Harold’s Going Stiff (2011) Review

The DVD packaging promised me a full-on comedy in the style of Shaun of the Dead; a line of marketing that did the movie no favours at all. By sending me in expecting to have my ribs tickled, rather than my heart strings plucked, the distributors ensured that I spent the first half of the movie resenting it for what it is, rather than enjoying … Continue reading Harold’s Going Stiff (2011) Review

Cemetery Without Crosses (1969) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES (Une corde, un Colt…) 1969, dir: Robert Hossein After watching her husband Ben (Benito Stefanelli, A Fistful of Dollars) executed by the rival Rogers family, Maria Caine (Michèle Mercier, Black Sabbath) wants nothing but revenge. After her brothers-in-law refuse to get too involved, she turns to Manuel (Robert Hossein, The Secret Killer), a family friend and former gunslinger who lives a life … Continue reading Cemetery Without Crosses (1969) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Review {by R.T. Ewell}

When I first saw the trailer for Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar’s latest project, Kingsman: The Secret Service, I was not overly impressed. It looked very cliché and felt very much like Mark Millar’s Wanted. Vaughn is a director I have started to pay more attention to and for good reason. Kick-Ass was his first collaboration with Millar, turning the comic into an unexpected box … Continue reading Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Review {by R.T. Ewell}

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) Review

Peter Craig and Danny Strong wrote the screenplay here, the third of four Hunger Games films, this time directed by Francis Lawrence (I am Legend) who is returning after Catching Fire (2013) to turn down the volume and focus more on the political side of the story. Now, I’ll begin by saying that I am a fan of this franchise. I know the arguments and … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014) Review

Enemy (2013) Review (Curzon Film World DVD)

ENEMY (2013, dir: Denis Villeneuve) I loved Villeneuve’s Prisoners. I thought it was a powerful, tense and devastating thriller. A very brave film dealing with a subject matter that some directors would struggle to tackle. Not only that, but Hugh Jackman (X-Men) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Jarhead) put in fantastic performances. When I heard Curzon were releasing his latest feature, I knew I had to jump … Continue reading Enemy (2013) Review (Curzon Film World DVD)

Sexy Sisters (1977) Review (Ascot Elite Entertainment DVD)

SEXY SISTERS (Die teuflischen Schwestern) 1977, dir: Jess Franco The film opens up in good form with a nice Satanic themed erotic dance (filled with signature Franco closeups) in a shady exotic nightclub. A young and wealthy Countess by the name of Edna von Stein, played by Pamela Stanford (Cannibal Terror), uses the club as her hunting ground for men to seduce. Tonight’s her lucky … Continue reading Sexy Sisters (1977) Review (Ascot Elite Entertainment DVD)