blum, Zach Callison, Cam Clarke, Ralph Garman, Jake Green, Tom Kenny, Christian Lanz, Scott Menville, Nolan North | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Matt Peters LEGO DC Batman: Family Matters is the latest animated movie in the now long-running LEGO […]

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20th Aug2019

‘Red Joan’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Nina Sosanya, Laurence Spellman, Nicola Sloane, Tereza Srbova, Freddie Gaminara, Raj Swamy | Written by Lindsay Shapero | Directed by Trevor Nunn Red Joan, directed by Trevor Nunn, is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jennie Rooney and is loosely based […]

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19th Aug2019

‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ 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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19th Aug2019

‘Big Bad Wolves’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Ian Loring

Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval’e Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek, Nati Kluger, Ami Weinberg, Guy Adler | Written and Directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado made quite a splash at FrightFest a few years back with Rabies, the first Isreali horror film which made a little bit […]

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16th Aug2019

‘Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kate Nash, Kim Cattrall, Derek Jacobi, Rupert Graves, Warwick Davis, Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Bishop, Chris Addison | Written by Caroline Norris, Giles Pilbrow | Directed by Dominic Brigstocke Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans is the long-awaited feature film version of the infamous British television show […]

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16th Aug2019

‘Manifest Destiny Down: Spacetime’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Jonathan Baker, Jeff Kenny, Lexie Lowell | Written and Directed by Jonathan Baker A Back to the Future inspired sci-fi roadtrip stuck in Groundhog Day… Our film starts with Star Wars style text in space that is almost as confusing as that found in The Phantom Menace. It explains that physicists are searching for […]

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15th Aug2019

‘Liam Gallagher: As It Was’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Featuring: Liam Gallagher, David Adcock, Debbie Gwyther, Christian Madden, Drew McConnell, Dan McDougall, Jay Mehler, Mike Moore | Directed by Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening Liam Gallagher: As It Was chronicles the eccentric and outlandish life of the infamous Mancunian frontman. Director Charlie Lightening pulls back the curtains on the eccentric icon and delivers an invigorating […]

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15th Aug2019

‘Kiss Me Deadly’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ralph Meeker, Nick Dennis, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers | Written by A.I. Bezzerides | Directed by Robert Aldritch Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) is driving down the freeway, minding his own business, when he almost hits a woman. Mike is a private investigator, and he knows trouble when he sees it, but he […]

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15th Aug2019

‘Playmobil: The Movie’ 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 Playmobil: The Movie, directed by Lino DiSalvo, is the […]

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