Limbs are snapped, spines are broken, and skulls are crushed… ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ is a gruelling plunge into prison hell, putting its protagonist through a pulverising gauntlet of self-destruction for the sake of his unborn child. And it is fantastic.Continue reading “The point of no return… ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ Review”
‘Halloween’ has since spawned a plethora of inferior imitators, but John Carpenter’s original classic slasher simply cannot be beaten. A masterclass of suspense building, chilling imagery, and iconic music produced by the legend himself, ‘Halloween’ shows what can be accomplished with a meagre budget when the right person is in full command of their craft.Continue reading “The night HE came home… ‘Halloween’ (1978) Review”
Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and thematically powerful, Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s finest achievement. It’s set in a future in which crop blights and dust storms threaten humanity’s survival, and follows a group of astronauts on a daring mission to enter a wormhole in the hopes of finding a new home for mankind…Continue reading “Our destiny lies above us… ‘Interstellar’ Review”
On a first watch, ‘The Neon Demon’ never clicked with me on a deeper level; but this time I could see below the surface – where it’s dark and perverse – and understood (and liked) what I saw.Continue reading “Beauty is vicious… ‘The Neon Demon’ Review”
Accomplishing so much with such a small budget, ‘The Head Hunter’ begins as an intimate episode in the life of a lone wanderer who seeks the monster that killed his daughter; a medieval escape for the viewer that evolves into a gory horror chiller by the end.Continue reading “The only trophy that matters… ‘The Head Hunter’ Review”
From the first frame to the final image, Mandy is a work of art that has been crafted by a director with a distinct vision and confidence in his ideas. Panos Cosmatos melds abstract landscapes and otherworldly weaponry into a simple story, crosses unlikely genres of psychedelic romance with demonic fantasy, and creates a bold, blood-red hellscape of stunning sights and sounds.