Film reviews and more

Month: August 2011


DVD Review: ‘Hatchet II’

★★☆☆☆ Finally seeing the light of day in its full uncut glory – Adam Green’s Hatchet II (2010) is released on DVD two years after the original movie tore up the slasher-horror scene. Set minutes after the first film ends, Hatchet II carries on […]


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 […]


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 […]


DVD Review: ‘Whisky Galore!’

★★★★☆ With Alec Guinness duo The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and The Ladykillers (1955) fronting Ealing Studio’s DVD rerelease list its easy to forget Whisky Galore!, Alexander Mackendrick’s first film and the one that helped put the company on the map back in 1949.Based […]