TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991)

Let’s agree to one thing from the beginning: “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is the best movie ever made. Okay, perhaps not the best movie ever made, but it is a perfect fusion of unstoppable killer robots, groundbreaking Oscar-winning visual effects, gob-smacking action scene and Arnie at the apotheosis of Arnie-ness. It is a great movie. … Continued

HEREDITARY

Advance buzz on Hereditary, the debut full-length feature from writer/director Ali Aster, promised us a new dimension in modern horror, an instant 21st century classic which would redefine the genre, make us all reconsider what we all think we know about horror filmmaking and just generally frighten the pants off its audience and give us … Continued

SIMON MARSDEN – A LIFE IN PICTURES

Prolific photo-artist was known for his ethereal, atmospheric black and white infra-red images of ruined buildings and Gothic graveyards. He drew inspiration not only from the dark visual beauty of the landscapes he photographed but also the eerie ghost stories he had read and heard as a child. Irish director Jason Figgis (Torment, Don’t You … Continued

HOVER

The dystopian strand of science fiction often works best when its speculation about the degeneration of society is not too far removed from the realities of the present day. New Syfy offering Hover is mindful of this fact and deserves credit for the topicality of its sources of inspiration. The film, written by and starring Cleopatra … Continued

ANDRE THE GIANT

“Coming down the isle, weighing in at 500 pounds, from Grenoble in the French Alps, the Eighth Wonder of the World, Andre the Giant”. Some people in pop culture are not just iconic, they are unforgettable and Andre the Giant (Andre Roussimoff) was one of those figures. His legend has exceeded the wrestling industry and … Continued

BUBBA THE REDNECK WEREWOLF

After waster dog catcher Bubba loses his girlfriend Bobbie Jo to a local tough guy, he sells his soul to the devil for the strength to win her back, only for the ambiguous wish to transform him into a werewolf. When the devil decides to stick around and cause no end of mayhem for the … Continued

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

In 2015, director Colin Trevorrow achieved something that even Steven Spielberg, Joe Johnston, and John Hammond had failed to do; he opened Jurassic Park (well, Jurassic World) to the public. Now in 2018, J. A. Bayona (director of The Orphanage, The Impossible and the heartbreaking A Monster Calls) kills the park for good in the … Continued

BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

In a tale told a multitude of times before, Birth of the Dragon looks at the early days of Bruce Lee’s rise to true superstardom. With glitzy Hollywood pictures just around the corner, 1965 saw Lee on the cusp of butting artistic heads with the masterful Wong Jack Man. Here, we see yet another look at … Continued

THE ENDLESS

Imagine if the makers of Lost had really known where they were going instead of making it up as they went along. Imagine if all those crazy ideas they hurled into seven seasons of the desert island drama had somehow managed to end up making some sort of sense. The Endless occasionally feels like a … Continued

MY FRIEND DAHMER

The very title conjures feelings of dread and scenes of graphic blood and gore throughout and,  given the nature of the serial killer genre film, most if not all viewers will go into this expecting something substantially nasty in the process. Well, get ready for a surprise – My Friend Dahmer is actually surprisingly subdued … Continued