Road Rash Reviews

Pinocchio Review ****-

Cert PG | 124 mins | 2020

4 star magical live action adaptation of a classic fairy tale.
Pinocchio is an Italian fantasy film written and directed by Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales). It is based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi. It is presented here with both the original Italian language version with English subtitles and the English dubbed…more

The Fairy Princess and the Unicorn Review ***--

Cert U | 81 mins | 2020

3 stars of magical adventure for younger viewers.
The Fairy Princess and the Unicorn is an animated feature film for young children, originally (and more appropriately) titled Bayala: A Magical Adventure.  It is produced by German studio Ulysses Filmproduktion but features English voice actors.
Just in time to pop into a Christmas stocking, this beautifully animated tale is available in the UK on…more

Host Review ****-

Cert 15 | 57 mins | 2020

4 stars of refreshingly different and terrifying horror.
Host is a Shudder Original film, available for streaming now on Amazon Prime. Written by Gemma Hurley, Jed Shepherd and Rob Savage who also directs, this timely and insightful film is a brilliant offering from these relative unknowns.
The genius of this film lies in its brilliant capture of a snapshot in time at…more

AKIRA Limited Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray Review *****

Cert 15 | 125 mins | 1988

5 Star
The Quintessential Anime.

Katsuhiro Ôtomo‘s 1988 seminal anime, Akira, blew the world away with its stunning graphics and superb animation. Neo Tokyo never looked so good. An ambitious piece of work in 1988 and even now this is still a benchmark for anime artists. Now in 4k this a pure feast for the senses.
Neo Tokyo grew up out of the…more

Hell and High Water (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray Review *****

Cert PG | 103 mins | 1954

5 Star
Cold War Drama.
Richard Widmark at his best.
Another great release from Eureka and the Masters of Cinema range, this #216 sees this 1954 film receive the special touch that make the MoC Blu-rays a treat to watch. Written and directed by Samuel Fuller (I Shot Jesse James, Fixed Bayonets!) who takes David Hempstead‘s (Finishing School) story and takes it to…more

The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands Review ****-

Cert U | 87 mins | 2020

4 star charming and magical adventure sequel.
The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands is a Russian 3D computer animated family film, written and directed by Aleksey Tsitsilin (The Snow Queen 2) and Robert Lence (Beauty and the Beast). It is the fourth film in The Snow Queen franchise, inspired by the 1844 fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Anderson.
“These gates…more

Possessor Review ****-

Cert 18 | 103 mins | 2020

4 stars of brilliantly unsettling sci-fi horror.
Possessor is written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), son of legendary director David Cronenberg (The Fly, Naked Lunch). It is clear right from the start that a talent for telling surreal and fascinating stories runs in the family.
This is a modern sci-fi which pushes the boundaries of the acceptable at every turn, very…more

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