Review: The Ring 2

Director Hideo Nakata's presence at the helm of Dreamworks' sequel to their own remake of Nakata's earlier Japanese original Ring, must have been quite a scoop for the studio. After all, his influential work in Japan had revitalised the horror film in the east, whilst the west...

Review: Jason X

The beauty to watching a film you have zero expectations of is that when it delivers, in the smallest, almost insignificant way, it can be a thrilling event. Jason X might be yet another addition in the Friday The 13th franchise but its way better than some of the awful later...

Review: Reeker

Reeker - a film that might make you think people die from a killer who uses flatulence as his weapon of choice. You'd be wrong, but it's a rather funny presumption. The film concerns five college students who end up driving down a very lonely, desolate road and run out of petrol...

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

With the latest Harry Potter film getting ever closer we dust off our review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to remind ourselves just what happened before the next adventure exits the starting gate.

Review: Be Kind Rewind

French-born writer and director Michel Gondry had to wonder about the dichotomy inherently suffered when referencing and re-creating, quite directly, some of the most iconic and well-loved Hollywood movies of the modern era. You have the instantaneous appeal to your average movie...

Review: Valkyrie

It must be hard making a tension-filled thriller when the audience knows what’s going to happen in the end. That was the task given to the once wonder-child Bryan Singer (the guy that gave us the brilliant Usual Suspects), whose career has, in this reviewer’s eyes, tailed off...

Review: Fright Night

Writer-director Tom Holland’s post-modern vampire film celebrates the traditional conventions of the genre with its tongue firmly pressed against its cheek. The self-referential humour brilliantly updates the vampire film while perfectly playing to the popular sensibilities of...

Review: L.A. Story

Woody Allen wrote about his beloved New York City, making the classics Annie Hall and Manhattan to name just two. With the same zeal and affection, Steve Martin did the same for his adopted home Los Angeles. The city of angels, with its quirks and idiosyncrasies seen through the...