Tag: Revenge

Lake Bodom

Masterfully blends suspense with breakneck violence to produce what is perhaps one of the best teen slashers of the 21st century.

/ May 18, 2017

Some Kind of Hate

Beautifully filmed, with a bleak karmic mantra that makes for a frequently intense viewing experience.

/ May 6, 2016

Estranged

Could have been so much more, but still an alluring watch which bursts with style and vengeful violence.

/ April 6, 2016

Landmine Goes Click

An almost perfect exercise in queasy tension, but would benefit from a tighter script and better characterisation.

/ March 2, 2016

Prime Cuts: Vol. 1

Rawly sketched artwork complements the abstract plot line, which will please the exploitation and pulp fiction aficionado.

/ January 18, 2016

The Seasoning House

A sense of conviction and commitment to realism prevents the film from seeming an exercise in exploitation.

/ June 16, 2013

The Harsh Light of Day

An arduous affair with a cringeworthy script that provides no value for the subgenres it attempts to straddle.

/ September 28, 2012

The Reverend

Bordering on unbearable, The Reverend pushes the limits of patience, the script basic and the acting self-consciously bad.

/ July 31, 2012

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.

/ March 19, 2012

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.

/ May 28, 2011

7 Days

A masterpiece that will make the world sit up and take notice of what is the perfect portrayal of the psychology of a man.

/ May 1, 2011

Confessions

A cruel indictment on contemporary Japanese youth and their despondency, which unravels its cruel web satisfactorily.

/ April 30, 2011