05th Oct2019

Grimmfest 2019: ‘Tone-Deaf’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew, Kim Delaney, Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ray Wise, AnnaLynne McCord | Written and Directed by Richard Bates Jr. The latest genre opus from Richard Bates Jr., whose previous work includes Excision, Trash Fire and Suburban Gothic, Tone-Deaf tells the story of Olive (Amanda Crew), a millennial […]

24th Aug2019

Frightfest 2019: ‘Freaks’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew, Grace Park | Written and Directed by Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein Seven-year-old Chloe never leaves her ramshackle suburban home unless under the watchful eye of her paranoid father. Instead, he trains his daughter to adopt an assumed identity if she’s ever separated from him, or […]

28th Mar2019

MANIFF 2019: ‘Isabelle’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Amanda Crew, Adam Brody, Zoë Belkin, Sheila McCarthy, Booth Savage, Krista Bridges, Michael Miranda, Dayo Ade, David Tompa | Written by Donald Martin | Directed by Rob Heydon Directed by Rob Heydon, suburban chiller Isabelle just about gets the job done, though it lacks focus and misses several opportunities to make its scares actually […]

14th Nov2017

‘Chokeslam’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Marquette, Amanda Crew, Michael Eklund, Niall Matter, Gwynyth Walsh, Mick Foley, Harry Smith, Laurel Van Ness, Lance Storm, Paul James Saunders, Graham Bell, Agam Darshi, Meghan Heffern | Written by Robert Cuffley, Jason Long | Directed by Robert Cuffley Corey Swanson has problems. He’s almost 30, still lives in his mom’s basement, doesn’t […]

13th Nov2017

Competition: Win wrestling rom-com ‘Chokeslam’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Released today, Monday 6th November, by Cockerel Entertainment, Chokeslam is a fantastic indie rom-com about a female wrestler returning to her home town in Canada and stars Amanda Crew (Silicon Valley) and Chris Marquette (Fanboys, Infestation). Look out for our review of Chokeslam tomorrow! Love is Hard to Pin Down: Chokeslam is a film about bruising […]

26th Apr2016

2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Poor Boy’

by Catherina Gioino

At your wit’s end and you have nowhere else to go, what do you do? Obviously, you become a thief and a robber, and eventually become so good at that that now other con-men start coming to you for help and you start robbing them. Much easier said than done, at least what the cast […]

04th Apr2013

‘Repeaters’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk, Alexia Fast, Gabrielle Rose, Benjamin Ratner | Written by Arne Olsen | Directed by Carl Bessai A Groundhog Day-esque action drama, Repeaters is one of those films that will fly under the radar of many despite its impressive pedigree. Penned by Arne Olsen, who has one hell […]

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