Film Review: ‘Tower Block’

★★☆☆☆ Starring British actress Sheridan Smith and following its World Premiere at this year’s Film4 FrightFest, James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson make their directorial debuts this week with low budget horror Tower Block (2012). Chief protagonist Becky (Smith) lives in a decaying London council block, which is doomed to be Continue Reading


Film Review: ‘Inbred’

★☆☆☆☆ What do you get if you cross The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and Straw Dogs (1971), with a dash of The League of Gentlemen black humour? Answer – Inbred (2011), the new comedy horror from director Alex Chandon. We start with four young offenders, Zeb (Terry Haywood), Dwight (Chris Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Big Boys Gone Bananas!*’

★★★☆☆ Amongst the skyless summits of capitalist bureaucracy flutters creativity that no company can overturn. Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011), Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten’s follow-up to Gertten’s heinously underplayed Bananas!* (2009), documents the process of refusing to lie down and be trampled over by dirty money, dirty smear campaigns and Continue Reading