Road Rash Reviews

No Way Out (1950) Review *****

Cert 15 | 106 mins | 1950

5 Star
Classic Racial Aggression.
The Masters of Cinema bring us release #191 in their series of classic cinema and what a film No Way Out is, filmed when racial tension was at its height in the USA. Writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (A Letter to Three Wives, The Barefoot Contessa, Cleopatra) takes the raw emotions and puts them on the silver screen…more

Mayday Review ****-

Cert TBC | 75 mins | 2018

4 Star
Aero-Terror at 45,000ft.
Writer/director and producer Massimiliano Cerchi (Kendall Ransom: Bounty Hunter, The Night Shift) brings us a film that is a breath of fetid air in the thriller-horror market. As we take to the skies strange occurrences start frightening the passengers and crew to their wits end. Viewers will feel the claustrophobia of being stuck in a packed plane…more

The Defiant Ones Review *****

Cert U | 97 mins | 1958

5 Star
When Criminals and Cabbages Collide.
Eureka Classics bring us Stanley Kramer‘s (Inherit the Wind, Judgment at Nuremberg, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World) classic two men on the run film. A film made during the height of the racially sensitive USA in the mid 1950’s. This Academy award winning film (Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay—Written Directly for the…more

Lupin the 3rd 2015 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 650 mins | 2015

4 stars of hilarious hijinks across Italy.
Lupin the 3rd 2015 (known in Japan as Lupin III: The Italian Adventure) is based on the manga series written by Monkey Punch. The manga series itself is inspired by the popular stories written by French author Maurice Leblanc.  
Our protagonist, Lupin the 3rd, is the grandson of Leblanc’s Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief who…more

Hangman Review ***--

Cert 15 | 98 mins | 2017

3 Star
A 10 Letter Word to Hell.
Fledgeling director Johnny Martin (Vengeance: A Love Story) manages to pull in some heavy weight actors for this serial killer crime thriller. Unfortunately that heavy weight made this film sink and sink quickly. It is a quirk on the serial killer movies though, using a child’s game as the premise for the dastardly deeds.


Wolf’s Rain Review ****-

Cert 15 | 650 mins | 2018

4 star adventure running with the wolves.
Wolf’s Rain was first released in 2003 and has lost nothing of it’s impact in the meantime. It is an anime series created by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop), produced by Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami) and directed by Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, Sword Art Online).
“They say there’s no such place… as Paradise. Even if you search to…more

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