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The Wages of Fear by James-Masaki Ryan (22nd October 2017)

"The Wages of Fear" AKA "Le salaire de la peur" (1953) In a rural South American town, the Southern Oil Company employs the locals as well as European and American expats who are looking for work. Frenchman Jo (played by Charles Vanel) arrives new into town looking to work together with his old American pal O'Brien (played by William Tubbs) who is the boss of the oil company branch, though he finds that getting a good opportunity with his friend does not go accordingly. Fellow Frenchman Mario (played by Yves Montand) who has been in town for some time helps out Jo in getting settled and finding work, but with one more person looking for work means limited amount of work for the rest of the people. Tragedy and opportunity strikes when an explosion occurs in one of the oil fields and thirteen local workers were killed. Before anyone can go back to the site for work the fire must be put out, but water is not enough. O'Brien needs to recruit four workers to make a dangerous delivery - canisters of nitroglycerin to deliver to th...


Blood Feast AKA Egyptian Blood Feast AKA Feast Of Flesh (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (21st October 2017)

Blood Feast (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1963) Demented caterer Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) has, hidden in the backroom of his small store in Miami, a shrine to the Egyptian goddess Ishtar. When he is approached by Mrs Dorothy Fremont (Lyn Bolton) – the mother of Egyptology student Suzette Fremont (Connie Mason) – and asked to arrange a party for Suzette, Ramses seizes the chance to resurrect the ancient rite of the ‘blood feast’: in Ancient Egypt, Ishtar’s worshippers would stage a feast in honour of the goddess, an orgy of bloodshed and cannibalism in which the sect’s priestesses were slaughtered and their flesh and blood consumed, culminating in the goddess’ symbolic embodiment through the high priestess. Ramses is also the author of a specialist tome, Ancient Weird Religious Rites, and he selects those who write to him requesting a copy of his book as his victims – the equivalent of the Ancient Egyptian priestesses who were slaughtered in honour of Ishtar. One by one, Ramses visits his victims and murders them, taking limbs and organs and re...


Scum of the Earth (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (21st October 2017)

Blood Feast (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1963) Demented caterer Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) has, hidden in the backroom of his small store in Miami, a shrine to the Egyptian goddess Ishtar. When he is approached by Mrs Dorothy Fremont (Lyn Bolton) – the mother of Egyptology student Suzette Fremont (Connie Mason) – and asked to arrange a party for Suzette, Ramses seizes the chance to resurrect the ancient rite of the ‘blood feast’: in Ancient Egypt, Ishtar’s worshippers would stage a feast in honour of the goddess, an orgy of bloodshed and cannibalism in which the sect’s priestesses were slaughtered and their flesh and blood consumed, culminating in the goddess’ symbolic embodiment through the high priestess. Ramses is also the author of a specialist tome, Ancient Weird Religious Rites, and he selects those who write to him requesting a copy of his book as his victims – the equivalent of the Ancient Egyptian priestesses who were slaughtered in honour of Ishtar. One by one, Ramses visits his victims and murders them, taking limbs and organs and re...


This is Us: Season One by Eric Cotenas (17th October 2017)

After some philosophical claptrap that allies the show to other television shows and films with intertwining stories making statements about fate and the inner connectedness of people, the series lights upon three seemingly disparate characters on their shared thirty-sixth birthday: overweight and single Kate (American Horror Story: Freak Show's Chrissy Metz) who injures herself falling off of a scale, financially successful but spiritually bereft TV star Kevin (Smallville's Justin Hartley) as he suffers a meltdown and walks off the set of his show "The Manny" (with guest star Alan Thicke as himself), and executive family man Randall (American Crime Story's Sterling K. Brown) on the other side of the country as he finally tracks down father William H...


Fish Called Wanda (A) (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (17th October 2017)

A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988) In London, American con artist Wanda Gershwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) teams up with Cockney gangster George Thomason (Tom Georgeson), animal lover Ken Pile (Michael Palin), and nihilist hitman Otto (Kevin Kline). The group stage an armed robbery, stealing precious diamonds. Betrayed by Wanda and Otto, who to Ken and George present themselves as siblings (though in reality they are lovers), George is arrested and put on trial. However, before he is captured George seizes the opportunity to hide the diamonds in a new location, in a hotel near Heathrow airport, trusting Ken with the key. George’s defence barrister is Archie Leach (John Cleese), who lives a repressed and stereotypically English sexless marriage to his wife Wendy (Maria Aitken). Believing that getting clo...


