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Touch Of Evil Review
Touch Of Evil Review
Touch Of Evil Review

Touch Of Evil Review

Seems five years can’t pass without a return to the big screen of one of cinema’s greatest masters. The BFI then are having a look at the ever popular Orson Welles.  His Citizen Kane may have recently been de-throned from the A...
 
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Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review
Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review
Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review

Hawk The Slayer Blu-ray Review

Here we have a very sweet new Blu-Ray release as part of Network’s ’The British Film’ collection. Writer/Director Terry Marcel’s 1980 sword & sorcery classic (and I know some folks might balk at the use of that particular ‘...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Comet Review
Comet Review
Comet Review

Comet Review

Romantic films of late have become intelligent, the typical Boy mets girl, girls meets boy, is has developed so that film-wise the storylines depend on their audiences being a little more astute with how the storyline will play...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Ted 2 Review
Ted 2 Review
Ted 2 Review

Ted 2 Review

The thunder buddies are back – but the focus has skewed slightly to one side this time round. Mark Wahlberg takes sort of a back seat to Ted himself as this time round its Ted who has a few problems to fix in his own life. Ted ...
 

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The Return Of The Pink Panther Review
The Return Of The Pink Panther Review
The Return Of The Pink Panther Review

The Return Of The Pink Panther Review

This is the fourth of the Pink Panther film series, and the third to feature Peter Sellars in the role of Inspector Clouseau. One again, in an extended opening sequence – the Pink Panther diamond is stolen off its perch. And on...
 
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The Third Man 4K Review
The Third Man 4K Review
The Third Man 4K Review

The Third Man 4K Review

Still heralded as one of Britain’s best films – The Third Man deservingly get’s the 4K restoration treatment in this new release for theatrical/home entertainment. A war time thriller set in Vienna. Joseph Cotton plays a down o...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Magic Mike XXL Review
Magic Mike XXL Review
Magic Mike XXL Review

Magic Mike XXL Review

This is a sequel that was warranted. The people were crying out for a follow up to Magic Mike. Where did the story go? What happened next? Did he become less magical? These are the questions that this necessary sequel aims to s...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Terminator Genisys Review
Terminator Genisys Review
Terminator Genisys Review

Terminator Genisys Review

Kyle Reese is sent back from the future to protect the mother (Sarah Connor played by Emilia Clarke) of the leader of the resistance (Jason Clarke) only to discover himself trapped in an alternate timeline to what we know from ...
 

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Too Much Johnson Review

A man (Joseph Cotton) woos and seduces a married woman (Arlene Francis) but is caught by her husband (Edgar Barrier). He chases the man out the window and across the rooftops of Manhattan and does so for the entirety of the pic...
 
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The Immortal Story Review
The Immortal Story Review
The Immortal Story Review

The Immortal Story Review

Orson Welles was the consummate artist – he sometimes hit it right and sometimes missed the mark. What he found throughout his career was the difficulty acquiring funding, even in the years following the huge critical accolades...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review

Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Review

We are long overdue on a documentary on Orson Welles and Magician perhaps answers the question of why. Quite simply there is far too much detail in this one man’s career to cover in full satisfying effect in one feature. 90 min...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Lauda: The Untold Story Review
Lauda: The Untold Story Review
Lauda: The Untold Story Review

Lauda: The Untold Story Review

With the success of Rush a couple of years back (which included a terrific performance by Daniel Brühl as racing legend Nikki Lauda) fresh on people’s minds – this documentary sets out to delve deeper into the former champion’s...
 

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AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review
AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review
AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review

AWOL & Black Eagle Blu-ray Review

For this review you get – true to Van Damme form – Twice the Van-Damme/ Twice the Van Damage. So we’ll deal with these in the order they were made. First up is actually a bit of a cheat. Black Eagle – which is more of a S...
 
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Tokyo Tribe Review
Tokyo Tribe Review
Tokyo Tribe Review

Tokyo Tribe Review

A gangsta-rap-manga-West-Side-Story opera would be the best way to describe this nauseated and violent film bogged down in its own excesses. Based off a manga comic series and directed by Sion Sono, this is a highly stylised fi...
 

Film Reviews
 
Soundtrack Review Round-Up
Soundtrack Review Round-Up
Soundtrack Review Round-Up

Soundtrack Review Round-Up

  The Vikings Season 3 Trevor Morris picks up where he left off and continues the good work on The Vikings. This epic 36 track CD covers the bredth of season 3. This is all largely incidental music (orchestrated). A nice b...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Hazard Review
Hazard Review
Hazard Review

Hazard Review

Despite a zero budget and a horrible SHOT ON VIDEO look, the writing and cast are at least entertaining enough in this fairly disposable Hazard! We are in reality TV land with this flick as a group of media pranksters find them...
 

