Guillermo del Toro returned in 2008 to continue his Hellboy story. With the minor success of the 2004 original, and being general critically well received it was decided that a sequel would be made. Once again it was written and directed by Del Toro from the original idea and comic books […]

Hellboy II

Some people may think that having an alternative black & white version of a film is a bit snobbish or somehow doesn’t reflect well on the original colour version but I’m not one of those people. If the director’s vision that the film is that it is black & white […]

Logan Noir Edition

Matt Graver: You’re going to help us start a war. Alejandro: With who? Matt Graver: Everyone. No rules this time. With this kind of sentiment and a bombastic trailer it wouldn’t be unexpected to think that Sicario 2: Soldado would be action-packed, ramping up the conflict from Denis Villeneuve’s original Sicario. What transpires, […]

Sicario 2: Soldado

The Lighthouse is written and directed by Chris Crow and retells the story of the Smalls Island lighthouse incident in 1801 which altered the way lighthouses were run from that moment until their automation in the 1980s Built in 1775-76, it is a ramshackle-like structure that belies the strength needed […]

The Lighthouse

Not being an established name, you may not have heard of Stefano Sollima before. He certainly isn’t a prolific film-maker even in his home country of Italy, but he does seem to have found himself a very interesting niche within which he very competently goes about exploring with his work. […]

Stefano Sollima Profile

This, in case you can’t tell from the title, is a violent revenge thriller! Jennifer (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) is brought by Richard (Kevin Janssens) to his swanky country retreat for some “alone time”, away from his wife, and all appears to be perfect for both of them. However, when […]


When two young boys go missing exploring the famously spooky Gonjiam Asylum whilst trying to open the never-been-opened Room 402 (and have recorded it and uploaded it to YouTube) it inspires the host of Horror Times, a ghost and paranormal hunting/investigation program, to look into this place and its history. […]

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

The hopes were high for this one. With an excellent first trailer and a good amount of hype surrounding the film and the performances, I was hoping for a really good, effective horror experience. Did it live up to this early promise? Starting with Annie Graham (Toni Collette) eulogising at […]


After the success of their foray into computer-animation in the shape of the Shrek trilogy and Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation in 2008 brought about the introduction of a new kind of hero. A panda. But not just any old panda, this is a panda who knows kung fu. A Kung Fu Panda if you […]

Kung Fu Panda