The Drifters (Film Review)

Posted by - April 3, 2021
In post-Brexit Britain, Koffee (Jonathan Ajayi) and Fanny (Lucie Bourdeu) are two migrants who find each other in a story about love and identity. Koffee, an African migrant who came to the country illegally, is studying English whilst working for a criminal. He completes illegal tasks to can gain citizenship in the UK via an

”You’re The Acceptable Loss” – County Lines (Film Review)

Posted by - November 30, 2020
Henry Blake’s debut feature film is a fiery and devastating look at grooming and its effects on both the children and parents affected. Packing a mighty punch, Blake shows considerable talent and passion, but the film also feels peculiarly cold at times. Inspired by real events and based on Blake’s own short film from 2017,

“Hope Is Never Silent” – Spiral (Film Review)

Posted by - September 17, 2020
Kurtis David Harder’s Spiral received its world premiere at last year’s FrightFest London and finally, after what seems like a forever, arrives on our home screens via Shudder. It’s a film that will inevitably draw parallels between the work of Jordan Peele and Ari Aster, but this is a completely different beast, mixing real-world anxieties

“Tick-Tock” – Countdown (DVD Review)

Posted by - February 18, 2020
I love a bad horror film. They’re often quite inventive and nasty, if a little rough around the edges. The scares are often much more effective and well-constructed than in the much more high-profile films. Film that would fall under the pretentious, posh term ‘elevated horror’ often lack the edge and the scares and most

“This Is Going To Be My Masterpiece” – Bliss (Blu-Ray Review)

Posted by - February 4, 2020
Bliss is a festival film through and through. It’s gathered a reputation as a blood-soaked, frenzied nightmare at various festivals around the world, including FrightFest where it won Total Film’s Best Film prize. It’s the kind of film people who missed it at the various festivals (including yours truly) will experience severe FOMO (fear of

”Go Big Or Go Home” – Zombieland: Double Tap (Blu-Ray Review)

Posted by - February 3, 2020
At the beginning of Zombieland: Double Tap, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) welcomes us back to Zombieland in a voiceover detailing what’s been happening in the zombie-ridden US of A in the last 10 years as well as thanking us for choosing them in the highly concentrated field of zombie entertainment. It’s deliciously meta and self-aware and

“I’ll Be Brave For The Both Of Us” – Queen & Slim (Film Review)

Posted by - January 29, 2020
Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim tries really hard to be an important film and mostly succeeds in being one. The story of two individuals on the run from the inherently racist justice system is powerful if a messy film, but perhaps all the better for its chaotic messiness. The titular Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim

“They Are Nice Because They Are Rich” – Parasite (Film Review)

Posted by - January 27, 2020
Ever since Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film Parasite premiered in Cannes, where it went on to win the coveted Palme D’Or, the world has been going crazy over Bong. The hashtag #BongHive was born after the first screening and details of the film have been sparse, which is great because Parasite is all the better if

“Doesn’t Money Make You Horny?” – Hustlers (DVD Review)

Posted by - January 6, 2020
Everyone had a bit of a giggle when the first trailer for Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers debuted online. It looked possibly bad enough to be good, or at the very least, disposable and enjoyable. No one thought that a film about a bunch of strippers fooling rich Wall Street men for their money would actually be

“One Of The Worst Of The Year” – The Gallows Act II (DVD Review)

Posted by - January 3, 2020
There was a brief period of time in 2015 when The Gallows was considered the scariest film of the year. Early reports claimed it to be traumatising and intense, a truly terrifying horror experience but months later, the film turned out to be one of the biggest duds in horror cinema. The Gallows, which followed