Julia’s Eyes Review

Julia’s Eyes (Los ojos de Julia) is a Spanish horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro – which you would assume means that he gave it his seal of approval but it is no ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’…

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Hush Review

Hush (2009) is a low budget British horror about a young couple on the motorway who catch a glimpse into the back of a passing lorry that seems to be carrying a caged girl. The film…

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Right At Your Door Review

Right At Your Door is a film about bombs going off in down-town L.A, polluting the sky with deadly toxic dust for a several mile radius, and about a guy called Brad (Rory Cochrane) who finds…

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Cargo Review

Cargo is a Swiss sci-fi film which is something of a first for me. Off the top of my head I can’t think of a single other Swiss sci-fi film. Or a single other Swiss film….

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X-Men First Class Review

X-Men First Class is probably the best superhero film set in the 1960s since Austin Powers, it’s certainly a big improvement on typical superhero/blockbuster fare, though not really comparable to the much darker Batman films. It’s…

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Ichi The Killer Review

Ichi The Killer (Koroshiya 1) is one of my all time top films and it is by my favourite director – Takeshi Miike. I would say it is Miike’s best film, but he has such an…

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Hansel & Gretel Review

This is a review of Hansel & Gretel (Henjel gwa Geuretel) – a Korean horror film loosely based on the fairy tale, which initially sounds like a great idea for a film (gingerbread cottages! Witches! Breadcrumbs!)…

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Chasing Cotards Review

Recently I received a copy of Chasing Cotards – a British short film from director Edward Dark – to review. Potentially the cast and crew might even come and read the review themselves, which would be…

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Hanna Review

Hanna is basically a new Bourne film where Jason Bourne is replaced by a little girl. A ‘newbourne’ if you will, except I think she is like 16 so that pun doesn’t work exactly but it…

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Confessions Review

Confessions is a drama/horror/revenge film similar to Chan-wook Park’s excellent revenge trilogy: ‘No Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’, ‘Oldboy’ and ‘Lady Vengeance’ or Jee-woon Kim’s ‘A Bittersweet Life’ and ‘I Saw the Devil’. Revenge films usually feature…

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