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Review: Craig Griffith’s THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The world of film is changing. Advances in technology have seen the traditional methods of production and distribution shattered. The digital age means that it is now cheaper than ever to produce a film, and to gain attention through the internet [...]

October 2, 2012

DVD Review: DARK MIRROR Fails To Shine

This 2007 shot ‘shocker’ is a sub-standard entry into the horror canon. Dark Mirror ultimately fails because of its weighty pretensions, poor character development and lack of cohesion. Lisa Vidal plays Deborah, a photographer who moves [...]

September 2, 2012

DVD Review: Vincent Cassel In Gothic Drama THE MONK

The DVD cover of The Monk states that it is the “Horror Of The Year…Far Superior To The Woman In Black” – don’t believe it. While The Monk may have supernatural elements, it’s actually a gothic drama – not a horror. A rather [...]

August 29, 2012

DVD Review: THE REVEREND Is A Dire British Horror Film

A young Reverend is attacked by a vampire, and he uses his new found bloodlust to clean up his corrupt village. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, don’t get excited – it’s terrible. Don’t let the inclusion of Rutger Hauer’s name [...]

August 27, 2012

DVD Review: I AGAINST I – Stylish, British, Boring

I Against I is a visually stylish British thriller that just doesn’t come together – a shame because it could have been something special. The film sees stars Kenny Doughty and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson attempt to kill each over the course of a [...]

August 16, 2012

Review: Gallic Thriller THE SERPENT

The Serpent is a French film from director Eric Barbier starring Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac and Quantum of Solace‘s Bond girl Olga Kurylenko. Vincent (Attal) is a photographer who is going through a messy divorce, his life is slowly heading [...]

May 13, 2012

DVD Killed The Cinema Star

DVD has changed cinema, forever. Okay, it hasn’t changed how films look and sound, but it has changed the way that we view them. A little over 10 years ago when you wanted to watch a movie, you had to watch it on the big screen at a movie theatre. [...]

May 13, 2012

DVD Review: UWE Boll Goes To Vietnam With TUNNEL RATS

Uwe Boll–the name strikes terror into the hearts of many movie fans, although the casual viewer might say “Uwe he?” German born Boll is a controversial figure in cinema today and his films are often highly controversial and critically mauled. [...]

April 19, 2012

DVD Review: Peter O’Toole In The Epic Mini-Series MASADA

Masada is a 1981 television mini-series starring acting legend Peter O’Toole and helmed by directing stalwart Boris Sagal (The Omega Man). The series is an entertaining and well made production that charts the siege of the Jewish fortress at [...]

April 11, 2012

DVD Review: Lars Von Trier’s THE BOSS OF IT ALL

This new film from Danish director Lars Von Trier offers something new from the filmmaker: it’s a comedy. Ravn, owner of a successful IT firms, wants to sell up and move on. There’s just one slight problem. For the past several years he has been [...]

April 9, 2012

DVD Review: Cuban Comedy THE TWELVE CHAIRS

This classic Cuban comedy from 1962 is definitely not what you’d expect, from the opening montage of revolutionary photographs to the animated credits sequence there’s a strange atmosphere that permeates through The Twelve Chairs. In fact, I’d [...]

April 8, 2012

DVD Review: Classic Horror THE POSSESSION Of JOEL DELANEY

This 1972 chiller directed by Waris Hussein is a supernatural tale that appears to be in the same mould as The Exorcist; however it was released over a year before William Friedkin’s classic. The Possession of Joel Delaney stars Shirley Maclaine [...]

April 7, 2012

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