Competition: ‘A Spanking in Paradise’ DVD giveaway *closed*

We have yet another DVD competition for you to salivate over, and if you’re a fan of dark comedies set in brothels (who isn’t?) then you’re in for a rare treat indeed. Described as “the Scottish Four Lions”, Wayne Thallon’s A Spanking in Paradise (2010) is released online and on Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘House of Boys’

★★☆☆☆ Jean-Claude Schlim’s House of Boys (2009) is centred around a gay cabaret club of the same name, home to a colourful array of camp characters who sing for their supper on a nightly basis. Frank (Layke Anderson) stumbles across his personal hedonistic haven after escaping his oppressive home life Continue Reading

FrightFest 2011: ‘Rabies’ review

★★★★☆ In Latin, the word rabies translates literally as ‘madness’; something the pretty girls and boys visiting this deserted woodland could never have imagined. Aharon Keshales’ Rabies (Kalevet, 2010) violently breaks all the conventions of the slasher genre whilst simultaneously executing all the most successful scare techniques from every critically-revered horror Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘One Day’

★★★★★ Film critics can be such heartless bastards at times. I’ve read many assassinations of One Day (2011) in the last 24-hours, and although I expected lots of whining and over-intellectualised prose, I was hoping Lone Scherfig’s follow up to An Education (2009) would have gained more favourable reviews.I have Continue Reading