Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 

 
Films
 
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Illusionist, The (French)

If ever a film deserved the term ‘whimsical’ it’s French animator Sylvain Chomet’s follow-up to the eye-wateringly, teeth-grindingly, irritatingly whimsical Belleville Rendez-Vous. Not to be confused wit...
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Step Up 3D

Toe-tapping soundtrack and stunning choreography just about keep this dance movie afloat. Dance films have rapidly become mainstream film’s go-to genre for packing in the over-excitable teens. The reasons for this are obv...
 

 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Twilight An Obsession

A documentary charting the phenomenon that is Twilight and how the stars of the films have become some of the most recognised people on the planet. Love it or hate it, Twilight is huge. There is no escaping that fact. To date t...
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Gold Rush, The

Like all great films, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush has classic comedy moments that are endlessly referenced in various films, such as Johnny Depp homage in Benny and Joon (1993), proving the enduring significance of th...
 

 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Psychosis DVD

A buy the numbers horror thriller that wants to be The Shinning but feels more like a badly lit room in a student dorm. Ask yourself what you want from a horror film? Scares? Tension? Blood spewing gore? Intelligent subtext? If...
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Splintered

WARNING! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! Sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than a bad movie. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter that the screenwriter couldn’t write the F-word on a dusty Venetian blind, that the ac...
 

 
D
 

Down Terrace DVD/BR

Not-so-happy families ensue in this brilliantly dark comedy about low-level gangsters in Brighton. The British gangster film has rapidly become something of a joke. Rife with diamond geezers, predictable plots and horrible acti...
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Social Network, The

David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin prove to be a match made in cinema heaven with this dark tale about the creation of Facebook. Some filmmakers are intrinsically connected to the modern zeitgeist. They have a sense of what needs t...
 

 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Involuntary

Involuntary is essentially a series of five vignettes, snapshots of the interactions of groups in contemporary Sweden. The stories and characters are diverse, but are all based around one central theme: the nature of group dyna...
 
 
DVD/Blu-ray
 

Paranormal Activity 2 DVD/ BR

More grainy footage shocks in this spooky follow-up. When Paranormal Activity was released in 2009 it made Blair Witch Project (1999) style profits. Made for as little as 15K and raking in roughly $183 Million at the worldwide ...