Channel Zero: Season One - Candle Cove by Eric Cotenas (16th October 2017)

The return of New York child psychologist Mike Painter (Parks and Recreations's Paul Schneider) to his hometown of Iron Hill, Ohio twenty-eight years after "The Iron Hill" murders of five local children, the last of which was his twin brother Eddie (Knuckleball's Luca Villacis). While four bodies were found hanging from a tree with their teeth missing, Eddie's body was never found. No sooner does he reconnect with old friends Sheriff Gary Yolen (ARQ's Shaun Benson), his wife and Mike's childhood crush Jessica (The Strain's Natalie Brown), deputy Tim Hazel (The Pinkertons' ...


Tokyo Godfathers by James-Masaki Ryan (15th October 2017)

“Tokyo Godfathers” 「東京ゴッドファーザーズ」(2003) Gin (voiced by Toru Emori) is a middle aged alcoholic and gambling addict. Hana (played by Yoshiaki Umegaki) is a former drag queen. Miyuki (played by Aya Okamoto) is a rebellious teen. The three couldn’t be more different but they have one thing in common - they are homeless living in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. On Christmas Eve while digging through trash they find something very unexpected - an abandoned baby. With snow falling and temperature freezing, the three try to take care of the baby girl by bringing her back to their tent in the park and deciding on what to do. In the baby’s cradle were paperwork, a locker key, and clues to the identities of her parents. The three set out on a quest across Tokyo with their limited resources to reunite the baby with the parents, but the journey does not go according to plan. “Tokyo Godfathers” is loosely based on the 1913 novel “Three ...


Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask by James-Masaki Ryan (15th October 2017)

"Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask" (1995) Frantz Omar Fanon was born on the 20th of July 1925 on the French island of Martinique. Growing up on a colonized island in a middle class family of mixed black, Indian, and white blood, he was fortunate enough to be educated at the most prestigious school in Martinique which led to Fanon studying medicine and psychiatry in France. In 1952 he wrote his first book, "Black Skin, White Masks" ("Peau noire, masques blancs"), about colonialism and the psychological effects on black people. Deeply anti-racist and anti-colonial,it was a monumental work that was not fairly appreciated on first printing. Fanon was a man of science while also an activist. He joined the liberation army of Algeria during their war for independence and also serving as ambassador to Ghana in his life. In 1961 his book "The Wretched of the Earth" ("Les damnés de la terre") was published, again dealing with colonization, but this time about the effects of independence. Sadly it would be his last work to be published as he died on the 6th of December, 1961 from Leukemia. He was only 36 yea...


Suffer Little Children: Strong Uncut Version by Anthony Arrigo (15th October 2017)

When it comes to suffering at the hands of Dark Lord Satan, why should adults have all the fun? Severin once again plumbs the depths of depravity, delivering yet another fun-filled freak-out from Intervision, “Suffer Little Children” (1983). This rarely-seen shot-on-video (S.O.V.) school production (!) from the U.K. did a little suffering of its own once it finally scored a release in its native land, losing around two minutes to censors and living in obscurity for the past 30+ years. The version being released on DVD is now fully uncut, allowing modern audiences to revel in the production values afforded by a school budget and a consumer grade camcorder. One afternoon at the Sullivan Children’s Home, a young mute girl named Elizabeth (Nicola Diana) appears on the front porch with no proper identification. Maurice (Colin Chamberlain) and Jenny (Ginny Rose), the owners, agree to take her in and try to find out where she has come from. Elizabeth is a quiet loner, though her shyness belies something powerful hidden within – telekinesis and a fondness for black magic. While Maurice and Jen...


