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Rating Title/Year Author
10/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Laura Potier The Lighthouse is guaranteed to be unlike anything you've seen before. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
8/10 Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (2018) Martin Unsworth Anyone who has a fondness for seventies grindhouse or even arthouse obscurities will find something to enjoy here, such is the attention to detail. Everything about the film-within-a-film appears authentic EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/10 Skinner (1995) Andrew Pollard It's always fun to see Ted Raimi given a headlining role, yet this is a movie that often feels too vacant or plain dull to really stay with you past a one-off viewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
6/10 Tommy (1975) Daniel Goodwin Despite classic, controversial scenes being cemented in pop culture, Tommy, on the whole, is a brash whack of chaotic clutter - a vivacious mess that teeters on incoherence before slumping into a claggy, monotonous finale. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
7/10 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Jamie Davies This is not one of Gilligan's finest projects, but it brings closure to all the die-hard Breaking Bad fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
7/10 Darlin' (2019) J.D. Gillam This is McIntosh's debut as a director and on this showing, she may have a bright future in that new role EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
7/10 3 From Hell (2019) Andrew Pollard Full of explosive set pieces, bloody battles, and quips aplenty... offers plenty for fans looking to see the Firefly family in full chaotic mode. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
8/10 Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Nick Spacek By film's end, it's been less a documentary experience, and more like having some new, talented friends telling war stories about what they do for a living. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
8/10 () Alan Boon Greenlight is a tight thriller with some thrilling twists and you should catch it before it blows up big. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
10/10 Oldboy (2003) Andrew Pollard Still holds up as a true tour de force that is just as fresh and hard-hitting in 2019 as it was upon its release 16 years ago. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
8/10 () Andrew Marshall The Perished is not an easy watch, and was never intended to be one. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
6/10 Haunt (2019) Jorge Ignacio Castillo While the unfolding of the film follows traditional patterns (you can roughly tell the order the youths will meet their grisly demise), it does it with certain panache. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/10 Isabelle (2018) James Perkins After a strong emotional start which is well acted and competently crafted, the film unfortunately falls completely apart, almost as if a switch has been flicked. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Saturn 3 (1980) John Brosnan For all its flaws -- and most of the flaws involve the cast -- and the fact that we're seeing a shortened version of the original movie, Saturn 3 is still something of a major achievement. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Long Weekend (1978) John Brosnan The director, Colin Eggleston, is a new name to me but on the basis of this picture alone one can see he's a film maker of considerable talent. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
8/10 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Robin Pierce It's far better to just sit back and enjoy the film for exactly what it is - an action movie with a revenge theme, because as we all know, righteous vengeance is always a great motive for such a film. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
8/10 Ne Zha (2019) James Perkins Ne Zha tells a fantastical story of Gods, power and finding your place in the world no matter who you are. It possesses buckets of charm, chemistry and comedy that places it amongst the elite animated films from across the globe. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
9/10 Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) John Higgins Farmageddon happily retains the inventive action of the early classic shorts, and there is more than enough in the frame to hold the attention throughout. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
8/10 Rabid (1977) Andrew Pollard Still holds up just as well today as it ever has... this new release of Rabid is an utter delight of a package from 101 Films EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
10/10 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Andrew Pollard The trials and tribulations of war have never looked so piercing and atmospheric... this new release of an old favourite is simply a must-have. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
9/10 Big Bad Wolves (2013) Andrew Pollard Extremely sophisticated in its visuals and in its narrative... if you get the chance to see Big Bad Wolves, eat it up. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
9/10 () Martin Unsworth For every laugh that a creaky old clip generates, there's a heart-warming anecdote from one of the talking heads - even if some of those participating are brutally honest in their opinions EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
8/10 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) James Perkins Along with great chemistry between all the characters and some solid action set-pieces, Dora and the Lost City of Gold has buckets of charm and a plethora of great messages for the younger members of the audience. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
6/10 High Life (2018) James Perkins High Life does invoke a variety of emotions that makes it stand out from its peers, but goes too far in the repulsive direction that will alienate viewers and is a muddled narrative when not in the strong screen presence of star Robert Pattinson. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/10 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Whitney Scott Bain Avoid. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