Disc Reviews
 
It Follows Review
It Follows Review
It Follows Review

It Follows Review

It Follows made quite the bang this year upon its release. A retro-feel horror film with a simple idea at its core brought to life with some impressive visual direction and a synth score soundtrack. Maika Monroe (The Guest) tak...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Accidental Love Review
Accidental Love Review
Accidental Love Review

Accidental Love Review

The title of Stephen Greene’s political farce/romantic comedy is telling in many ways. For one thing, the production process in itself wasn’t without accident, or rather incident. Halted repeatedly for funding reasons, director...
 

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Digging Up The Marrow Review
Digging Up The Marrow Review
Digging Up The Marrow Review

Digging Up The Marrow Review

One of our picks from last year’s FrightFest – Genre filmmaker Adam Green steps in front of the cameras (as well as remaining behind it) for his latest horror feature. The bloodless, but inventive and thoroughly enjoyable...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Stonehearst Asylum Review
Stonehearst Asylum Review
Stonehearst Asylum Review

Stonehearst Asylum Review

At the turn of the 20th century, Dr Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at the titular residence (for the mentally insane) only to find that the doctors and nurses in charge are displaying rather odd behaviour and some of the...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Entourage Review
Entourage Review
Entourage Review

Entourage Review

With four years between the end of the TV series and the release of the film you’d wonder if Entourage could hold up to the hype that surrounded the successful eight seasons that preceded it.  Worry not, it definitely can. Kick...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Andromeda Strain Review
The Andromeda Strain Review
The Andromeda Strain Review

The Andromeda Strain Review

A satellite crashes just outside of a remote Utah town. Shortly all the inhabitants of the town fall down dead, dried of blood that has turned to sand or inexplicably they commit suicide. The area is soon quarantined by the mil...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Society Blu-ray Review
Society Blu-ray Review
Society Blu-ray Review

Society Blu-ray Review

Brian Yuzna’s Society FINALLY makes its way onto Blu-ray after years of promised release dates. In the end Arrow Video took on the reins to release this one – which means we are getting something that is going to look a bit bet...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Shaun The Sheep Movie
Shaun The Sheep Movie
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Shaun The Sheep Movie

The latest offering from Aardman to be released on DVD and Blu-ray with the backing of StudioCanal is Shaun the Sheep Movie. What is essentially a 10 minute show on children’s TV has been stretched to feature length. Most criti...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Life Of Riley Review
Life Of Riley Review
Life Of Riley Review

Life Of Riley Review

When Alain Resnais died in 2014 a talent disappeared from cinemaland. Resnais, a master of the French conversation piece drama had a career that spanned from the 1950s until his death last year. It seemed as though he were cont...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Mortdecai Blu-ray Review
Mortdecai Blu-ray Review
Mortdecai Blu-ray Review

Mortdecai Blu-ray Review

There have been a lot of bad reviews of Mortdecai. It was even described as psychotically unfunny by The Telegraph. This is a little unfair. It may not be laugh a minute stuff but it certainly is fun. Johnny Depp plays Lord Cha...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Biloxi Blues Review
Biloxi Blues Review
Biloxi Blues Review

Biloxi Blues Review

Biloxi Blues opens with a train travelling over a distinctive bridge over the Mississippi river (the film ends with the same shots but in reverse). Inside a raw recruit is apprehensive as he travels with other recruits on their...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Review
The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Review
The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Review

The Hound Of The Baskervilles Blu-ray Review

Here from Arrow, we have Hammer’s marvellous 1959 version of one of Sherlock Holmes’ most revered adventures. The Hound of the Baskervilles in the hands of Hammer and director Terence Fisher becomes rather more of a mild gothic...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Connection Review
The Connection Review
The Connection Review

The Connection Review

The last few years has seen crime films set in the past but produced now take over the crime genre, The Black Dahlia, The Wolf Of Will Street and American Hustle being one of the most successful of them, using its star cast to ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Whiplash Blu-ray Review
Whiplash Blu-ray Review
Whiplash Blu-ray Review

Whiplash Blu-ray Review

Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) s attending a prestigious music school playing drums. He encounters one of the head techers there, Terence Fletcher (J K Simmons) who adds him to his own class. This invitation at first seems like t...