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

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

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

The Surreal Project Review ****-

Cert TBC (18) | 74 mins | 2019

4 Star
The Master of Found Footage Strikes Again and Again.
Once again the all round writer, director, actor, producer József Gallai (Spirits in the Dark, A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex, Moth, Bodom) collaborates with writer, producer, blogger Bálint Szántó (Gone, Parallel) to bring us a spine chilling tale of possession. Again they put Hungary’s indie film scene on the map,…more

Freedom Fields Review *****

Cert PG | 97 mins | 2018

5 Star
Determination, Will, Strength.
Naziha Arebi directs and films this five year long project about Libya’s first female football team in post revolution Libya. (2011). This her first full feature length documentary delves deeply into the hearts of her film subjects and those around them that should help but only seem to hinder the mothers of Revolution.
“Sometimes we are blessed with…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

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