Vampire Cleanup Department (Gao geung jing dou fu)

Vampire Cleanup Department (Gao geung jing dou fu) Hong Kong (2017) Dirs. Yan Pak-wing and Chiu Sin-hang  Every country around the world has its own idea and mythos about vampires and China is no different. To them, vampires are not suave Bela Lugosi types able to transform into bats but hideous killing machines that hop … Continue reading Vampire Cleanup Department (Gao geung jing dou fu)

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Love And Lies Complete Collection

Love And Lies Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 305 minutes approx. Release Date: November 5th What is Love? How does it work? Have you never been curious?  The lyrics from one of my favourite songs ever ask a pertinent question unlikely to be answered but that doesn’t stop us from … Continue reading Love And Lies Complete Collection

I Am A Hero

I Am A Hero Japan (2015) Dir. Shinsuke Sato  Aside from the anime High School Of the Dead Japan’s take on the zombie flick has been esoteric at best, rarely resembling the approach we are used to seeing here in the west. In adapting the manga by Kengo Hanazawa, Shinsuke Sato makes a film that … Continue reading I Am A Hero

The Conjuring

The Conjuring US (2013) Dir. James Wan  Films based on true events will always incur scepticism from people who will either quibble over the veracity of the dramatisation or, if they are political or based around war, simply dismiss them outright as propaganda. Horror films based on real events find themselves under deeper scrutiny which, … Continue reading The Conjuring

The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde)

The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) France (2018) Dir. Dominique Rocher Do you want to know what I consider a true horror film? One which is made in France by a French director and crew but all the dialogue is in English and there are no HOH subtitles on the … Continue reading The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde)

The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas

The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 91 minutes approx. / 84 minutes approx. Release Date – October 8th Many film fans might only know Olivier Assayas from recent Hollywood films Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper, while cineastes will refer to the two films … Continue reading The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas

Hereditary

Hereditary US (2018) Dir. Ari Aster This is an odd way to begin a review but my loss of hearing is hereditary on my mother’s side, whilst my height comes from my father’s side. Why am I telling you this? Because these are regular examples of something passed down generations of a family via their … Continue reading Hereditary