Road Rash Reviews

Laura [1944] (Masters of Cinema) Review *****

Cert PG | 88 mins | 1944

5 Star
The Who’s Who of Who Done It.
Once again Eureka (Masters of Cinema) brings us #196 in their unmissable classic film restorations. Laura is one of The American Film Institute’s 10 best mystery films of all time. Based on the book of the same name by Vera Caspary (Bedelia), Otto Preminger (Porgy and Bess, Anatomy of a Murder, Exodus, Rosebud)…more

Backtrace Review ***--

Cert R (Restricted) US | 92 mins | 2018

3 Star
Some Thing’s Are Best Left Forgotten.
On paper this film should be a hit with hard hitting stars Stallone (Rocky, Rambo, Escape Plan, The Expendables)and Modine (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises, Speed Kills) but that is where it stops and it should have remained on the paper. Director Brian A. Miller (Vice, The Prince) takes first time feature…more

The Nun Review ****-

Cert 15 | 97 mins | 2019

4 star addition to the Conjuring franchise.
The Nun is written by James Wan (The Conjuring 2, Saw) and Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle) and directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow).
It serves as a sequel to The Conjuring 2, giving a backstory to the terrifying character of Valak, the demonic nun.
“If you ask me, these crosses which surround the Abbey, they keep…more

Once Upon A Time In China Trilogy Review *****

Cert 15 | 351 mins | 1991-1992-1997

5 Star
A Hero of China and Martial Arts.
Eureka Classics brings us the martial arts extravaganza that is the Once Upon a Time in China trilogy, plus the 1997 Once Upon a Time in China and America, for the first time on a limited edition (4000) Blu-ray. Tracking events of Chinese hero Wong Fei-hung (Jet Li, The One, The Expendables, The…more

March Comes In Like A Lion – Season 1 Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 275 mins | 2018

4 star continuation of this well written slice-of-life anime.
March Comes In Like a Lion is based on the ongoing manga series by Chica Umino (Honey and Clover). It is adapted to anime by studio Shaft (Fireworks, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Negima).
This release is Season 1 Part 2 and features episodes 12 – 24 on Blu-ray with both the English dub and original…more

Fireworks Review ***--

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2018

3 stars of slightly confusing time travelling romance anime.
Fireworks (also known as Fireworks: Should We See Them From the Side or the Bottom?) is based on the 1993 Japanese live-action television play of the same name, written by Shunji Iwai.
This anime version is produced by Shaft (Nisekoi, Maria Holic) and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (March Comes In Like A Lion) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Spirited Away),…more

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 15 x 60 mins | 2017

4 Star
The Reboot of Reboots.
CBS caused a storm in sci-fi circles when they announced that they were rebooting the iconic, world renowned Star Trek. Not just another tale set in the universe, but they decided to start from scratch. Setting it ten years before the adventures of the USS Enterprise. What also caused a stir was the main character was…more

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