Road Rash Reviews

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Masters Of Cinema) Review# *****

Cert U | 129 mins | 1945

5 Star
Awesome, Coming of Age Drama.
The 1943 novel by Betty Smith, (Tomorrow Will Be Better) was adapted by writers Tess Slesinger (Dance, Girl, Dance) and Frank Davis (The Train, Ten Tall Men) and then new director Elia Kazan was given the chance to shine and did he? Yes, as he went on to direct some of the most iconic…more

Mirai DVD and Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 98 mins | 2019

4 stars of beautifully animated life education.
Mirai is written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast), although it is quite different to his usual style. It is the third film produced by Studio Chizu. It is presented here with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles courtesy of Anime Ltd.
“You…more

The Cockleshell Heroes (Eureka Classics) Review *****

Cert U | 97 mins | 1955

5 Star
War Time Derring-Do.
Actor/director José Ferrer (The Great Man) brings us one of Great Britain’s most audacious and daring raids on occupied France during the second World War. Now Eureka has added this marvellous slice of cinematic history to its Classics range, with full 1080p restoration (see below).
Portsmouth 1942, when Germany has occupied France and their ships are slipping through…more

Escape Plan 3 Review ***--

Cert 15 | 97 mins | 2019

3 Star
A Bad Day for Ray
Writer/director John Herzfeld (2 Days in the Valley, Bobby Z) drags Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone, Rambo Trilogy, Cliffhanger, Creed, Backtrace) back to life. With his face melting off Stallone drives his team and new help across the Eastern Block on a rescue mission, (so he is not escaping, Hmm).
Sleepy run-down Mansfield Ohio is looking for…more

The Chill Factor Blu-ray Review ***--

Cert 15 | 86 mins | 1993

3 stars of glorious snowmobile horror action.
The Chill Factor was originally released in 1993. The release went to straight to VHS and was called Demon Possessed, not a very inspiring title. It was written by Julian Weaver (Trapped Alive, The Inheritor) and directed by Christopher Webster, the producer of Hellraiser and Hellraiser 2: Hellbound, but has subsequently been all but…more

FM (1978) Review *****

Cert 15 | 104 mins | 1978

5 Star
Sounds of the 70’s
Arrow Video bring us a classic in this 1978 music fest, with music that sails directly down the middle of the road. Directed by John A. Alonzo (Portrait of a Stripper) as his first and only feature film and written by Erza Sacks (A Small Circle of Friends). It tells the story of Q-Sky 71.1 FM…more

Beech Boys Season One Review ****-

Cert U | 8 x 6 mins | 2019

4 Star
Causing Waves, Poolside.
RoadRash Reviews welcomes back Independent writer/director Matt Tory (We Make Movies, To the Moon) with his new Amazon Series. It follows the exploits of Trey and Ethan who are socially inept, with Trey being an egomaniac and Ethan as his hard working sidekick.
Season one of The Beech Boys brings eight small slices of life on the Beechwood…more

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