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13 Days of Horror: Off Season

13 Days of Horror: Off Season

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. ‘Off Season’, is an indie horror/drama directed by Katie Carman-Lehach, and written by Elizabeth Lee who is also the lead actor – released in 2012, it is available on DVD and VOD. Set in a eerie yet stunning beach house the film follows...

13 Days of Horror: Night Of The Living Dead (Colour)

13 Days of Horror: Night Of The Living Dead (Colour)

There are 13 days until Halloween. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. First up is T.S.Ukpo. Check out the Kickstarter for his latest film, The Hades Pit. Halloween is almost here! That lovely time of year, where the dead can roam freely, and parents have to dress their children up as monsters to prevent them being...

Review: Lipstikka – “A clever, powerful and poignant film.”

Review: Lipstikka – “A clever, powerful and poignant film.”

Writer-director Jonathan Sagall’s Lipstikka was released in it’s native Israel in 2012, but is only now getting a UK release. It is a clever, powerful and poignant film that is well worth the wait. Lana (Clara Khoury) and Inam (Nataly Attiya) were best friends as teenagers in Palestine. Since moving to London the pair have drifted apart, but one day...

DVD review: Gutshot – “Thank goodness Steven Seagal and Vinnie Jones show up”

DVD review: Gutshot – “Thank goodness Steven Seagal and Vinnie Jones show up”

Gutshot (aka Gutshot Straight) stars George Eads – Nick from CSI: Vegas – and sees him return to Sin City, but this time on the other side of the law. Eads is Jack, a professional gambler and expert at just scraping by. His talents also include constantly disappointing his ex-wife and daughter, as well as running up huge debts to the wrong...

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

It’s easy to be extremely sceptical of this Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but as with anything I come across, I try to give it the benefit of the doubt beforehand. It didn’t help that initially the heroes in a half shell were set to be aliens from outer space, but I can report that —...

Review: Life After Beth

Review: Life After Beth

Director/Writer: Jeff Baena Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick Synopsis: Zach’s (DeHaan) girlfriend, Beth (Plaza) sadly dies and he cannot overcome his grief. Continually visiting her parents, he one day spots her walking through the house and realised she wasn’t...

DVD review: White Settlers

DVD review: White Settlers

Young, married Londoners Ed and Sarah decide to drop out of the rat race and get themselves a nice country pile to do up. Finding that their money goes a lot further north of the border in Scotland, for an absolute steal they pick up an old house, in the middle of nowhere, with a lot of history, that’s become available due to a foreclosure… That...

Review: Men, Women & Children

Review: Men, Women & Children

How annoying are people who check their mobiles during a film? Those brightly glowing screens in your peripheral vision serve as powerful reminder that we’re now interacting on screens more often than physically. It was a sweet irony when I caught someone checking their mobile during my screening of Men, Women & Children; Jason Reitman’s...

Review: The Imitation Game

Review: The Imitation Game

I’m fond of a cryptic crossword – all those hidden meanings in a prosaic black and white grid. I’ve pretty much cracked The Observer’s Everyman. However, completing The Times cryptic is still out of reach. Putting the seemingly pointless ability to solve cryptic clues front and centre is a clever way to introduce viewers to The...

Review: Wolfcop – “A skin-splitting, claw-sprouting full moon party”

Review: Wolfcop – “A skin-splitting, claw-sprouting full moon party”

Written and directed by Lowell Dean, Wolfcop is a monster movie borne from a Canadian film competition. The title alone should have been enough to win it, but combined with a proof of concept trailer and a lot of social media buzz, Wolfcop tore through the competition to win a Canadian theatrical release and million dollar budget. Every cent of those Canadian...