Return to Oz (1985): Looking back at Disney’s dark classic

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Return to Oz (1985)

Return to Oz is a title that comes with a lot of baggage. Frightening childhood memories, a confused critical reaction and a now adult cult following — it’s…

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Akira (1988): Revisiting the classic anime 26 years later

Friday, June 27, 2014
Akira (1988)

In 1988, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira hit cinema screens across the world, challenging North American ideas about what a ‘cartoon’ could and should be, and becoming the vanguard for anime…

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13 Assassins (2011) Review: ‘He who values his life dies a dog’s death’

Friday, May 30, 2014
13 Assassins (2011)

Honour, duty, and glorious death in the service of one’s Lord. These are the calling cards of the Samurai film genre and 13 Assassins has them all –…

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Vampire Circus (1972) Review: Classic Hammer horror in the Gothic style

Friday, January 31, 2014
Vampire Circus (1972)

Vampire Circus (1972) When a sinister travelling carnival called the Circus of Night comes to the weary and plague-stricken town of Schtettel, the townsfolk, haunted by memories of…

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Cyborg (1989) Review: A Van Damme good post-apocalyptic action flick

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Cyborg (1989) Review

Cyborg (1989) In a desolate future world of anarchy and violence, mercenary “slinger” Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) battles a post-apocalyptic gang of marauders lead by the vicious…

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Carnival of Souls (1962) Review: A classic kind of horror

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Carnival of Souls (1962)

  Carnival of Souls (1962) After mysteriously emerging from a horrific car wreck that should have killed her, church organist Mary Henry is haunted by the ghoulish face…

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They Live (1988) Review: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” That now iconic line helped define one the most influential and best…

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The Firm (1989) Review: The Gary Oldman soccer hooligan movie that started it all

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Firm (1989)

The Firm (1989) The popularity of films on soccer hooliganism is hard to measure by traditional methods. Hooligan movies rarely show outside of UK cinemas, box office receipts…

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Unleashed (2005) Review: Bob Hoskins and Jet Li – who’d have thought?

Friday, June 28, 2013
Unleashed (2005)

Unleashed, a.k.a Danny the Dog (2005) Enslaved, tortured and conditioned like an animal in a cage since childhood, Danny (Jet Li) is a human attack dog. Beaten and…

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Pathfinder (2007) review: Who needs historical accuracy anyway?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Pathfinder (2007)

Pathfinder (2007) In a pre-European North America – let’s just say AD 1000 –  the adolescent survivor of a doomed Viking raiding party is found and raised by Native…

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