OKTOBER

Review By Paul Mount, 4 out of 5 With Britain’s TV schedules currently at an all-time low it’s refreshing to be able to get a second chance to take a look at quality drama like OKTOBER and to remember, with a shudder, that it was only made six years ago. Now we’re awash with lowbrow …

MISERY: SPECIAL EDITION

Review By Paul Mount, 4 out of 5 “I’m your number one fan.” Novelist Paul Sheldon (Caan) has made his name and his fortune by chronicling the melodramatic exploits of his Victorian heroine Misery Chastain. But his latest, just-published hardback has killed off his creation and he’s just finished writing his first non-Misery novel. On …

MILLENIUM

Review By Liam O Brien, 3 out of 5 MILLENIUM When you sit at home waiting for STAR WARS to come out on dvd, its nice to know that even though there are some big movies yet to see the light of dvd, the odd one slips through that you have never heard of but …

METROPOLIS

Review By Brian Edwards, 4 out of 5 Metropolis is the first ever big science fiction film, a German film from the 1920s this is the mother of all modern cinematic science fiction, imagery from this film has been borrowed time and time again from sources as diverse as Star Wars (just look at C3PO) …

MATINEE

Review By Paul Mount, 3.5 out of 5Handy budget-priced release for Joe Dante’s fondly-remembered but oft-forgotten 1993 homage to 1950s B-movie and the age of nuclear paranoia. Goodman plays Lawrence Woolsey, a cheesy director of cheap and cheerful horror films. He brings his circus to town for the premier of his latest film – Mant: …

ICE AGE

Review By Paul Mount, 4 out of 5 It looks very much as if the writing’s on the wall for the traditional cartoon. Just look at the box office of recent disappointments RETURN TO NEVERLAND, ATLANTIS and TREASURE PLANET. Then look at the big-hitters; the TOY STORY films, A BUG’S LIFE, ANTZ, SHREK and MONSTERS …

DECOYS

Review By Brian Edwards, 2 out of 5 Available to rent from the 16th August 2004 Ok – for a start – this film bills itself as SPECIES meets AMERICAN PIE not a promising start. The plot concerns a Canadian High School having a spate of mysterious deaths where the victims have been found frozen …

BATMAN RETURNS

Review By Liam O Brien, 4 out of 5 “Ok. . .now I’m a lil’ worriedT As its Christmas, or was as I’m writing it, I’ve decided to trawl over my video collection to find the best possible films based around the season. So far in my quest I’ve managed to turn up the excellent …

EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS

Review By Paul Mount, 3.5 out of 5 Ellory Elkayem’s affectionate homage to all those classic 1950’s mutated monster B-Movies (the best of which, THEM, is referenced here) is a bright and breezy fun romp which thrills but never chills and is an inoffensive way of wasting 95 minutes. And that’s the problem. EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS’ …

28 DAYS LATER

Review By Paul Mount, 4 out of 5 2002 is likely to be remembered ?by me at least ?as the year the British film industry put aside the crinolines and gave Hugh Grant the afternoon off and rediscovered the simple pleasures of a well-told monster movie. Hot on the heels of DOG SOLDIERS came Danny …