Film reviews and more

Day: 17 April 2012

DVD Review: ‘Maniac Cop’

★★★☆☆ Many Bruce Campbell aficionados will have overlooked William Lustig’s action slasher Maniac Cop (1988). Panned upon release, it took a swan-dive at the US box office yet garnered enough popularity in the video rental market […]

DVD Review: ‘A Midnight Clear’ (20th Anniversary Edition)

★★★☆☆ Keith Gordon’s A Midnight Clear (1992) is an undeniably intriguing investigation into the human survival instinct, focusing upon a group of young soldiers during the Second World War and their desperate attempts to return home […]

DVD Review: ‘Griff the Invisible’

★★★☆☆ Leon Ford’s Griff the Invisible (2010), a romantic superhero comedy from Australia written and directed by Leon Ford and starring TV’s True Blood heartthrob Ryan Kwanten, is harmless fun which, one feels, had a great […]

DVD Review: ‘Cassadaga’

★★☆☆☆ Dull, nasty and almost entirely devoid of original ideas, Anthony DiBlasi’s festival-only/straight-to-DVD horror Cassadaga (2011) may well symbolise everything that is wrong with modern horror cinema. Essentially a clumsy mish-mash of supernatural horror and torture […]