Behemoth The Sea Monster

Behemoth The Sea Monster UK/US (1959) Dirs. Douglas Hickox & Eugène Lourié As we know us Brits decided to jump on the monster movie bandwagon with Gorgo in 1961, essentially Godzilla with a hint of King Kong and classic Ray Harryhausen movies thrown in for good measure. However, we actually had a crack at it … Continue reading Behemoth The Sea Monster

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water (Cert 15) US (2017) Dir. Guillermo del Toro It has been said that you can’t help who you fall in love with and in some instances, this has extended to “whats” as well. History is rife with fantasy tales of men falling in love with mermaids, and lest we forget the … Continue reading The Shape Of Water

The Big Sick

The Big Sick US (2017) Dir. Michael Showalter I am not going to lie to you - had I known this critically acclaimed film was produced by Judd Apatow I would have given it a wide berth as I have never got on with his films, with the *possible* exception of The 40-Year Old Virgin. … Continue reading The Big Sick

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. In 1998 Hollywood decided to resurrect Japan’s iconic movie monster Godzilla with disastrous results. The ever-polite Japanese creators publicly gave it their blessing but, like everyone else, hated it, responding with their own reboot a year later. … Continue reading Shin Godzilla

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming US (2017) Dir. Jon Watts Well, I was wrong. When the full trailer arrived for this film it appeared to give away the entire story in two and a half minutes. The truth is it didn’t show half of what goes down inside this latest 133-minute addition to the Marvel Cinema Universe - … Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming

Okja

Okja Korea/US (2017) Dir. Bong Joon-ho Having pulled off the impossible by being an Asian director to actually make a decent film in the US with 2013’s Snowpiercer Bong Jong-ho tries his luck again with this savage satire on capitalist greed, the commercial food industry and animal cruelty. In 2007, the awkward CEO of agrochemical … Continue reading Okja

The Love Witch

The Love Witch US (2016) Dir. Anna Biller Those fingers in my hair That sly come-hither stare That strips my conscience bare It's witchcraft Sorry, folks, love doesn’t exist, it is the dark arts that has us falling into the clutches of the women in our lives (or whichever way you swing). Anna Biller uses … Continue reading The Love Witch

We Are X

We Are X (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. “Who’s that?” asks a bewildered woman as a gamine, slightly effete blonde Japanese male enters a New York building surrounded by photographers, cameramen and hoards of screaming fans. “Somebody very famous” comes the reply from a photographer. The woman pulls … Continue reading We Are X

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts It seems you can’t keep a good ape down. Having first appeared in 1933, the brainchild of Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace has since spawned a son, a distant cousin, a Japanese cousin, a Japanese mecha-cousin, a cartoon version and two remakes and a … Continue reading Kong: Skull Island

The ABCs Of Death 2

The ABCs Of Death 2   Various (2014) Dirs. Various It was somewhat inevitable that the horror compendium The ABCs Of Death would spawn a sequel since the concept is so simple - give twenty six directors a letter of the alphabet and have them make a short horror film with something in it relating … Continue reading The ABCs Of Death 2