Film reviews and more

Day: 8 October 2013

DVD Review: ‘Sharknado’

★★☆☆☆ Every wondered what would happen should a tornado whip up a frenzy of sharks from the ocean and deposit them onto an unsuspecting American public? Well have no fear, as purveyors of DTV schlock The […]

DVD Review: ‘Fairy Tale Killer’

★☆☆☆☆ A Saw wannabe from Hong Kong-based director Danny Pang, Fairy Tale Killer (2012) sees a work-obsessed cop investigate a series of bizarre, grotesque murders that lead him closer to home than he first expected. It’s […]

DVD Review: ‘Epic’

★★★☆☆ Featuring diminutive heroes wrapped up in a big adventure, Chris Wedge’s Epic (2013) offers old-fashioned, if baggy, family fun. Based on the children’s novel by William Joyce, Wedge blends elements of Bill Kroyer’s eco-adventure Fern Gully […]

DVD Review: ‘Deadfall’

★★★☆☆ Having picked up the 2008 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with The Counterfeiters, Austrian filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky now makes his English-language debut with Deadfall (2012). Penned by screenwriter Zach Dean, this neo-noir thriller heads onto […]