Category: Reviews

BIFFF 2015 Review: Mexico Barbaro (2014)

Posted on 04/26/15 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi Portmanteau films, eh? They’ve made quite the comeback in recent years and there seem to be many more due this year. Mexico Barbaro is a particularly exciting entry into this come back, showcasing as it does 8 directors from Mexico, one of many Latin American countries currently making waves in the genre. […]

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BIFFF 2015 Review: The Ninja War of Torakage (2015)

Posted on 04/25/15 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Readers, you may have been misled. When the first images and trailers for gore-meister Yoshihiro Nishimura’s latest film emerged it seemed like he might have gone a bit (only a bit, mind) more serious than his usual fare. Not so! The Ninja War of Torakage is as silly as you might expect […]

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BIFFF 2015 Review: Frankenstein (2015)

Posted on 04/24/15 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi The fact that the National Theatre and Danny Boyle’s stage version of Frankenstein still gets milked in cinemas, in its NT Live broadcast form, every Halloween, is something of a testament to the general public’s desire to see new versions of a classic and frequently adapted story. Bernard Rose, of Candyman fame, […]

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Review: III (2015)

Posted on 04/23/15 by Ben

By Tristan Bishop Despite an undeniably huge influence on the development of cinema (think Eisenstein and Tarkovsky), Russia doesn’t have a rich history of horror films, preferring to deal, at one end of the scale, with epic social(ist) realism, and on the other with lavish adaptations of classic fairytales. Whether this is down to regional […]

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Review: Thirst (2015)

Posted on 04/22/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey The things that are left unsaid can resonate even deeper than that which we put into words; oftentimes the right facial expression or gesture can more than fill in the silence. But what if you’re blind? First time Ecuadorian director Joe Houlberg’s Thirst drops his sightless central protagonist Sara (Ana Cristina Barragán, […]

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Review: Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (2014)

Posted on 04/20/15 by Ben

Blu-ray Review: Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Posted on 04/19/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea The ‘neo-giallo’ has become something of a hot filming style in recent years, and although not yet numbering as many films as the faux grindhouse trend has given us, a fair few young directors have tried to turn their hand to the heavily-stylised, aesthetically-minded ultraviolence of the giallo – with a range […]

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DVD Review: What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Posted on 04/13/15 by Ben
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By Stephanie Scaife From Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark, Boy) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) comes this delightfully absurd mockumentary about a group of vampires sharing a flat in Wellington. It’s explained to us at the beginning by Viago (Waititi) an 18th century dandy, that even though some vampires like to live in […]

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DVD Review: The Asylum (AKA Exeter/Backmask) (2014)

Posted on 04/08/15 by Ben

Comic Review: Archie vs. Predator

Posted on 04/08/15 by Keri

By Svetlana Fedotov For anyone who has ever read a comic in the past sixty years, the name Archie is synonymous with goofy teenage antics, love triangles, and cheesy quips that were never-really-that-funny-now-that-I-think-about-it. And, like any work that’s been around for as long as the graphic word itself, Archie and Co. have crossed paths with […]

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Review: Misogynist (2013)

Posted on 04/07/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea When we were approached by Michael Matteo Rossi, the director of Misogynist, he introduced the film by saying that it’s been getting a lot of attention “as the indie antidote to the Fifty Shades craze”; now, I haven’t seen Fifty Shades of Grey, but neither have I been living in a bubble […]

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Review: Volumes of Blood (2015)

Posted on 04/06/15 by Ben

Review: The Samurai (2014)

Posted on 04/06/15 by Ben

Review: Backtrack – Nazi Regression (AKA Nazi Vengeance) (2014)

Posted on 04/05/15 by Ben

DVD Review – Night of the Wolf: Late Phases (2014)

Posted on 04/02/15 by Keri

Blu-ray Review: The Boogey Man (1980)

Posted on 04/02/15 by Ben

DVD Review: The Wild Angels (1966)

Posted on 04/02/15 by Ben
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