Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 104 minutes approx. Sir Ian McKellen is one of our greatest theatre actors yet he rarely gets that elusive lead role on the big screen, providing often scene-stealing support to the overrated Hollywood star instead. So, it is perhaps with some irony that Sir … Continue reading Mr. Holmes

REC: Apocalypse

REC: Apocalypse (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. When REC appeared in 2007 it gave two tired horror genres a huge kick up the backside, namely the zombie flick and the found footage concept. The sequel two years later took it to the extreme adding a controversial religious twist … Continue reading REC: Apocalypse

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 150 minutes approx. Mike Leigh is something of a national treasure here in the UK for his hugely prolific canon of quirky, witty, heartbreaking but honest kitchen sink dramas, from the seminal satire of his TV play Abigail’s Party to the emotionally challenging Secrets … Continue reading Mr. Turner

The Raid 2

The Raid 2 (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running time: 150 minutes approx. Two years a go a little film from Indonesia directed by a Welshman appeared with minimal fanfare and proceeded to blow everyone away, and now the inevitable sequel reaches us. Could The Raid be topped and done so in an … Continue reading The Raid 2

12 Years A Slave

  12 Years A Slave (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One UK) Running Time: 134 mins. approx. One of the most highly praised films of recent times that has dominated the awards circuit should be easy to review since the only course of action is to praise it to the moon, right? The truth is … Continue reading 12 Years A Slave

Populaire

Populaire (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 111 minutes approx. France, 1958 and 21 year-old Rose Pamphyle (Déborah François) is tired of life working in her father’s tiny village shop and has greater aspirations. She attends an interview for a secretary in Normandy for enigmatic insurance agency owner Louis Échard (Romain Duris). … Continue reading Populaire

Reign Of Assassins

  Reign Of Assassins (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 103 minutes Legend has it that the remains of the mystical Indian monk Bodhi offers great healing properties and will grant the possessor ultimate powers, making it a prized object in the eyes of many. The evil Dark Stone Group – lead … Continue reading Reign Of Assassins