9/10 Ready or Not (2019) Laura Potier Ready or Not is dark in a way that's thrilling as opposed to oppressive, a couple of narrative twists ensure the stakes stay high, it's as campy as it gets, and every performance is captivating. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
10/10 Joker (2019) Laura Potier Todd Phillips' Joker is deeply unsettling. It's a film which follows you home at night, insidious and nightmarish EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
7/10 Ad Astra (2019) Laura Potier Ad Astra stays far too close to Earth, and that's to its detriment. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
9/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Charlie Allbright IT: Chapter Two mixes blockbuster effects with characters with whom you can believe you are there. If the film is a core of King's legacy, I suspect he's now a very happy man. The Losers live on forever. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
9/10 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2018) Hayden Mears Static Cling is ballsy enough to champion the marginalised and smart enough to accomplish it without abandoning the show's lovably strange approach. Murray and his team absolutely have a hit on their hands. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
6/10 Astérix : le secret de la potion magique (2018) Laura Potier It's a simple premise and execution, the colours are bright, the familiarity of the characters is warming despite the jarring American accents, and it's all breezy fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/10 Nomis (2018) Jorge Castillo The best thing about Night Hunter is the length. At 97 minutes, the nonsensical plot moves fast enough for some of the obvious shortcomings to go unnoticed. The real mystery here is not the identity of the killer, but who greenlit this movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
6/10 () Laura Griffiths It can feel a little slow and there are times when the voice acting is a tad iffy... but overall, it's a good story of survival with plenty of fun moments along the way. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
7/10 The Fanatic (2019) Joel Harley The film is deeply silly, hinging on a bizarre combination of character, actor and performance, and its story has been done many times before, to varying degrees of success. For those of us who can buy in, however, it's a surprising genre treat. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
9/10 Porno (2019) Charlie Allbright Porno smooshes sweet hey-shucks fun with a well-judged under current concerning the real religious tension surrounding our obsession with sex. It chucks it together with the Scooby Gang and adds decent dick jokes for good measure. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
9/10 The Deeper You Dig (2019) Charlie Allbright The Deeper You Dig weaves tricksy imagery with grounded performances to create a tale in which you might just find you're rooting for the wrong person... and play the fool enough to love it regardless. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
8/10 Cut Off (Abgeschnitten) (2018) Charlie Allbright Cut Off mixes some improbable elements with a great cast and a keen eye for the cinematic. It's a cracking crime caper that will leave you considering some unsettling questions in quiet moments afterwards. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
8/10 Come To Daddy (2019) Charlie Allbright It's a slight but fun romp that swaps gross-out in favour of titteringly-sadistic surrealism. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
7/10 Knives and Skin (2019) Charlie Allbright Knives and Skin is a visually fascinating and beautifully acted evocation of loss in a place whose values are changing. However, it is several films in one, with the confusion and running time to match. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
2/10 Jacob's Ladder (2019) Daniel Goodwin Once again the Hollywood remake machine regurgitates another classic for contemporary audiences but botches every attempt to make it unique and invigorating. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
8/10 Crawl (2019) James Perkins Crawl is the definition of good solid B-movie summer fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
8/10 Every Time I Die (2019) Jacob Walker Even though it may not reach the heights of the films that have influenced it, it is certainly an enjoyable and worthy experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
9/10 () Anne-Louise Fortune Whilst the history of the island and of these performers is fascinating and compellingly told, it is in the musical segments that this film excels. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/0 Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Spleeny Dotson By and large it feels like it's been written by people that don't really understand what made The Lego Movie work but who really want to make The Lego Movie without having to think too hard about it. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
6/10 Hail Satan? (2019) Nicholas Spacek By film's end, the viewer's been given a cozy, warm depiction of the group in Hail Satan?, but Penny Lane fails to really hone in on any particular aspect of the Satanic Temple with effective accuracy. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
6/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Jonathan Anderson The film is genuinely creepy as an adult so God knows what it will do to today's generation of tweens. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
7/10 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Sol Harris It's an enjoyable 71 minutes and an absolute treat for fans to have one last outing. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
9/10 Don't Look Now (1973) Andrew Pollard One of the most poignant and visually stunning movies to have ever graced the horror genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
7/10 Batman: Hush (2019) Andrew Pollard Hush is a comic book tale full of iconic moments and panels, and so many of those are brilliantly brought to life here. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
6/10 Nefarious (2019) Jacob Walker Apart from a couple of pieces of clumsy foreshadowing, it is hard to tell that we're watching a horror movie, feeling more like a script that Danny Dyer turned down. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019