Terri

The teen/high school/coming-of-age film has to be one of the most universal genres. It doesn’t matter if its Jim Stark (Rebel Without A Cause) or Napoleon Dynamite, films of this type elicit nostalgia, make you reminiscence and most people identify with the misfits, loners, the burgeoning sex drive or the eternal teenage struggle to be […]

Withnail & I

There are many films that underperformed on their initial release, only to find an audience with subsequent home video or DVD releases. Bladerunner and The Thing are two such examples, as is another 80s movie…Withnail & I. Released in 1987, Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I made little impact at the box office, but over time has grown in reputation. Although little […]

Attack the Gas Station

Attack the Gas Station is a South Korean teenage black comedy about four smooth-looking Korean punks who out of boredom decide to trash & rob a local gas station twice in the same week. The second time however, the owner claims he has already sent the nights earnings home with his wife so the four lads […]

The Good, The Bad And The Weird

Chang-yi Park (Byung-hun Lee) is a dangerous killer obsessed with his reputation, hired to steal a mysterious treasure map from a train in pre-World War II Manchuria. When the heist is foiled by a bounty hunter (Woo-sung Jung), oddball thief Tae-goo Yoon (Kang-ho Song) escapes with the map. Things quickly escalate and soon all three […]

Dead Set

Big Brother: like it or not, for over the last decade the reality show has become a cultural phenomenon and primetime hit viewing in almost 70 countries across the globe. For 3 months a year in the UK, our TV screens, office gossip and gutter press seemingly come under siege, as a panel of everyday […]

The Machine Girl

The Machine Girl is one of the earlier entries in the New Wave of Low Budget Japanese Splatter flicks that are gaining popularity of late. Along with such films as Tokyo Gore Police, The Nihombie trilogy (Zombie Self-Defense Force, The Girls Rebel Force of Competitive Swimmers and High School Girl Rika: Zombie Hunter), RoboGeisha and […]

Pervert!

Pervert! is a modern-day homage to the films of Sexploitation king Russ Meyer. I went into this not expecting much as I’m really not a big fan of the recent flood of “homages” and “tributes” being churned out by directors pathetically trying to cash-in on the current “retro” / “grindhouse” trend. Pervert! however, is a […]

I’m From Hollywood

I’m from Hollywood chronicles Andy Kaufman’s performances in the world of wrestling… not so much professional man on man wrestling, but Kaufman’s own inter-gender wrestling (for which he held the belt for). I’m from Hollywood was a film that Kaufman and Margulies worked on while Kaufman was still alive but was later finished after his death by Margulies […]