Film reviews and more

Day: 20 September 2012

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 […]

Film Review: ‘Santa Sangre’

★★★★★ Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre (1989) is the ultimate example of cult cinema that transcends its meagre cultural standing- an avant garde horror with all the surreal twists of a vivid and harrowing nightmare, played out in an assured and […]

Film Review: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

★★★★★ The man with the whip returns for a limited IMAX run of 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, ahead of the 8 October Blu-ray release of the Indiana Jones quadrilogy. After endless BBC repeats and sour memories of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Film Review: ‘Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel’

★★★★☆ Unless you’re a fashion aficionado, chances are you’ll have never heard of Diana Vreeland, the former editor of Vogue and irresistibly charismatic subject of Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s (her grandson’s partner) doc Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011). […]