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Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising is the story of ‘One Eye’ a mute Scandinavian slave who frees himself from captivity in Scotland. Accompanied by the boy who bought him his slop, ‘One Eye’ ends up in tow with Crusaders making their way to the Holy Land to reclaim it ‘in the name of Christ’. I’ll start with the good […]

Bath Salt Zombies

Another great no budget effort from Dustin Wade Mills, the man behind Night Of The Tentacles, this film makes the most of its limitations, providing a fast paced, well acted (well okay, that could be pushing it), good time for fans of low budget splatter. In New York City a new drug has hit the streets, […]

The 33D Invader

From Man Kei Chin (aka Cash), esteemed director of such classless muck as Sex and Zen 2 and The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks I & II, comes this goofy softcore take on The Terminator. Opening in the year 2046, we meet our heroine Future, a nubile young thing being sent back to the year 2011 by the United […]

Livid

French writing/directing duo Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury made big waves in the horror world in 2007 when they unleashed the visceral simplicity of Inside. Virtually a one-set movie, it was effectively two women and a load of sharp implements doing battle around a house. Lean, mean and gore-soaked, Inside won acclaim from fans who […]

Armadillo

Restrepo was the war documentary that everyone was buzzing about in 2010, but in the same year another film was released: Armadillo. Restrepo (read review here followed a group of American soldiers in the Korengal Valley (Afghanistan), the film also has a book counterpart by Director Sebastian Junger called War. Restrepo received a lot of attention and acclaim, it won Grand Jury Prize and […]

The Raid

Traditionally, a movie needs certain elements to be considered great. Terrific acting. Strong characters. Superb dialogue. Original plotting. The Raid has none of these. Yet, it is most definitely great. Absolutely great. This is an action film in its purest sense, where it delivers raw thrills and none of the frills. The scenario is as […]

Tyrannosaur

When I heard that Paddy Considine was working on his directorial debut, I immediately hoped it’d be in the tradition of those other fine British actor-turned-writer/directors, Gary Oldman and Tim Roth. Both took one brief spin in the director’s chair, with Nil by Mouth and The War Zone respectively, and managed to turn out two of the hardest hitting […]

Gantz: Perfect Answer

At the conclusion of Gantz (2010), college student Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) found himself at a crossroads. After being swept up in some kind of strange contest with other people recruited apparently at the point of death, Kurono fought in the service of a large black ball called Gantz, battling aliens for ‘points’. But the […]