Wild Rose

Wild Rose UK (2018) Dir. Tom Harper There is nothing wrong with having dreams. For most of us, they are what drive us to better ourselves, fulfil our potential in our chosen endeavours, or simply bring a bit of cheer to our lives. Some may achieve these goals some may not; the worst thing is … Continue reading Wild Rose

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors UK (1965) Dir. Freddy Francis All aboard the 7:55 from London to Bradley, stopping at…well, there is only one stop and it’s one you will never return from. And for once, this has nothing to do with the shoddily run, profit grabbing privatised railways either! Five men board the aforementioned … Continue reading Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man UK (1973) Dir. Robin Hardy As an atheist, I often tend to take a dim view the influential effect of religion, based on the actions of extremists whose interpretation of their teachings result in dangerous and antagonistic myopia. And to support my case I present to you exhibit A - the classic … Continue reading The Wicker Man

Anna And The Apocalypse

Anna And The Apocalypse UK (2017) Dir. John McPhail We’ve seen pretty much every kind of zombie movie you can think of - violent horror, comedy, animated, even a rom-com but I suspect this might be the first musical zombie flick. You heard that right. If ever two genres were unlikely to be paired up, … Continue reading Anna And The Apocalypse

The Favourite

The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. If you’re going to do a modern update of All About Eve then you might as well set it in 18th century England if that makes sense. If it does, you’ve clearly seen the previous films from … Continue reading The Favourite

Kes

Kes UK (1969) Dir. Ken Loach Neo Realism is usually associated with Italian cinema and the works of Vittori De Sica et al, but that doesn’t mean other countries haven’t made a significant contribution to this simple but affecting milieu. There is something about working class Britain that lends itself to this subgenre of cinema … Continue reading Kes

Widows

Widows US/UK (2018) Dir. Steve McQueen In following up his Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave, Brit director Steve McQueen takes the unusual route of resurrecting an 80’s British TV crime drama and giving it a modern - a very Hollywood - overhaul. A criminal gang led by Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) based in Chicago … Continue reading Widows