08th Sep2018

‘The Nun’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, Charlotte Hope, Sandra Teles, August Maturo, Jack Falk, Lynnette Gaza, Ani Sava, Michael Smiley | Written by Gary Dauberman | Directed by Corin Hardy Corin Hardy’s The Nun is the latest chapter in the ever-expanding and highly successful horror universe in that of ‘The […]

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07th Aug2017

‘Free Fire’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor | Written by Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump | Directed by Ben Wheatley From A Field in England to a High-Rise in London to a warehouse in a US dockland, you cannot say writer-director Ben Wheatley is predictable. Except Free Fire […]

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24th Mar2017

‘Free Fire’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor | Written by Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump | Directed by Ben Wheatley From A Field in England to a High-Rise in London to a warehouse in a US dockland, you cannot say writer-director Ben Wheatley is predictable. Except Free Fire […]

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21st Mar2016

‘Murder: The Complete Series’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Joe Dempsie, Karla Crome, Anne-Marie Duff, Peter Bowles, Robert Pugh, Michael Smiley | Written by Robert Jones We tend to get used to the structure of crime based shows, they follow certain rules. With Murder: The Complete Series this is turned on its head by providing the stories in a documentary style, based on interviews after […]

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14th Mar2016

Competition: Win horror ‘The Hallow’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Hallow – out now on Digital HD and on DVD from 21st March – we have a copy on DVD to giveaway. A terrifying hidden treasure, The Hallow puts an original, horrific spin on the classic fairy tale – packed with eerie suspense, blood-curdling demons, and genuinely nasty scares. From […]

04th Mar2016

‘The Aliens: 1×01′ Review (E4)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Socha, Jim Howick, Michaela Coel, Daniel Eghan, Roy Thorn, Holli Dempsey, Trystan Gravelle, Michael Smiley, Ashley Walters | Written by Fintan Ryan | Directed by Lawrence Gough, Jonathan van Tulleken E4 returns to top-form with a scintillating new comedy that sees writers repeat the success of Misfits… The Aliens is certainly not your […]

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18th Feb2016

Interview: ‘Orthodox’ writer/director David Leon

by Stuart Wright

Orthodox writer/director David Leon is a 2012 Screen International Star Of Tomorrow. His debut film Orthodox, starring Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley, is released in cinemas Feb 19th 2016 and VOD/DVD release follows in May Benjamin, a boy bullied for his Jewish faith, takes up boxing as a means of self-defense, alienating himself from his […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Black Sea’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jude Law, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies, Jodie Whittaker | Written by Dennis Kelly | Directed by Kevin Macdonald Heist movies work best when there is a hint of danger involved, so why not put the characters in a scenario like being trapped in a submarine hunting for gold […]

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06th Feb2014

‘For Those in Peril’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, Nichola Burley, Brian McCardie, Jordan Young, Conor McCarron, Lewis Howden | Written and Directed by Paul Wright There are times when I’m reminded just why I love the British movie industry and the films they produce.  Over the last month I reviewed The Selfish Giant, and now I’ve […]

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24th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘For Those in Peril’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, George MacKay, Nichola Burley, Brian McCardie, Gavin Park, Jordan Young | Written and Directed by Paul Wright Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse British cinema is great at taking quaint environments and turning them into Hell. We also have a penchant for misery and wasted lives, both of which you’ll find […]

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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28th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘We Are the Freaks’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Jamie Blackley, Sean Teale , Michael Smiley, Danielle Bux | Written and Directed by Justin Edgar Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Justin Edgar’s We Are the Freaks sets out to challenge the conventions of the traditional teen-comedy, and it mostly does so with a cheeky sense of humour and fond nostalgia for the nineties. […]

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