XX (2016)

The level of buzz surrounding XX has certainly outstripped anything greeting a portmanteau genre piece such as this for a while. Screened to much fanfare recently at London’s renowned Prince Charles Cinema, this all-girl horror anthology is…

White Coffin (2016)

White Coffin is less a movie and more of a free run at a buffet. It’s like a plate overloaded with snacks and savoury treats. Little horror sausage rolls balanced precariously on top of tiny horror quiches and crisps. It’s a triple-decker…

Cell (2016)

The 2016 edition of the annual gore-fest or schlock-fest or scream-fest, FrightFest got under way last night at its new digs adjacent to a branch of JD Wetherspoon in London’s glittering Shepherd’s Bush. One of the movies chosen to proudly…

Ghostbusters (2016)

You get the feeling that poor old Paul Feig was likely to face a mountain of criticism whatever the outcome of his Ghostbusters reboot. The remake of the universally-loved 1984 classic has come in for some pretty extreme flak in the run-up…

The Club (2015)

Pablo Larrain’s desolate drama The Club takes a windblown hike over the hills and down into the dark night of the soul. Dealing with a group of disgraced priests packed off, out-of-sight and out-of-mind, to a seaside retreat; this is…

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

It is becoming an increasingly rare treat for movies such as 10 Cloverfield Lane to fly under the radar and succeed in surprising an unexpected public. Producers J. J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber have succeeded in sneaking out a high profile…

The Ones Below (2015)

David Farr is clearly looking to make his audience squirm with The Ones Below, an aloof and frosty psychological thriller that sees suburban bliss turn into a nightmare for a couple of affluent Londoners. Full of passive aggressive tension…

The Witch (2015)

Sparse, fantastically eerie and boasting a hellish sense of isolation, this understated horror from debutante Robert Eggers is hypnotically unpleasant and absolutely superb. There’s such a peculiar sense of otherworldliness at work here,…

Creed (2016)

There is an interview available to watch on YouTube in which Sylvester Stallone, promoting the vastly underrated Cop Land, discusses his growth as an actor and transition to more serious work. Stallone talks interestingly about how he…

Eden (2014)

Mia Hansen-Love’s Eden casts a trippy eye over the EDM and underground rave scenes in 90’s Paris. Ostensibly a movie about the booming French house music scene it’s less an account of musical history and more a yarn about misspent youth,…