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Blu-ray Review: THE FLASH

Don’t believe the haters –  The Flash is one of the most entertaining films to come out of Warner Bros’ run of DCEU movies. Embracing the character’s comic book origins, it ticks all the right genre tropes in a witty and [...]

September 15, 2023

Behind The Scenes: Nicolas Cage On The Set Of PIG

In Michael Sarnoski’s film, Nicolas Cage plays Rob, a truffle hunter living in self-isolation in the Oregonian wilderness. When his beloved foraging pig is kidnapped, he must venture into Portland where he has to face the past from which fled [...]

January 7, 2022

Notebook Reviews: GONE IN 60 SECONDS

Domenic Sena – 2000. Gone In 60 Seconds is a hugely enjoyable slice of mainstream entertainment from the mighty Jerry Bruckheimer. This popcorn thriller is expertly shot by director Dominic Sena – the film has a beautiful colour palette [...]

October 10, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Christian Sparkes’ HAMMER

Writer-director Christian Sparkes’ 2020 film, Hammer is an intriguing dramatic thriller which works well despite its limited scope. The film is anchored by a wonderfully rich performance by the great Will Patton, a long-standing supporting actor [...]

September 13, 2021

Brian De Palma – Master Of Suspense

The great Brian De Palma was born on 11 September 1940. He has always been a director that defies convention. He’s an outsider that managed to get into the Hollywood system and subvert it. In the early days his love of the thriller led to him [...]

September 11, 2021

Notebook Reviews: 8MM

Joel Schumacher – 1998. The always interesting Nicolas Cage is on tip-top form in Joel Schumacher‘s neo-noir, 8mm. It’s a highly thrilling and gritty detective film which delves into the dark world of the ‘snuff movie’. [...]

September 11, 2021

Remembering The Mighty Joel Schumacher

The mighty Joel Schumacher was born on the 29 August 1939 – the same year that Batman made his first appearance.  As one of the all-time great directors, he helmed a wonderful selection of films that included everything from The Incredible [...]

August 29, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Begos’ BLISS

  Bliss is a wonderfully crazy gonzo 2019 horror film from cult director Joe Begos. It’s a gritty piece of punk rock cinema, a hallucinogenic vampire film which isn’t afraid to go to weird places (very weird places). It’s dark, nasty and it [...]

August 20, 2021

Clip From Nicolas Cage’s Swine Fueled Revenge Thriller PIG

Michael Sarnoski’s Pig received critical praise and plenty of plaudits when it released in the US in July. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a truffle hunter living in the Oregonian wilderness, attempting to track-down his beloved foraging pig [...]

August 17, 2021

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