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NEIL MASKELL

Hyena (2014)

Four burly coppers suit up and storm a nightclub. Inside they pulverise everyone in flickering slow motion. With club music booming over the scene, it’s a dispiriting mix of music video and Guy Ritchie knock-off. To be fair, Hyena does try…

Open Windows (2014)

As one of three movies that director Nacho Vigalondo had at Frightfest this year, Open Windows was his first English language feature film debut, obviously looking for international success by recruiting an ex – pornstar (Sasha Grey) and an…

Hyena (2014)

There are a number of shorthand ways that you could describe Hyena. It's a bit like Filth with a lot less humour. It's a Michael Mann flick, with the gloss and style replaced by a down 'n' dirty, London-based vibe. Marleybone Vice, if you…

Kill List (2011)

Ritualistic hitman buddy picture Ben Wheatley's second feature is more droll, more violent, and stranger than his debut Down Terrace but the initial sly blend of domestic and mundane with criminal and brutal remains. Wheatley has an…

Kill List (2011)

Kill List would appear to be one of those movies that has taken the festival circuit by storm and already made itself a firm favourite with horror fans. Which is strange to me because, while watching the movie, I couldn't figure out just…

Kill List (2011)

Let me start by saying this, if you like to go into a film with absolutely no prior knowledge of what it involves and what it’s little plot quirks may be, stop reading now. Kill List is arguably a film best seen with no spoilers in mind no…

Kill List (2011)

I read a lot of good things about this film on Twitter and was very excited to see this British horror film but I felt it didn’t really live up to the hype. Jay (Neil Maskell) is an ex-soldier who lives in a suburban house with his…

Wild Bill (2011)

British actor Dexter Fletcher makes his debut as director with the typically British Wild Bill. The film focuses on Bill Hayward (Charlie Creed-Miles) who has been in prison for eight years due to his 'wild' ways. Bill has been released…

Kill List (2011)

What is the appeal of hitmen in movies? Although their occupation requires the killings of others, they for the most part have a likeable presence, from the cool-outfitted Chow Yun-Fat in The Killer to the darkly humourous duo from In…