Road Rash Reviews

March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step *****

Cert U | 76 mins | 2018

5 stars of stunning wildlife film making.
Over a decade later and following on from the success of March of the Penguins, writer and director Luc Jacquet (Ice and the Sky, Once Upon a Forest) is back with another work of genius, March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step.
“It’s pick up time at preschool, but unfortunately the entire class consists of nearly identical twins,…more

5 Centimeters Per Second Review *****

Cert U | 63 mins | 2018

5 stars of hauntingly beautiful animation.
5 Centimeters Per Second was originally released in 2007 and is now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time courtesy of Manga UK.
It is produced, written and directed by the highly acclaimed Makoto Shinkai (The Garden of Words, Your Name) and follows a similar theme to his previous works, The Place Promised…more

The Dark Review ****-

Cert 15 | 95 mins | 2018

4 stars of unusual psychological horror.
The Dark is written and directed by Justin P. Lange and is his impressive directorial debut.
It is the first film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest.
“This is what you’re looking for. So you like scary stories do you?”
Josef Hofer…more

Dead Night DVD Review ***--

Cert 18 | 82 mins | 2018

3 stars of creepy supernatural cabin-in-the-woods horror.
Dead Night is written by Irving Walker and Bradford Baruh (John Dies At the End) and is the directorial debut of producer Bradford Baruh.

James Pollack (A.J. Bowen – You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die) and his wife Casey (Brea Grant – Best Friends Forever, A Ghost Story) have decided to enjoy a weekend…more

Book Club Review ***--

Cert 12 | 103 mins | 2018

3 star second-coming of age tale.
Book Club is written by Erin Simms (Long Gone Day) and Bill Holderman (A Walk in the Woods), for whom this is also an impressive directorial debut.
“I was thinking maybe I could lube her up a bit and get that old gal riding again…”
This film is a charming and frankly quite eye opening look at growing older…more

Eureka Seven – Hi-Evolution 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 93 mins | 2018

4 star Sci-fi action adventure riding the Trapar waves.
Eureka Seven is an animated Japanese Sci-fi series created by Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Wolf’s Rain) and directed by Tomoki Kyoda (Ouran High School Host Club).
The original series consisted of 50 episodes and was followed up by a sequel, Eureka Seven: AO, which had 24 episodes. Eureka Seven – Hi Evolution 1 is…more

Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review ****-

Cert PG | 102 mins | 2018

4 stars of enchanting adventure to faraway lands.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower is based on the much loved children’s novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
It is adapted to anime by Studio Ponoc, founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura, formerly of Studio Ghibli, and this pedigree is clear to see.
“I thought it was a monkey. A red haired monkey covered in…more

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