Film Reviews

The House (2017)

Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas Director: Andrew Jay Cohen When the corrupt local government takes away their daughter’s college scholarship, Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) start an illegal casino in their friends (Mantzoukas) house to make up the money they need fast. But soon they’re dealing with local gangster heavies and… Continue reading The House (2017)

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Film Reviews

Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor Director: Billy Ray In any given year there are many thrillers that come out and largely, they're not very thrilling. I heard good things about this one, but it also partly seemed to go under the radar with me, so I was glad to come across it and… Continue reading Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

Film Reviews

Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…

The Dead Room (2015) A solid entry, this New Zealand horror is all about the atmosphere and the slow build, as a psychic and two scientists investigate an isolated farm house that the inhabitants have fled, due to it's being haunted. At first, it all seems inconclusive, but then things start to get weird. What… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…

Film Reviews

London Fright Fest: Beyond The Gates (2016)

Heading into the west half of London for some reason seems like a bit of an adventure. I rarely head over to Shepherd's Bush, but it always amuses me that it's full of Antipodeans. We head across and into the Vue, where at the top of the stairs we're surrounded by beer swilling Londoners, all… Continue reading London Fright Fest: Beyond The Gates (2016)

Persons Of Interest

Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)

Jackson is one of those people who you immediately like. Which is why I thought you might like to meet him. At least online anyway. A US director and writer who got his entry into the Writers Guild of America at just 25, his latest film is a horror involving a VHS game and two… Continue reading Interview: Jackson Stewart, Writer and Director of new horror Beyond The Gates (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Secrets & Lies (1996)

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall Director: Mike Leigh A movie about class and race relations in Britain, this film is from acclaimed director Mike Leigh. It follows the story of two women, a successful black woman who is in search of her biological mother, and the woman who gave birth to her, a lower class… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Secrets & Lies (1996)

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105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford Director: Robert Aldrich Baby Jane (Davis) had been a huge child star, but when her sister Blanche's (Crawford) rising career eclipses hers as they grow up she is wracked with jealousy and anger. One night Jane drunkenly hits her sister with a car, crippling her and ending her career. Caring… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

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105 Must See Movies: Ordinary People (1980)

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch Director:Robert Redford Directorial debut for Robert Redford, this film cleaned up at the Oscars that year, and with good reason. A subtle drama involving a family struggling to cope with the loss of their eldest boy through an accident. The mother is trying to maintain… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Ordinary People (1980)

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105 Must See Films: Lone Star (1996)

Starring: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Pena, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey Director: John Sayles If you look this film up online, you'll find that most people describe it as "multi-faceted" and that it will stay with you for days after watching. A body is uncovered in the desert. The sheriff, Sam (Cooper), suspects that it's his predecessor,… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Lone Star (1996)

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Her Story: Do Games and Movies Still Have Clear-cut Definitions?

You're logged into a database. You're given access to some short clips of police interviews with a woman. You start to piece together that someone has gone missing. But who is she and why is she being questioned? The game is called Her Story, a creation of Sam Barlow, a game designer who worked on… Continue reading Her Story: Do Games and Movies Still Have Clear-cut Definitions?