20th Nov2017

Interview: Mercedes Grower talks dark comedy ‘Brakes’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with writer/director Mercedes Grower about her dark comedy feature Brakes, which stars Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, Kerry Fox, Roland Gift, Paul McGann and Steve Oram. Brakes is a raw, dark and unconventional comedy from new writer/director Mercedes Grower. Split into two halves it follows the […]

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11th Sep2017

‘Mindhorn’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Steve Coogan | Written by Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby | Directed by Sean Foley Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show ‘Mindhorn’, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him […]

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28th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Aaaaaaaah!’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Steve Oram, Lucy Honigman, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alice Lowe, Holli Dempsey, Julian Barratt, Toyah Wilcox, Noel Fielding, Tom Meeten | Written and Directed by Steve Oram Two men step over a fallen branch in a damp, overgrown wood. The larger of the two  stops to examine a framed picture of a woman in a wedding dress before the […]

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03rd Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: First look at Steve Oram’s ‘Aaaaaaaah!’

by Phil Wheat

The debut feature of actor Steve Oram (Sightseers, TV’s Glue), Aaaaaaaah! stars Julian Barratt, Toyah Willcox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Steve Oram, Lucy Honigman, Tom Meeten and Sean Reynard. The supporting cast include Noel Fielding, Holli Dempsey, Shelley Longworth, Alice Lowe, Tony Way and Waen Shepherd. Alpha Male, Smith and his Beta, Keith, make a move to […]

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18th Mar2015

‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more… It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with The ABCs of Death 2. 2012′s first installment – an anthology of 26 stories, each representing […]

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24th Oct2014

Celluloid Screams 2014: ‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more… It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with the debut of The ABCs of Death 2 as part of this years Celluloid Screams film […]

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02nd Jul2013

‘A Field In England’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope, Sara Dee, Richard Glover | Written by Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump | Directed by Ben Wheatley A Field In England, prolific low-budget and lo-fi filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s latest effort, continues the original and highly distinctive work he’s made thus far but pushes past boundaries and […]

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