Review: The Arbor

I was lucky enough to be invited to a special preview screening of Clio Barnard's debut film chronicling the life of late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar and her daughter Lorraine. This unique drama-documentary mixes audio...

Review: Death Sentence

It you want to see a movie that so perfectly encapsulates deux ex machina look no further than James Wan's Death Sentence. It's an unoriginal piece of filmmaking that hinges on one of the biggest horror cliches in the book. It's a shame because director Wan definitely has an eye...

Review: Halloween (2007)

If there's one thing you learn from watching Rob Zombie movies, apart from what your insides look like, it is not to waste your time watching Rob Zombie movies. Zombie is the picture postcard of MTV-generation trash that has spilled into the cinematic mainstream. His...

Review: Stephen King’s It

Stephen King's quite brilliant novel It showed the horror maestro at his best, balancing childhood innocence and adventure with nightmarish horror cooked up from the depths of their own imaginations. Turning a thousand-plus page paperback into a two, or as it turns out, three...

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.