‘Last Night in Soho’ is a Creepy and Captivating Celebration of Italian Horror (Review)

‘Last Night in Soho’ is a Creepy and Captivating Celebration of Italian Horror (Review)

Giallos are far from the most accessible horror subgenre; a lot of them are often sold as straightforward horror films but end up being slow-burn mysteries with little gore and suspense until the third act, while the journeys within them are populated with several jarring mood changes and shifts in tone. Leave it to the genius of writer-director Edgar Wright and co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns to make the genre accessible for general American audiences with Last Night In Soho, a mesmerizing, engrossing and eerie mystery-horror film that wears its Italian giallo influences on its sleeve, takes viewers back in time to 1960s London with a massive, energetic soundtrack, and is as wondrous as it is unnerving thanks to creative visuals. 

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Official Secrets is a Timely, Suspenseful Thriller With Stellar Storytelling (Review)

Official Secrets is a Timely, Suspenseful Thriller With Stellar Storytelling (Review)

Ever since receiving critical and awards-season accolades for Tsotsi in 2006, writer/director Gavin Hood has carved a niche for himself in making suspenseful political thrillers, and his latest film, Official Secrets, is another solid entry into the genre. Based on the actual events surrounding real-life whistleblower Katharine Gun, her story has been adapted into a gripping, suspenseful film worth your time and attention for its ominous visuals, engaging performances from its cast led by Keira Knightley, and an eye-opening look at the lengths to which everyone involved went on all sides of Katharine’s case to stand up for what’s right. Read more

Patient Zero is What 28 Days Later Would Look Like if it Were Remade by Idiots (Review)

Patient Zero is What 28 Days Later Would Look Like if it Were Remade by Idiots (Review)

Patient Zero is directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky and stars Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Clive Standen and Agyness Deyn. The film is available now on Demand with a limited theatrical release planned for September 14, 2018. Here is my review: Read more

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: A Perfect Marriage Between Period Piece & Zombie Film [Review]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: A Perfect Marriage Between Period Piece & Zombie Film [Review]

This was the first on my 2016 list of movies I wanted to see and it did not disappoint.   I admit that I’m biased – it’s a zombie film and it’s British.  I loved the idea of this film so much that I might have decided that I liked the film before I even saw it.  It’s so clever! What I was not expecting was how perfectly the theme of Zombie Apocalypse could be patched into a Jane Austin novel.   It’s a parody but it actually stands on its own as a fully functional film.   Read more

Army of Terminators Invade LA as Terminator Genisys is Now Available on Blu-ray & Digital HD

Army of Terminators Invade LA as Terminator Genisys is Now Available on Blu-ray & Digital HD

From Paramount Pictures and director Alan Taylor comes the next instalment of the Terminator film franchise – Terminator Genisys. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-Hun, J.K. Simmons and Matt Smith, the film is available on Blu-ray November 10th.

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Terminator Genisys: How Impressive Special Effects Saved a Doomed Film [Blu-ray Review]

Terminator Genisys: How Impressive Special Effects Saved a Doomed Film [Blu-ray Review]

From Paramount Pictures and director Alan Taylor comes the next instalment of the Terminator film franchise – Terminator Genisys. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-Hun, J.K. Simmons and Matt Smith, the film is available on Blu-ray November 10th.

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