The Last Circus

Alex de la Iglesia is just about the textbook definition of a ‘cult’ director. First breaking through in 1993 with the sci-fi lunacy of Accion Mutante before making a splash internationally with the comedy/horror The Day of the Beast. He has forged a path of unhinged films, populated with idiosyncratic and often grotesque characters, laced […]

Halloween

Any conversation around the greatest horror films of all time will invariably include mention of 1978’s Hallowe’en. A lean, mean, straight razor of a film, this surprise underground hit launched the careers of Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter and sculpted the template for the modern slasher film. What followed was a massive boom in […]

The Double

It’s easy to wonder if there’s a ‘better you’ out there. One who made different choices, one who was braver, one who works out and eats well, one who studies hard, one who takes that risk. It’s easy to wonder if your life would be better if you just were more outgoing, more confident, more […]

Frank

ORDER DVD Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is not where he wants to be. Living with his parents, working in an office, but dreaming of music, he walks home each day trying in vain to come up with songs. Hell, he even barely has any followers on Twitter.

Only Lovers Left Alive

Eve (Tilda Swinton) and her lover Adam (Tom Hiddleston) are vampires. She reclines in Tangier while he hides himself away in a crumbling house in Detroit. She is an avid reader, capable of devouring entire books in a matter of minutes while music is his poison, both listening and creating. Both have negotiated dignified ways […]

Legacy of Thorn

ORDER DVD The seemingly-unkillable slasher is virtually the default horror icon of modern times. The hulking, slow-walking masked menace cutting a swathe through teenagers has been a standby of the genre ever since Michael Myers first stepped out in Autumn in Haddonfield. These figures, like Freddy and Jason, are the poster boys for horror and […]

The Raid 2

ORDER DVD  / ORDER BLU-RAY The Raid hit action fans like a bomb in 2012. The Indonesian crime flick had as simple a set-up as could be imagined – a handful of cops have to fight their way through a multi-storey tenement building searching for both escape and the crime boss at the top (such […]

The Station

ORDER DVD A remote frozen station of scientists discover something in the ice that first strikes their resident dog before then preying on them in all its twisted, unnatural forms. Yeah, John Carpenter’s The Thing is great movie. And apparently the makers of Austrian horror The Station thought so, too, because that is also the […]

Blue Ruin

A mysterious homeless man learns that a convicted double-murderer is being released from prison. Wordlessly, but with determination, he begins a plot to assassinate the murderer. Little does he know that his decision will start a chain of vengeance that will spiral rapidly out of his control.

Short Term 12

Grace (Brie Larson) is in charge of Short Term 12, a temporary facility for disadvantaged youths. Along with her boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher Jr) and her staff, she helps children of broken homes or children of no homes at all as they try to adjust to the world. The foster-care facility, though, battles with young […]

Punk and Disorderly

ORDER DVD Formed officially in 2002, the annual Punk & Disorderly festival in Germany has become one of the biggest events on the international stage for punk bands. Primarily made up of German and older UK acts, the fest has gone from strength to strength as the years have gone on. This two-disc DVD documents […]

Pop Skull

ORDER DVD For Daniel (Lane Hughes) life is at a crossroads. His existence in blue collar Alabama suffered a huge body blow when he was dumped by his girlfriend Natalie (Maggie Henry). While she is off with her new actor boyfriend, Daniel seeks solace in over-the-counter drugs and pills. Unfortunately for Daniel, the self-medication backfires. […]