Road Rash Reviews

Arctic Review *****

Cert 12 | 94 mins | 2019

5 stars of epic survival thriller.
Arctic is an astonishing tour de force from Mads Mikkelsen. Written by Ryan Morrison (Stowaway) and Joe Penna (Turning Point, Beyond), who also directs, it is an international co-production between Iceland and the United States. It was shot in Iceland over the course of 19 days.
“They’re looking for you, don’t worry. They’ll be here tomorrow,…more

Cold Pursuit Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 119 mins | 2019

4 Star
Death in White Powder.
Cold Pursuit is the Hollywood take on the 2014 Norwegian film Kraftidioten (Hans Petter Moland, The Beautiful Country) and he reprises his directorship for this version as well, to take the locations from the vast cold of Norway to the Rocky Mountains of North America. Wrap up warm for this one. Cold Pursuit is billed as…more

Lupin the 3rd Part IV (2015) English Dubbed Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 650 mins | 2019

4 stars of hilarious hijinks across Italy.
Lupin the 3rd Part IV 2015 (known in Japan as Lupin III: The Italian Adventure) is based on the manga series written by Monkey Punch. The manga series itself is inspired by the popular stories written by French author Maurice Leblanc.  
Our protagonist, Lupin the 3rd, is the grandson of Leblanc’s Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief…more

The Holy Mountain Review ****-

Cert U | 105 mins | 1926

4 stars of majestic scenery and crazy ski action.
The Holy Mountain (Der Heilige Berg) is a silent film made in 1926. In 2001 it was photochemically restored from two seperate sets of nitrate prints, from which this 2K restoration was produced. It is written and directed by Arnold Fanck (The Mountaineers, Storm over Mont Blanc), considered to be the creator…more

Kokkoku: Moment by Moment Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2018

4 Star
When Time Stands Still, but Life Carries On.
From relatively new anime studio Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy) comes their first anime directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Galaxy Angel Z, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans). Kokkoku: Moment by Moment is an unusual anime, in that it is a tale of a young woman and her family’s secret ability. It doesn’t really veer…more

Under Fire Blu-ray (Eureka Classics) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 128 mins | 1983

4 Star
The Power of a Photograph.
Director Roger Spottiswoode brings us his third cinema release and one of Nick Nolte‘s (49Hrs, Another 48Hrs, Lorenzo’s Oil) finest roles as determined photo journalist Russell Pearce. Roger Spottiswoode went on to do some of our favourite films of the 1990’s (Turner & Hooch, Air America, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Tomorrow Never Dies).…more

Maquia – Collector’s Combi Review *****

Cert 15 | 114 mins | 2019

5 star beautifully animated, heartwarming tale of love and loss.
Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms is written and directed by Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart). It is presented here in collector’s packaging, featuring both the original Japanese track with English subtitles and the English dub.
“A lone child meets another lone child. And so they set off into…more

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