Monthly Archives: October 2019

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Midsommar

Building on his debut Hereditary, Ari Aster takes us on a journey that plays homage to The Wicker Man in construct and delivery. Aster using the beautiful Swedish countryside to create a horror bathed in sunshine. A hallucinogenic trip into daylight horror that wraps itself around you.  A remote community embracing naive young travellers, while weaving them into the folklore of their …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home is entertaining, action packed and humorous, but offers little in character development. Opting for a safe Marvel formula over a continuation of the new and fresh ideology of Homecoming. Ultimately providing an enjoyable but highly forgettable Spider-Man outing, despite a strong cast and excellent production effects. Read our full review here Share your review here… Please …

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – The Horror of ‘Coming Out’ in 80’s America

Following hot on the heels of the success on A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the first sequel in a long line of sequels and prequels trod very different ground to the original film. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 found itself derided by the critics of the time. Only recently finding exploration in its unique take on sexuality in …

Hocus Pocus – A retrospective look at a holiday classic

Hocus Pocus debuted in British cinemas on Friday 29th October 1993. A week in which Meat Loaf reigned supreme at number one in the UK singles chart. And Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park continued to dominate UK cinema screens 16 weeks after its initial release. While a new boyband named ‘Take That’ stormed through the music industry. Wooing a whole new …

Horror – The Essential Collection

Updated March 2020 Ever since the dawn of film, Horror has played a part in its development. Acting as a mirror to our inner most fears, while challenging us to face the ghosts of our deepest anxieties and terrors. Whether fictional, religious or real, horror has played with the psychology of human fear, shining a light into the darkest corners …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Toy Story 4

The Gangs all back for the fourth in the Toy Story series. However this time they are joined by the enigmatic but slightly confused ‘Forky’. A homemade toy who is understandably slightly unsure about his origin and role in the group. Despite its newcomer and familiar faces Toy Story 4 is very much Woody’s film. Completing a journey began back …

Joker (Review) – A bold, daring, devastating and beautiful film

Few films in the past five years have divided critical and audience opinion to the extent of ‘Joker’. Comments on the film have ranged from “It laughs at disability” through to “It is a dangerous exploration of mental health”. However, the truth is ‘Joker’ opens an uncomfortable door into societies views on criminality, isolation and mental health. A door that …