Road Rash Reviews

Project Itoh: Empire of Corpses Review ****-

Cert 15 | 120 mins | 2015

4 Star
Corpses, Guns and a Soul.
From burgeoning director moving up from being key animator Ryôtarô Makihara (Hal, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa) brings us a beautiful piece of anime in the Gothic style involving many literary and real characters such as (John H. Watson, Noble Savage 007 (Friday), Hadaly Lilith, Frederick Burnaby, Alexei Karamazov, Nikolai Krasotkin, M, The One,…more

Friend Request Review ****-

Cert 15 | 92 mins | 2016

4 stars for this original and genuinely scary horror film.
Friend Request is written and directed by Simon Verhoeven (Men in the City 1 and 2) with screenplay by Matthew Ballen and Philip Koch (Outside the Box).
“You know a lot of dead people, Miss Laura.”
Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey – Into the Storm) is a popular college student, who spends lots of time on social…more

Assassination Classroom S1 P2 Review *****

Cert 15 | 10 x 23 mins | 2015

5 Star
Guns, Knives and Tentacles.
Seiji Kishi (Humanity has Declined) continues his Tour-De-Force of Assassination Classroom as season 1 part 2 hits the shelves and the moon damaging tentacled super fast teacher continues to take Class 3-E through their paces to become assassins.
Life continues at Kunugigaoka Junior High School for Class 3-E and their assassin training continues under the tutelage of…more

Early Murnau – Five Films 1921-1925 Review ****-

Cert PG | 433 mins | 1921-1925

4 Star
Drama, Intrigue and Inter-titles.
Eureka bring us #140-144 in their Masters of Cinema’s collection taking us all the way back to the roaring 20’s (1920’s that is), they bring us 5 of the early surviving films of Murnau (Nosferatu). All painstakingly restored with the inter-titles translated from the original German. The films are Schloβ Vogelöd, Phantom, Die Finanzen des groβherzogs,…more

Dead-End Drive-In Review ***--

Cert 18 | 88 mins | 1986

3 stars for this outrageously Eighties cult classic.
Dead-End Drive-In is directed by Brian Trenchard- Smith (BMX Bandits, Night of the Demons 2), a key figure in the Ozploitation movement and set in Australia in a dystopian future.
Following a nuclear incident and a riot killing thousands of people, the government of Australia have invoked emergency powers. The world is now a…more

The Commitments 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 15 | 118 mins | 1991

5 Star
Urban-Decay, Aspirations and Soul.
BAFTA winner and Oscar nominated film by Alan Parker (Evita, Mississippi Burning, Angel Heart), The Commitments comes of age as it hits 25 years since it hit the silver screen. This film changed the way we look at a musical film and was so fresh and hard hitting as the soul comes from the grime…more

The Glass Key 1942 Review ****-

Cert PG | 86 mins | 1942

4 stars for this gripping film noir drama.
The Glass Key was originally released in 1942, the golden era of film noir. It is based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man) and directed by Stuart Heisler (The Lone Ranger, The Star).
“If you must be a nit wit, don’t go around with a megaphone!”
It tells us…more

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