16th Apr2021

‘I Am Wolf’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Vaganos, Jennifer Seward, Manon Halliburton, Carmen Anello, Chris Bylsma, Cinnamon Schultz | Written by Eric Winkler | Directed by Patrick Rea Part werewolf movie, part female revenge flick, entertaining small town horror I Am Wolf does a decent job of genre blending, thanks to a smart script and savvy direction from Patrick Rea. […]

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02nd Apr2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir | Written by Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein | Directed by Adam Wingard Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse franchise reaches its apex with this titanic battle between two classic movie monsters. Directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, […]

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23rd Mar2021

‘Come True’ VOD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski, Christopher Heatherington, Tedra Rogers | Written and Directed by Anthony Scott Burns Stylishly directed, shot and edited by Anthony Scott Burns (Our House), this creepy Canadian sci-fi horror takes a nightmarish peek into the subconscious. Combining strong visuals with an intriguing mystery plot and at least one […]

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15th Mar2021

‘I Am Lisa’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Vaganos, Jennifer Seward, Manon Halliburton, Carmen Anello, Chris Bylsma, Cinnamon Schultz | Written by Eric Winkler | Directed by Patrick Rea Part werewolf movie, part female revenge flick, entertaining small town horror I Am Lisa does a decent job of genre blending, thanks to a smart script and savvy direction from Patrick Rea. […]

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08th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘Out of the World’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kevin Mischel, Aurélia Poirier, Jean-Louis Garçon, Tadrina Hocking | Written and Directed by Mark Fouchard Written and directed by Mark Fouchard, Out of the World is a stylish French horror that centres on the connection formed between two people who struggle to communicate with the normal world. It’s variously known by its original title, […]

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05th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘The Old Ways’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera, Sal Lopez, AJ Bowen, Weston Meredith | Written by Marcos Gabriel | Directed by Christopher Alender Directed by Christopher Alender, this US-produced horror offers a Latin American twist on the standard possession story. The result is an engaging and unsettling horror that successfully gets under your skin […]

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05th Mar2021

Frightfest Glasgow 2021: ‘The Woman With Leopard Shoes’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Paul Bruchon | Written and Directed Alexis Bruchon Written, directed, produced, shot and edited by French filmmaker Alexis Bruchon (who also composed the music), The Woman With Leopard Shoes marks an impressive debut feature and also serves as an object lesson on what can be achieved with zero budget and a single location. Jokingly […]

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12th Feb2021

‘Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Hitchcock, Reyn Doi, Vanessa Bayer, Phyllis Smith, Mark Jonathan Davis | Written by Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig | Directed by Josh Greenbaum The tagline for this delightfully bonkers new comedy reads “The friendship we all want. The vacation we all need.” That’s a pretty […]

10th Feb2021

‘Possessor’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Written and Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Writer-director Brandon Cronenberg proves a proper chip off the old block with his second feature, Possessor, a brilliantly directed and startlingly original sci-fi horror that’s worthy of instant classic status. In fact, it’s fully […]

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04th Feb2021

‘The Nightingale’ Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown, Magnolia Maymuru | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook is this brutal, uncompromising revenge tale set in the Tasmanian Outback. As such, it is most assuredly not […]

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11th Jan2021

‘Becky’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale, Ryan McDonald, Robert Mailett, Amanda Brugel, Isaiah Rockcliffe, James McDougall | Written by Nick Morris, Ruckus Skye, Lane Skye | Directed by Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion [NOTE: With the film finally releasing on DVD, here’s a reposting of our review of Becky from last year] Co-directing duo Jonathan […]

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30th Dec2020

‘The New Mutants’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga | Written by Josh Boone, Knate Lee | Directed by Josh Boone Between postproduction issues, Disney buying Fox and the coronavirus pandemic, X-Men spin-off The New Mutants has been subject to so many delays that it was becoming the subject of internet […]

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24th Dec2020

‘The Vigil’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dave Davis, Fred Melamed, Ronald Cohen, Lynn Cohen, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman | Written and Directed by Keith Thomas The debut feature from writer-director Keith Thomas, engaging and atmospheric horror The Vigil centres on Yakov Ronen (Dave Davis), a young man who has recently joined a self-help group for Jews struggling to adjust after […]

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16th Dec2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Lilly Aspell | Written by Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham | Directed by Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman returns in Patty Jenkins’ eagerly anticipated set-in-the-’80s superhero sequel, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Striking a confident balance of action, emotion and character, […]

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14th Dec2020

‘Tenet’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, Martin Donovan | Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan “Don’t try to understand it”, says a character near the beginning of Christopher Nolan’s brain bending sci-fi blockbuster Tenet. That turns out to be excellent advice […]

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04th Dec2020

‘An American Pickle’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccome, Molly Evensen, Eliot Glazer, Kalen Allen | Written by Simon Rich | Directed by Brandon Trost Seth Rogen pulls double duty in this bittersweet fish-out-of-water comedy based on an acclaimed short story by comic writer Simon Rich. It’s an entertaining, oddly touching picture that finds Rogen on top […]

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27th Nov2020

‘Possessor’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Written and Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Writer-director Brandon Cronenberg proves a proper chip off the old block with his second feature, Possessor, a brilliantly directed and startlingly original sci-fi horror that’s worthy of instant classic status. In fact, it’s fully […]

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23rd Nov2020

‘Unhinged’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman, Austin P. McKenzie, Anne Leighton | Written by Carl Ellsworth | Directed by Derrick Borte Russell Crowe stars as a psycho trucker in Unhinged, an exciting thriller from director Derrick Borte. Given that it’s one of the first mainstream films to receive an actual theatrical release […]

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02nd Nov2020

‘Black Water: Abyss’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Luke Mitchell, Jessica McNamee, Amali Golden, Benjamin Hoetjes, Anthony J. Sharpe | Written by John Ridley, Sarah Smith | Directed by Andrew Traucki Director Andrew Traucki returns to croc-infested waters for Black Water: Abyss, a stand-alone sequel to his 2007 crocky horror Black Water. As crocsploitation pictures go, it’s a largely toothless affair, but […]

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02nd Oct2020

‘The Binge’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Skyler Gisondo, Dexter Darden, Vince Vaughn, Eduardo Franco, Grave Van Dien, Zainne Saleh, Esteban Benito, Tony Cavalero, Hayes MacArthur | Written by Jordan VanDina | Directed by Jeremy Garelick You’ve heard of The Purge, now here’s The Binge, a satirical teen comedy with a similar set-up to the horror franchise, only focused on drugs […]

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30th Sep2020

‘The War With Grandpa’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin, Jane Seymour, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Oakes Fegley, Juliocesar Chavez, Laura Marano | Written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember | Directed by Tim Hill Robert De Niro adds another grandpa comedy to his filmography with the serviceable but uninspired family comedy The War With Grandpa. Still, […]

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04th Sep2020

‘Relic’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote, Chris Bunton, Jeremy Stanford, Steve Rodgers | Written by Natalie Erika James, Christian White | Directed by Natalie Erika James Co-written and directed by debut filmmaker Natalie Erika James, Relic is a creepy and disturbing horror that taps into some all-too familiar fears. It’s also superbly acted and […]

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