Film reviews and more

Month: October 2012


DVD Review: ‘Monstro!’

★☆☆☆☆ Monstro! (2010), the new (supposed) antipodean shocker from the Land Down Under is just that very thing – monstrous. Selling itself as a horror-action comedy, it’s heavy on the horror (if slapstick gore qualifies as horror), but non-existent on action or comedy. This […]


DVD Review: ‘Polisse’

★★★☆☆ Maïwenn writes, stars and directs Polisse (2011), a provocative drama centred upon a Parisian Child Protection Unit, exploring the team members’ various lives and relationships inside and outside of work. Having spent time observing real CPU officers, Maïwenn’s script is reputedly based on […]


DVD Review: ‘Storage 24’

★☆☆☆☆ Written, produced and starring Noel Clarke, Johannes Roberts’ Storage 24 (2012) is set against the backdrop of a military cargo crash in London. When its highly classified contents are let loose upon the capital, the sky becomes awash with thick black smog and […]

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Film Review: ‘Stitches’

★★☆☆☆ One of two relatively high profile, Irish-produced features to screen at this year’s Film4 FrightFest (the other being Jon Wright’s hugely enjoyable alien creature-feature Grabbers), Conor McMahon’s third film, horror-comedy Stitches (2012), suffers far more than the latter in terms of being caught […]