• Review – Dr. Who and the Daleks

    Dr. Who and the Daleks marks the first cinematic outing of the time-travelling adventurer, portrayed by British icon Peter Cushing. Retelling the Dalek origin from the show’s second serial, The Daleks, has been disregarded as a simple cash-in on the ‘Dalekmania’ that swept Britain in the mid ’60s. Sadly,...
  • Review – Blood Simple

    In 1984 Joel and Ethan Coen debuted with their neo-noir, tour-de-force, Blood Simple. Three decades and many accolades later the brothers have secured their position as notable and influential filmmakers. Despite expanding on similar themes in the likes of Fargo and No Country for Old Men, Blood Simple feels right...
  • Review – Labyrinth

    If the latest hit dramas are anything to go by, TV appears to have had a medieval makeover. Thanks to series like Game of Thrones, set to return in the UK this weekend, historical dramas have held a more thrilling appeal than ever. So, this Easter it was time...
  • Review – Trance

    Danny Boyle’s Trance is certainly a hypnotic 101 minute therapy session that leaves you feeling like you’ve received the treatment you paid for, but sadly, it is not the transcendent masterpiece that many may have been hoping for. Providing a synopsis here would simply be an unnecessary regurgitation of the...
  • Review – Jack the Giant Slayer

    FEE FI FO FUM! I SMELL THE BLOOD OF AN ENGLISH-MAN! We all know the classic fairy tale: Jack the poor son of a single mother is forced to sell his best friend, a cow (or in this case a horse) at the market however, as an easily swayed...
  • Review – G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D

    Assuming charge of directing duties from Stephen Sommers, director John M. Chu had the unenviable task of ameliorating the franchise following the much-maligned G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Based on the line of iconic  Hasbro action figures, Retaliation was initially scheduled for release last summer. However, it was delayed...
  • Review – The Walking Dead: Season 3

    After a tense five months, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his makeshift apocalyptic family have reached the climax of Season 3 of The Walking Dead. For those unfamiliar with the plot of The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes is a police officer who wakes up from a coma to discover...