Pop Aye by Robert Segedy (15th October 2017)

The pursuit of the past can lead us down some strange and unfamiliar paths; director Kristen Tan explores that sentiment in this film about a man, Thana (Thaneth Warakulnukroh) whose life is at a crossroads of sort, and he reunites with an elephant (Bong) from his days as a boy, and together they return to the city of his birthplace. Elephants are fascinating creatures and they are highly intelligent as well; the elephant in this film is named Popeye and it is through a chance encounter with Thana that both their lives are forever changed. The film begins with a shot of Thana and his boss being interviewed for an early morning talk show in Bangkok and the topic being discussed is the slated destruction of a shopping mall that was Thana’s first successful project twenty years ago. Thana’s boss is the son of the man that hired him, but Junior is certainly not like his father was, and Thana realizes that he is being squeezed out from the firm. The unspoken message of the film is “out with the old and in with the new” and it applies in more than just Thana’s employment situation; Bo (


Roy Colt and Winchester Jack by Eric Cotenas (14th October 2017)

Bosom buddies Roy Colt (The Devil's Honey's Brett Halsey) and Winchester Jack (I am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin's Charles Southwood) frequently trade leadership of their outlaw gang by brawling; but this time winner Roy decides to give up outlaw life for something more respectable. As Jack and company plot a stagecoach robbery, Roy rides into Karton City just in time to come to the aid of crippled banker Samuel (Day of Anger's Giorgio Gargiullo) when his vengeful former partner appears demanding a treasure map. Samuel rewards Roy by hiring him to see the stagecoach safely back to Karton with the deposits for his bank. Meanwhile, a wistful Jack just happens to be a romantic mood when he rescues Indian woman Manila (...


Don't Torture a Duckling AKA Non si sevizia un paperino AKA Don't Torture Donald Duck AKA Fanatismo by Paul Lewis (11th October 2017)

Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972) In an Apulian village, the local ‘witch’, Maciara (Florinda Bolkan), digs frantically with her hands, disinterring the skeletal remains of an infant. Later, a group of boys from the village spy on prostitutes from the city, who have met with their clients at the ‘haunted house’ – a derelict building in the countryside. Returning home, one of the boys, Michele Spriano, is teased by his mother’s employer Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet), a young woman from the city who has been sent by her father to live in his rural villa owing to her drug habit. Patrizia, who employs Michele’s mother as a housekeeper, allows Michele to see herself naked. Meanwhile, one of Michele’s friends, twelve year old Bruno Lo Cascio, disappears. Bruno’s father (Andrea Aureli) receives a telephone call demanding a ransom of six million lire in exchange for Bruno. Working with the police, who are aided by a detective ...


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: One More Time With Feeling by James-Masaki Ryan (8th October 2017)

“Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: One More Time with Feeling” (2016) Around 6 pm on July 14th, 2015, a group of teenagers at the top of a cliff at Ovingdean Gap in Brighton, UK decided to experiment with LSD for the first time. One of the teenagers climbed over the fence while tripping out, lost his balance, and fell from the 60 foot cliff onto an overpass. Taken to Royal Sussex County hospital, he was declared dead at 7:08pm from head injuries from the fall. Arthur Cave was only 15 years old. He is survived by his twin brother Earl, his model wife Susie Bick, and his musician father Nick Cave. A lyricist, vocalist, and musician with a career spanning from the 1970s to present day, Nick Cave has challenged listeners to dark, emotional content though his bands The Birthday Party, Grinderman, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds exploring a variety of music genres over the years. From dark punk, goth rock, industrial noise, p...


John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs by James-Masaki Ryan (7th October 2017)

“John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs” (2017) An Academy Award winning director. Led seven actors to receive Academy Award nominations. The director of the most successful independent film on 1970. Cast Daniel Craig his first feature film role. The director of “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid”. With all that on one resume you would expect the average film watcher to know him by name. But even when you mention the name John G. Avildsen, even critics must think for a moment on who that is. Born on December 21st 1935, the Illinois native was only 34 years old when his second feature film “Joe” broke box office records. Produced on a miniscule budget of $106,000, the starring independent film grossed $26 million theatrically, becoming the highest grossing independent film of the year, and winning accolades especially for star Peter Boyle. Controversial as the subjec...


