Road Rash Reviews

Chimerica Review ****-

Cert 15 | 4 x 47 mins | 2019

4 stars of compelling and tense political drama.
Chimerica is a four part Channel 4 miniseries, based on the Olivier award winning play of the same name written by Lucy Kirkwood (The Children, The Smoke). It is directed by Michael Keillor (Line of Duty, Doctors). It is set during the time of the U.S. presidential elections of 2016.
“We’re done, son. You’ve…more

RE:Zero – Season 1 Part 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray ****-

Cert 15 | 325 mins | 2017

4 Star
Life, Reboot, Life Again.
Masaharu Watanabe (Naruto: Shippûden) directs this popular manga and light novel series by (Tappei Nagatsuki, Isekai Quartet) and brings it to life. All The Anime have created a collectors edition containing a 52 page booklet as well as two Blu-rays.

Subaru Natsuki used to sit in his bedroom playing computer games and generally having nothing to…more

The Woman in the Window (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray ****-

Cert PG | 107 mins | 1944

4 Star
A Portrait of the Soul.
Eureka (Masters of Cinema) bring us another of Fritz Lang‘s (Spione, Human Desire, Der Mude Tod) masterpieces in this black and white film noir. It shows us a tale of a thinking man’s dilemma when he meets the woman in  the window.
The Biblical injunction “Thou shalt not kill” is one that requires qualification in…more

November Review ****-

Cert 15 | 115 mins | 2019

4 stars of strangely compelling yet deeply disturbing Estonian fairytail.
November is based on the novel Rehepapp ehk November by Andrus Kivirähk. It is written for the screen and directed by Rainer Sarnet (Where Souls Go, The Idiot). It is presented here with English subtitles courtesy of Eureka Video.
“You want work? Go make a ladder out of bread.”
Liina (Rea Lest –…more

Sliding Doors 21st Birthday Review ****-

Cert 15 | 99 mins | 1998

4 stars of thought provoking classic 90’s romantic comedy.
Sliding Doors was originally released in 1998. This is a celebratory 21st Birthday release, digitally remastered and featuring specially commissioned extras. It is written and directed by Peter Howitt (Scorched Earth, Johnny English).
“You went to Anna’s. Boy! You’re a one man crack S.A.S. unit.”
The film tells us the story of Helen (Gwyneth…more

The Night Of The Generals (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray ****-

Cert 15 | 148 mins | 1967

4 Star
A Serial Killer in Uniform.
Eureka Classics live up to their name with this release, The Night of the Generals. Loosely based on the novel by Hans Hellmut Kirst (08/15, 08/15 Part 2) of the same name, it follows the exploits of a military investigator in the German army during WW II. Directed by Anatole Litvak (The Deep Blue Sea,…more

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) Review ****-

Cert 15 | 90 mins | 2019

4 stars of very dark British black comedy.
Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) is written and directed by Tom Edmunds and is his impressive feature length directorial debut.
The subject matter is very dark and this will most certainly not be to everyone’s taste.
“You should be careful, you could kill yourself. Can I watch?”
William (Aneurin Barnard – Dunkirk, The White…more

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