The Fly Review

The Fly Studios: Brooksfilms, SLM Production Group Publisher: 20th Century Fox Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview When it comes to director’s who defined the world of cinematic horror, David Cronenberg is a name that would certainly be crop up as one of the top entries. His style of body horror was so distinct and ground-breaking that it is now commonly referred to as “Cronenbergian”...

Gremlins Review

Gremlins Studios: Amblin Entertainment Publisher: Warner Brothers Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The urban legend of gremlins grew out of superstitions of WW2 air crews who attributed mechanical failures in aircraft to the malicious attentions of these tiny monsters. These were the same guys who came up with the idea of ‘Murphy’s law’ wherein anything that can go wrong, according...

In The House Season 0.1 Lineup Announced

The charming folks over at In The House just announced their new line-up for the upcoming Season 0.1. We’ve reviewed the last couple of seasons and had a grand old time watching everything from Boyz N the Hood to Aliens. Season 0 of 2016 isn’t quite over yet and they’re still doing screenings of From Dusk Till Dawn next week and Gremlins on the 16th of December. Here is the list of fil...

Aliens Review

  Aliens Studios: Brandywine Productions, 20th Century Fox Publisher: 20th Century Fox Format: Cinema Release Date: Out now Overview In the interest of transparency – Aliens is my favourite movie, hands down, and I could not be more excited to see it on the big screen, just as it had originally aired 30 years ago. Or at least, not quite as it originally had. In The House treated us to the Di...

The Thing Review

The Thing Studios: The Producer Circle Company, Peregrine Productions Hawk Films Publisher: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I am, when it comes to cinema, an absolute coward. I specifically cannot stand horror films and am the first to run for the covers whenever the music starts to build even slightly. As a film geek, however, that simply will not do. Luckily f...

The Shining Review

The Shining Studios: The Turman-Foster Company Publisher: Warner Bros Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Straight off the uncanny experience of watching The Thing, I went to the In the House screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Kubrick is considered a master of cinema and I have examined his work previously here as a part of the Niche 505 program which the folks at George St c...

Boyz n the Hood Review

Boyz n the Hood Studios: Columbia Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Before being called up to review Boyz n the Hood, I had never heard of it nor knew of its prominence. I’m a fan of television dramas such as The Wire and the recently released Luke Cage which both deal with life as working class/underclass African-Americans but somehow missed hearing about this film which w...

The Godfather Review

The Godfather Studios: Alfran Productions Publisher: Paramount Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is considered one of the cinema’s dramatic masterpieces. Helmed by a master auteur, the admittedly lacklustre original novel by Mario Puzo was turned into grand tragedy for the silver screen. It’s an epic exploring themes of family loyalty, h...

Leon the Professional Review

Leon the Professional Studios: Les Films Du Dauphin, Gaumont Publisher: Buena Vista International Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview I’ll be honest and say that before I was called upon to watch Léon the Professional for work, I did not know much about Luc Besson’s work besides The Fifth Element. Leon was his immediate directorial project previous to Fifth Element and that it apparen...

Serenity Review

Serenity Studios: Universal Pictures Platforms: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview The Firefly tv series is an interesting example of how a strong and imaginative concept with solid execution can carve out a dedicated fan base even after a limited run. This same fandom, who were dazzled by the unique mix of cowboy Western tropes in a science-fiction setting, was able to garner enough support to...

Donnie Darko Review

Donnie Darko Studio: Flower Films Publisher: Newmarket Films Format: Cinema Release Date: Out Now Overview Donnie Darko is one of those films that you hear about as a teenager as being this crazy, mind-bending puzzle of a film. When actually watch it, you realise that that reputation is absolutely well deserved. This film was pretty much the Inception of my (and a lot of other people’s) youth with...

Big Trouble in Little China Review

Big Trouble in Little China Studios: TAFT Entertainment Pictures, SLM Production Group Publisher: 20th Century Fox Format: Cinema Release Date: Out now Overview Although it is not entirely clear how or why a film develops a cult following, the works of director John Carpenter (more often than not) appear to have the unique quality required to do so. His body of work includes cult classics like Esc...

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