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Notebook Reviews: FLIPPER

Alan Shapiro – 1996 What is Paul Hogan doing in this? Flipper is joke-less, thrifl-less and basically script-less. Everything about Alan Shapiro’s film is substandard. Clunky exposition and multiple cliches make Flipper difficult to [...]

January 31, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eugenio Mira’s GRAND PIANO

Grand Piano plays like a homage to the work of Brian De Palma, the heir to Alfred Hitchcock’s edge of seat palm-sweaters. Eugenio Mira’s 2013 thriller sees pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) return to performing for the first time in five years [...]

December 29, 2020

Mayhem Film Festival 2019: Days Three & Four

The 2019 Mayhem Film Festival continued to deliver a mind-bending array of films during its final two days at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema. Day Three The Pool The Pool is a Korean killer crocodile that really delivers. It sees a young couple [...]

October 14, 2019

MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL 2019: The Full Line-Up

The 15th Mayhem Film Festival kicks-off at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema on Thursday 10 October. The festival will run until Sunday 13 and it will again unleash a mind-bending selection of horror and sci-fi movies.  Movies In Focus will again be [...]

September 3, 2019

DVD Review: REVENGE FOR JOLLY Is Tarantinoesqe And Terrible

Tarantinoesqe was the word given to a slew of crime films that hit screens following the success of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction in 1994. Some of these movies were well made (very few though), while others were pretty terrible (the vast [...]

April 27, 2014

DVD Review: Horror CITADEL Can’t Rise To The Challenge

Citadel feels like a bunch of ideas (some good, some bad) that have been dropped into a cinematic blender and blitzed to hell. It’s not particularly an enjoyable combination, but you know that it has something good in there – somewhere. [...]

September 16, 2013

DVD Review: Stylish MANIAC Glorifies Sexualised Violence

Elijah Wood will forever be associated with the role of Frodo in The Lord of The Rings movies (and now The Hobbit). He’ll never be able to shake-off the ring-loving half-ling, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles in Hollywood. Wood has tried [...]

July 29, 2013