The Game Changer by Robert Segedy (7th October 2017)

I must admit that I am a fan of the old Warner Brothers Studios gangster films from the 1930’s like "The Public Enemy" (1931), "Angeles with Dirty Faces" (1938), and "The Roaring Twenties" (1939). Gangsters that talk tough and back up their words with a hail of bullets from a smoking Tommy gun, car chases with guys leaning out the windows with pistols blazing at the cops, sultry lounge singers that slink around looking posh; yeah, the whole nine yards of gangster film clichés, but at the heart of those films is a certain intensity and a skewed integrity. Crime pays but only for a little while and that is while you are on top of the heap, until your best friend gives you the double-cross and steals your girl, putting a bullet in your chest for your trouble. Then some other guy is the big flavor of the month until the latest hit takes him out of action as well. No one ever happily retires from a life of crime and the only proper way to go out is in a blaze of glory, lock, stock and two smoking barrels. “Top of the world, ma. Top of the world” while all around you the world is a burning hell of tortured greed and short term destiny. That is why I was impressed by Xixi Gao’s version of t...


The Final Master by Robert Segedy (7th October 2017)

This film is unique in several ways: it is set during the transnational time period of 1932, before the start of World War II, when the military had started to involve themselves in the formation of martial arts schools. It involves the extensive use of weaponry; one participant states that “fist fighting is boring; let’s fight with knives.” The arsenal utilized is extensive indeed, ranging from bamboo poles to dragon poles with a pair of butterfly knives at the ends to mammoth knives that must be used with two hands because they are the size of a small child. It is in terms of plot, where "The Final Master" loses a step and falters. I had made it halfway through the film when I realized that I had lost track of the many threads that make up the story and I was struggling to understand who was doing what to whom and why. But then along would come another exciting fight, with knives, and I would be okay with that, and sucked back into the action on the screen. So fans of linear plot development may balk at this one, but martial arts enthusiasts will be delighted with Haofeng Xu’s detailed attention to the fight scenes and the costumes. And knives, lots and lots of badass weaponry i...


Legends of Tomorrow AKA DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rob Hunt (5th October 2017)

A spin-off from the Arrowverse, the first season of Legends of Tomorrow featured a number of characters that have shown up in Arrow (and The Flash) joining Time Master Rip Hunter on a time-travelling mission to avenge his family's murders. Following the demise of the Time Masters, the group sets out to protect the timeline themselves. This open-ended task allows for all manner of crazy and wild adventures through space and time, and an excuse to make full use of the costume department as the group travel to different decades and cultures in a variety of self-contained stories that contribute to a larger whole, especially with the key season arc relating to the Spear of Destiny, with a few familiar faces from the Arrowverse teaming up to form the adversarial Legion of Doom. In some ways it's a pleasant surprise that Legends of Tomorrow got renewed, although not hugely surprising given the tie-ins made to the Arrowverse (exemplified in the four-show crossover, the concluding part of which is Legends of Tomorrow's episode "Invasion!") and the fact that it seems almost every TV series that aired on The CW that year in the US got a renewal (by no means a bad thing, since each of the shows deserved it). In Legends of Tomorrow, the DC...


Lucifer: Season 2 (TV) by Rob Hunt (5th October 2017)

Very loosely based on a Neil Gaiman character, the Lucifer TV series started off with a decent pilot, but looked like it would just be a novelty procedural police drama. Thankfully for those who stuck with it, it became more than just that, with some excellent story arcs and a wonderful performance by Tom Ellis in the lead role. Having found its groove, the show has taken the loose adaptation and made it its own, exploring a variety of themes in the second season - most notably Lucifer's mother, but also putting in a wonderfully eccentric character in Ella, the department's new forensic scientist who happens to have a Christian faith. Similarly to Gotham, another DC venture that airs on the US channel FOX, Lucifer's second season was poorly scheduled and broken up, with the first 13 episodes airing as expected, followed by a 3-month gap, leaving time only for five more episodes of Lucifer to air (the planned 22-episode run becoming 18 episodes). Thankfully for fans, the remaining four episodes are set to be carried over to this year's run, giving a full 26 episodes in the 2017-2018 season. This also means that the out-of-the-blue twist at the end of this season may not have been intended as the season finale, although it will l...


Ruby by Eric Cotenas (2nd October 2017)

In 1935, the Dade County Gang committed their last murder, that of fellow member Nicky Rocco (Sal Vecchio) in front of singer Ruby (Carrie's Piper Laurie) who gave birth to his child that very night. Sixteen years later, Ruby has made a home of the old roadhouse – with mute daughter Leslie (Humongous' Janit Baldwin) and blind, invalid former gangster Jake (The Prisoner of Shark Island's Fred Kohler Jr.) – and has opened up a drive-in movie theater next to the swamps in which her lover's body still rests. In her employ are the old members of the gang who she took in upon their individual releases from prison. When alcoholic projectionist Jess (The Green Berets' ...


