Road Rash Reviews

Outside the Law (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray review ****-

Cert 12 | 76 mins | 1920

4 Star
Capers and Confucius.
From writer/director Tod Browning (Dracula, Silk Stocking Sal, Mark of the Vampire) comes one of the films especially written for lead actress Priscilla Dean (The Wicked Darling, The Exquisite Thief) as the Universal Studios wanted to do a series of movies that showed strong female leads that were tough enough to take on the tough guys. And…more

Mad God (Shudder) Review ****-

83 mins | 2022

4 star horrifyingly good stop-motion feature.
Mad God is an undeniably brilliant piece of work from iconic Oscar and Emmy award-winning stop-motion artist Phil Tippett (Robocop, Starship Troopers, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back).
A labour of love thirty years in the making, this magnum opus is a Shudder original, available exclusively on the streaming service from 16th June…more

Offseason (Shudder) review ***--

83 mins | 2022

3 star slow burning moody horror/thriller.
Offseason is a 2021 independent film by writer and director Mickey Keating (Pod, Carnage Park). It is a Shudder exclusive and will be available on the streaming service from 10th June 2022.
“At some point you just have to accept your nightmares and know they’re part of you, like family, like an old friend.”
Marie Aldrich (Jocelin…more

Lansky (A righteous Man) DVD Review

Cert 18 | 119 mins | 2021

4 Star
It’s all in the Numbers.
Writer/director Eytan Rockaway (The Confined (film)) brings us the biography of the most notorious gangster in US history, Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel, and John Magaro). From the early 1900s, New York through World Wars to Vegas and on to old age and ill health. He wants to get things off his chest, and he chooses…more

Vampyr (Masters of Cinema) Review ****-

Cert PG | 74 mins | 2022

4 star restoration of a dreamlike 1930’s horror.
Originally released in 1932 and directed by Carl Th. Dreyer (Gertrud, Ordet), Vampyr has enjoyed a 2K restoration completed by the Danish Film Institute using materials from various European archives. It is unveiled for the first time to celebrate the film’s 90th anniversary.
It is presented here on Limited Edition Blu-Ray for the first…more

Drive – Limited Edition (4K UHD and Blu-ray) [2022] Review ****-

Cert 18 | 100 mins | 2011

4 Star
Noir with Cars.
This dark and brooding neo-noir film comes from first time writer James Sallis, and adapted for the screen by Hossein Amini (Snow White and the Huntsman, Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV Mini Series)). Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Only God Forgives) he brings the noir genre in to the age of fast-food and faster cars. Ryan Gosling…more

A Banquet Review ***--

Cert 15 | 97 mins | 2022

3 star unnerving body-image horror film.
A Banquet is a British horror/thriller written by Justin Bull (Merge) and an impressive feature directorial debut from Ruth Paxton, who shows a great deal of promise. It is a Shudder exclusive, available on the streaming service from 26th May 2022.
“You’re not crazy. There is something going on and we will find out what it…more

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