D. Kerry Prior's limited experience mostly lies in SFX, but you wouldn't know it from what is perfect comedy timing.
A Horrible Way to Die
A non-linear approach wears thin, initial intrigue giving way to frustration as the story continually dances away with the cuts.
There is probably a good film hidden somewhere in here, but the entire experience feels like a waste of time.
John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe is immensely watchable, but the story is downgraded to a bog-standard thriller.
Effectively creates tension to complement an overall creepiness, to deliver a climax that keeps the viewer in the dark.
Grindhouse Trailer Classics 3
Nucleus Films continue their mission to educate the masses on the concept of the grindhouse subgenre. Go purchase.
The central story is drowned in subplot after subplot, red herrings running amok to the point of frustration.
The Human Centipede 2
Laurence R. Harvey turns in an excellent performance, but there is no escaping the knowledge of a rapidly hashed idea.
A truly effective film that will stay with you long after the credits roll; to have achieved this in a debut is quite remarkable.
Straw Dogs (1971)
This 40th anniversary edition, hosting a plethora of extras, is surely one of the year's most essential releases.
Straw Dogs (2011)
The dumbing down of the violence to tiresome torture porn, robs it of its parallel to David Sumner's psychological shift.
The raison d'être is ludicrous and sewn up in minutes, but the cast is very good, as is the cinematography and symbolism.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Not quite as funny as you’d expect if you have seen the shorts, the film plays it straight.
An interesting statement on misogyny, albeit subtle as a sledgehammer — but then, this is from Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum.
A required watch for fans of Frank Darabont, creator of The Walking Dead, if only to see what a difference 20 years can make.
Believes itself brutal, when in reality a small number of strong images are tied loosely together with a basic story.
A disappointing film with a script that is too basic for any kind of social commentary Kevin Smith may have been aiming for.
The Graveyard Poet
Writer Steve Santini possesses no talent whatsoever, prompting the begging of life's most simple, yet profound question: why?
The Silent House
Florencia Colucci is superb, easily shouldering the film. Also impressive is some genuine creepiness courtesy of clever lighting.
In conversation with Hammer CEO Simon Oakes on his long-term plans for the studio and business strategy.
Seeing the Devil
Actor Lee Byung-hun discusses his performance in Kim Jee-woon's I Saw the Devil, and plans for directing film.
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated
Despite the odd flare of brilliance, the concept fails. For rabid collectors only.
All a rather predictable outcome that doesn't offer anything we've not seen before, but Anthony Hopkins saves it.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
The cartoon violence on display here completely removes all sense of realism, shoving the film into torture porn territory.
Let Me In
The performances are faultless, but clumsy CGI removes the delicateness that had us so in love with the original.
A mixed bag and too ambitious for so early in a career, however Guillem Morales should be noted for the future.
5150 Elm’s Way
A confused affair that is a bizarre mishmash of clashing styles, with the barest of subplot revealed in just one line of dialogue.
A masterpiece that will make the world sit up and take notice of what is the perfect portrayal of the psychology of a man.
A timeless and sublime masterpiece that presents an incredibly intelligent and moving picture of psychological struggle.
Attack the Block
Stands on its own two feet amongst the usual Brit comedy suspects, which is largely due to its cast of unknowns.
This low-budget indie is a star turn, with a clever, funny script that shows life from the point of view of the zombie.
An interesting and refreshing take on your standard toothy yarn, but the author lacks the ability to drive his purpose home.
Dear Mr. Gacy
Low budget, not particularly well acted and with a basic script, yet somehow, this film manages to elicit goosebumps.
How to Speak Zombie: A Guide for the Living
There are many zombie survival guides out there. But do any of them teach you how to speak zombie?
We Are What We Are
Deftly balances a horror premise with the politics of a family drama, marking Jorge Michel Grau as a filmmaker to watch.
With nicely subtle handling of its occult element, the film slowly builds an atmosphere and is more chilling as a result.