Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 

 
DVD/Blu-ray
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Tomb Raider

Jason Bourne has a lot to answer for. He changed the action genre of the ‘90s, all quipping one-liners and tough guys scared of nothing, to emotionally driven characters rather than stereotypes who took life and death as seriou...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

King Of Hearts

There’s something wonderfully whimsical about King of Heats. While the film was a flop on its initial release in 1966, its combination of anti-authoritarian humour, and its feel-good vibe, quickly gained it cult status. During ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Game Night

Time was that Hollywood loved anything high concept. The basic idea of high concept is the ‘what if’ scenario. So, what if there’s a bomb on a bus, what if a shark terrorised a sea-side town, what if toys had lives of their own...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Lady Bird

There is a scene early on in Lady Bird which sees the titular character and her mother shopping in a thrift store looking for a dress for a school dance. They bicker, they snipe at each other and then they find the perfect dres...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

You Were Never Really Here

Imagine if a film like Taken had substance. If it wasn’t just about bloody revenge and action set pieces. Imagine if a revenge thriller was less about the revenging and the thrilling as it was about the emotional impact these e...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water director Guillermo del Toro is often cited as a ‘horror’ filmmaker. But to label him as such is an oversight. Yes, for much of his career he has used horror as a device to articulate his unique aesthetic and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

It Came From The Desert

There’s a point, about ten minutes into It Came From The Desert when you’re gonna think ‘Ok I’m calling it’. But before your reach for the remote, just give it ten more minutes. Admittedly, if you’re no longer 14-years-old, it’...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters is director Michael Anderson’s (Logan’s Run, Around The World In Eighty Days) tour de force re-telling of the legendary World War II Dam Busters bombing raid.  Supplying the water for Germany’s steel-making indu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

The Old Dark House

Take a group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, a madman on the loose, a cast made up of some cinema greats, and one of the era’s most notable directors  – and what you get is pure gold.  Director James Whale’s (Frank...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

The Post

Long before Woodward and Bernstein uncovered all things Watergate related it seems The Washington Post was already at war with President Nixon. Or rather at war with the Vietnam War. The Post tells a fascinating and lesser told...