THE DÆMONS OF DEVIL’S END

The Dæmons of Devil’s End is a collection of pieces, long overdue on DVD release. The first disc is The White Which of Devil’s End, a collection of tales for the character of Olive Hawthorne, as seen in the 1971 Doctor Who and the Dæmons. Damaris Hayman (now 88) returns to the role of the … Continued

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Spider-Man is arguably one of the most important superheroes in comic book history, serving as Marvel’s flagship title for most of the company’s history, and has always resonated with this reviewer as his personal favourite superhero of all time. As well as being the most well-known character in the Marvel Comics universe, he has naturally … Continued

APOCALYPSE ROAD

Two-time Best Texas Director award winner Brett Bentman gives us a very different vision of a post-apocalyptic future. While Mad Max: Fury Road travels through such a future with relentless, bottleneck speed, Apocalypse Road is a patient navigation of a world reduced to its barren skeleton. As sisters Natalie (Katie Kohler) and Sarah (Ashlyn McEvers) … Continued

THE THREE DON’TS

Jason and Benson are two cash-strapped young men who take on a simple job with a big payout working for some dangerous people, coming with three basic rules of what not to do. When something inevitably goes wrong, they are sucked into a spiralling criminal vortex that seems increasingly unlikely to let them leave alive. … Continued

GOD OF WAR

Historical action flicks of biblical proportions are a big export from China right now. Movies that use the country’s history as building blocks for a vast array of brutal blitzkriegs, illuminating China’s war-torn past, and the results can be decidedly mixed. By these movie’s own definition, they’re almost nothing but action – no coherent story … Continued

THE SON OF BIGFOOT

It can be rough out there when you’re a mouse in the company of men, and unfortunately for the Belgian producers of The Son of Bigfoot, this attempt at outdoing the big American boys at their own game returned only a rather limited success. The film came and went on these shores without rustling up … Continued

CARS 3

There are probably people thinking, ‘Oh, another Cars film from Pixar, they do churn these things out.’ But there’s a short film included on this disc – Lou – that is so beautifully detailed in its construction, and so involving in its narrative, it packs a huge emotional punch that only the most cynical of … Continued

ROGUE TROOPER REDUX

Based upon one of the three members of 2000 AD’s holy trinity of anti-heroes, Rogue Trooper Redux is a welcome re-release of a sadly often overlooked adaptation. Following (with some pragmatic edits) the story of the last genetically modified infantryman, Rogue, hunting down the general who betrayed his species, the tale works the best of … Continued

WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS

With The New Colossus, it’s clear that MachineGames stuck to the oldest of sequel tropes: More is better. If you have a winning idea, then doubling down on its best elements is usually a major step in the right direction. As a result, the latest Wolfenstein game strikes a similar tone to The New Order … Continued

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

Luc Besson’s SF fantasy was much maligned upon its release earlier in 2017 and left audiences as well as critics as cold as deep space. You’d believe it was a huge flop but, despite horrible reviews, it manages a worldwide gross of $225m against a whopping $177m budget, so there’s clearly appeal in this tale … Continued