Reviews

DVD Review: Powerful Australian Crime Drama ANIMAL KINGDOM

  During the summer season your local cinema is usually filled with the latest blockbusters, all of them fighting for your attention and your cash. Now, there’s nothing wrong with mass entertainment on a commercial level, everyone loves a [...]

March 28, 2012

DVD Review: Bradley Cooper And Robert DeNiro In LIMITLESS

Limitless sees Bradley Cooper continue his climb up the A-list ladder. This adaptation of Alan Glynn’s novel The Dark Fields is the first film which Cooper has top lined (he is also an Executive Producer) and he does a commendable job, [...]

March 26, 2012

DVD Review: STAKE LAND Is A Bite Above Most Vampire Movies

We live in a time where the vampire genre has been adopted by mainstream moviegoers and glamorized to within an inch of its (un)dead life (yeah – I’m not sure that makes sense either – but stay with me). The Twilight movies have taken vampires [...]

March 25, 2012

DVD Review: Dutch Christmas Horror SAINT

Saint is a Dutch horror film that sees an evil Saint Nicholas descending on Amsterdam bringing death and terror, rather than the usual festive gifts. This Christmas-set horror comes from writer/director Dick Maas (yes that is his real name – [...]

March 24, 2012

DVD Review: WHITECHAPEL Series 3

We live in a time when television is littered with detective dramas. The likes of C.S.I and Law and Order rule on both sides of the Atlantic, but it could be argued that Britain is the home of the detective show. Obviously Sherlock Holmes is the [...]

March 22, 2012

DVD Review: COLUMBUS CIRCLE Is A Curious Thriller

Columbus Circle is an odd little curio, a direct-to-DVD thriller with a solid cast, featuring the not inconsequential talent of Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak and Beau Bridges. A decade ago this may even have had a [...]

March 18, 2012

DVD Review: Norwegian Monster Movie TROLL HUNTER

“Found Footage” movies have become ten a penny since The Blair Witch Project hit it big at the box office in 1999. However, since then the horror sub-genre has hit upon hard times, with films like Apollo 18 and The Devil Inside showing [...]

March 18, 2012

DVD Review: THE DEVIL’S ROCK IS A WWII Horror Movie

The horror genre is frequently looked down on by film critics. It can often be exploitative, cheap and nasty – three things that if done right can be quite a thrill for an audience. However, it’s a difficult juggling act to get right, meaning [...]

March 13, 2012

DVD Review: RESISTANCE Is A World War II Curiosity

Resistance is a low key British drama which plays with a “what if” premise of what if D-day was a failure and the Germans invaded Britain. The film, based on Owen Sheers’ novel, follows a group of German soldiers who are stationed in a small [...]

March 10, 2012

Review: Gary Oldman In THE BACKWOODS

Every so often a film comes along that reassures your faith in cinema. If doesn’t have to be a huge blockbuster or even the most acclaimed art house film, it can be a little film that entertains and captures your attention without letting go. [...]

March 8, 2012

DVD Review: Ryan Gosling In Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a stripped down action-thriller for the art-house crowd, the perfect antidote to Hollywood’s overly glossy car movies like The Fast and the Furious franchise or Gone in Sixty Seconds. Based on James Sallis’ [...]

March 3, 2012

Review: Douglas Schulze’s MIMESIS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Lately, mainstream horror has been in the doldrums; studios seemingly appear to only want to remake older films, hoping that name recognition will draw audiences. Recent years have seen films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing and The Wolfman [...]

February 28, 2012

DVD Review: The Artist’s Jean Dujardin Stars In ‘CA$H

Jean Dujardin is now best known around the world for starring in Michel Hazanavicius’ Oscar nominated silent film The Artist. However, the French star has had a successful career on his home soil, starring in a string of successful comedy films, [...]

February 24, 2012

DVD Review: Owen Wilson In Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

It’s pretty much standard to hail every new Woody Allen film as a “return to form”. Now, Midnight in Paris may not be vintage Allen, but it is one of his finer efforts in recent years, and like many of Allen’s films over the last decade or [...]

February 24, 2012

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