The Witch: Review
Drama / Films / Horror

The Witch: Review

Whilst mainstream horror seems to be getting progressively worse, the indie scene is going from strength to strength, with creative and exciting new directors turning their hands to genre flicks and making some modern classics. Recently, The Babadook, It Follows, The Innkeepers, Goodnight Mommy, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, have all proved … Continue reading

SPECTRE – Spoiler Review
Bond

SPECTRE – Spoiler Review

Casino Royale pulled the Bond template apart to start fresh, giving us a raw and unpolished Bond in a world without gadgets and eccentric villains. The suggestion then was that this was the new Bond, the serious, semi-realistic and edgy Bond; the Bond for the 2000s. Then we got Skyfall, which ended on very familiar … Continue reading

Videodrome
Films / Horror / Science Fiction / Thriller

Videodrome

David Cronenberg is often seen as the Canadian David Lynch; both directors rose to prominence in the early 80s, exploring modern culture through a satirical and very individual lens, each working with a distinct visual style, both heavy on atmosphere with flashes of brutal violence and horror. Stylistically, the two don’t have that much in … Continue reading

Jodorowsky’s Dune
Documentary / Films

Jodorowsky’s Dune

The story told in Jodorowsky’s Dune is a fascinating one. It’s a cinematic ‘what if?’ – as Frank Pavich looks back at a movie which should have been. The documentary focuses on avant-garde movie-maker Jodorowsky – best known for his surrealist and symbolic pictures El Topo and The Holy Mountain, two movies which still make … Continue reading

Maleficent: Review
Action/Adventure / Films

Maleficent: Review

Even putting aside the fact that Maleficent was only green-lit because some producer realised that Angelina Jolie shared a similar facial structure with a drawing, it’s difficult to approach Maleficent without an edge of cynicism. Disney’s latest plan for making all the money in the world seems to be ‘reimagining’ their animated and existing properties … Continue reading