October 2016

A Gang Story (2011)

October 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

  A Gang Story starring Gérard Lanvin and Tchéky Karyo, is The Godfather (1972) transposed to rural France. Director Olivier Marchal’s thriller is a violent and [...]

Lifeforce (1985)

October 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Lifeforce, director Tobe Hooper’s foray into space based terror, is very much a product of its time. The Sci-fi / horror starring Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, [...]

Murder By Decree (1978)

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Only a cynic would claim that a film which had disappeared from view for so many years, got an airing on DVD due to the Academy Award recognition in recent years of [...]

Treehouse (2014)

October 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

  First off let me warn you that my review of Treehouse – the film by London born director Michael Bartlett, and featuring (to use the word ‘starring’ [...]

Pacific Rim (2013)

October 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

  In recent years Hollywood has come to believe that in order to satisfy the paying public it must give them more bang for their buck. If this is the case it would [...]

The Iceman (2012)

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

  Watching The Iceman, the thriller by Israeli director Ariel Vromen starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta, one can’t help query the choice of such [...]


October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

    The 60th BFI London Film Festival opens tonight with the European premiere of British director Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom (2016).     In [...]


October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Horror Channel, in conjunction with FrightFest, have just announced a weekend long celebration of nastiness to screen this Halloween, running from Friday 28th [...]

Maleficent (2014)

October 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

You have to hand it to Disney. As a studio who can reinvent and put a new twist on old hits, they constantly manage to surprise; they injected new life into their animated [...]