Tout va bien AKA All's Well AKA Just Great AKA Crepa Padrone, Tutto Va Bene (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (2nd October 2017)

Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard, 1972) Four years after May 1968, American journalist Susan Dewitt (Jane Fonda), working for the American Broadcasting System, and her husband Jacques (Yves Montand), a director of television commercials, are sent to cover a strike at a butcher’s where the workers have taken their manager, Marco Guidotti (Vittorio Caprioli), hostage. The workers decide to also take Susan and Jacques hostage. Even amongst the protesting workers, however, there is dissent within the ranks: the CGT shop steward criticises the actions of more militant Maoists, which he suggests have put the kibosh on any constructive talks between managers and workers. Meanwhile, Guidotti cannot comprehend the complaints of the workers. Eventually, Susan and Jacques are released, though they disagree in their responses to their captors’ beliefs. Jacques, a former intellectual and radical who has ‘sold out’ and is now making commercials for D...


Supergirl: Season 2 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rob Hunt (1st October 2017)

After starting out its first year on one of the big four US networks (CBS), the fate of Supergirl was in the balance when it came to renewals. A DC production that had been developed by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (of Arrowverse fame), it was of no surprise to find CBS' sister channel The CW pick it up to fall neatly into place with its existing lineup of Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The move to The CW would have implications on the show's production too, however, moving from an LA shoot to Vancouver, where the Arrowverse series were being filmed, to keep the costs down. This also meant a lesser role for the scene-stealing Calista Flockhart, as Kara Danvers' (Supergirl's) boss, but this was adapted to well by the show, which continued with the same energy and enthusiasm and fun the second season that it displayed when first on CBS. The episode count was also bolstered from 20 to 22. Some of the best TV series tap into and challenge the zeitgest of their times, and Supergirl is no exception - most prominently in the highly allegorical depiction of aliens, the reaction to their presence in America and the discrimination against them. Its to the show's credit that i...


Legend of the Holy Drinker (The) AKA La leggenda del santo bevitore AKA La légende du saint buveur ( by Paul Lewis (1st October 2017)

La leggenda del santo bevitore AKA The Legend of the Holy Drinker (Ermanno Olmi, 1988) Austrian writer Joseph Roth’s 1939 novella The Legend of the Holy Drinker was published posthumously, following Roth’s death at the age of 44. The novella was partly autobiographical: like the protagonist of the story, Andreas, Roth was an alcoholic who lived an almost transient lifestyle, drifting between hotels. In The Legend of the Holy Drinker, Andreas struggles to resist the negative stereotypes associated with his status in life and prove himself to be a gentleman of honour; it’s difficult not to see in Andreas a reflection of Roth himself, a man struggling with his addiction to alcohol and striving to assert himself as a man worthy of trust and redemption. The story has similarities with other examples of literature focusing on down-and-outs, including Charles Bukowski’s novels Post Office (1971), Women (1978) and Factotum (1975) (all also partly autobiographical) and Ge...


Rough Stuff by James-Masaki Ryan (1st October 2017)

“Rough Stuff” (2017) Participating in a rover competition, the adventurer and risk taker Buzz (played by Gareth Rickards) flips over his vehicle and loses the race, upsetting his navigating partner Abe (played by Vincent Andriano). Their other partner Scraps (played by Sam Glissan) holds the group together but the group is falling apart. But opportunity knocks for Buzz as an activist group is looking for help. With a mining company making an establishment in the outback, the group is looking for a way to the area to film footage secretly and need the expertise of someone like Buzz and his crew to navigate to the isolated area through rocky terrain, forests, and rivers. Buzz has no interest in politics or an environmental crusade, but the leader of the activists Eric (played by Jamie Kristian) shows him something of deep interest - a map to the legendary “Stray’s Gold”. Seeing the authenticity, Buzz decides to get the group involved in the kids’ crusade. Eric may be the br...


Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties by Anthony Arrigo (1st October 2017)

According to IMDb, Jess Franco directed 203 films during his career and, yet, despite being so clearly prolific there isn’t a single, defining one among the bunch. Has he no magnum opus? This is a genuine question. To the uninitiated, non-Francophiles – i.e. me – the general consensus seems to be he was a man who loved to make movies, quality be damned, with a greater emphasis placed on titillation than tight scripting. Thanks to Severin, my inaugural viewing came in the form of the subtly-titled “Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties” (1980), which reviews have suggested is on the lesser side of Franco’s filmography, coming after he had seemingly abandoned filmmaking tenets like coherent storytelling and steady direction. Even without knowing Franco’s oeuvre it is painfully evident those comments are true… but that doesn’t mean the 90+ minutes of awkward stripteases, lesbian torture, constant rape (of both sexes), cave-dwelling hippies, and international espionage aren’t bizarrely engrossing in their own way. If this first foray into Franco territory has taught me anything, it’s that you must fully surrender your mind to his lurid lens or risk being...


The White Princess by Robert Segedy (1st October 2017)

"The White Princess" is a sequel to "The White Queen" (2013), which took place during The War of the Roses, (1455-1487) and showed the downfall of Richard III by Henry Tudor; this series takes place immediately after the slaying of Richard III and shows Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy) taking over the throne and reign of England. Henry has promised that he would marry Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer) and thus merge the red rose of Tudor with the white rose of York and hopefully there would ultimately be peace in the kingdom. The only problem with this coupling is that Elizabeth of York was smitten with Richard III (Aneurin Barnard) and she cannot stand Henry and his overbearing manner; likewise Henry does not want to marry a woman that despises him, but if you know anything about English history, you know that this isn’t going to be anybody’s idea of a dream marriage; but England needed to have a settl...


The Otherworld by Anthony Arrigo (1st October 2017)

It is helpful if you are the sort of person who errs on the side of faith before embarking upon the long, strange trip that is director Richard Stanley’s “The Otherworld” (2013). The more likely you are to believe in such things as apparitions, visions, visits from alternate dimensions, and the enigmatic power of arcane mysteria the more likely it is you may buy into much of what Stanley, and a collection of mystics and historians, is selling. The more skeptical viewers in the audience – ahem – however, are likely going to explain away every tale as the result of either science or drugs… possibly both. Stanley’s personal stories bookend this feature, and they are the most interesting part of this head-tripping metaphysical movie that stretches the boundaries of time, space, and possibilities, while the bulk of the run time is devoted to spiritual science and wild suggestion. The feature opens with Stanley, moodily lit and mysterious as ever, recounting a story he “expects few to believe” wherein he experienced the appearance of an unexplainable entity during a visit to southern France with his lady friend, Scarlett Amaris. The verac...


Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies by Eric Cotenas (30th September 2017)

Before he made his mark on Hollywood as the auteur of a number of sophisticated romantic comedies during Hollywood's pre-code period like Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living, followed by subsequent Hollywood hits such as Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, and Heaven Can Wait, the three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ernst Lubitsch was already known in his home country as a master film stylist with roughly forty shorts and features, six of which are included in the boxed set Lubitsch in Berlin. The first disc collects three out of the fifteen collaborations between Lubitsch and one of his earliest muses Ossi Oswalda. In ...


Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies by Eric Cotenas (30th September 2017)

Before he made his mark on Hollywood as the auteur of a number of sophisticated romantic comedies during Hollywood's pre-code period like Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living, followed by subsequent Hollywood hits such as Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, and Heaven Can Wait, the three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ernst Lubitsch was already known in his home country as a master film stylist with roughly forty shorts and features, six of which are included in the boxed set Lubitsch in Berlin. The first disc collects three out of the fifteen collaborations between Lubitsch and one of his earliest muses Ossi Oswalda. In ...


Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies by Eric Cotenas (30th September 2017)

Before he made his mark on Hollywood as the auteur of a number of sophisticated romantic comedies during Hollywood's pre-code period like Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living, followed by subsequent Hollywood hits such as Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, and Heaven Can Wait, the three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ernst Lubitsch was already known in his home country as a master film stylist with roughly forty shorts and features, six of which are included in the boxed set Lubitsch in Berlin. The first disc collects three out of the fifteen collaborations between Lubitsch and one of his earliest muses Ossi Oswalda. In ...


Lubitsch in Berlin: Fairy-Tales, Melodramas, and Sex Comedies by Eric Cotenas (30th September 2017)

Before he made his mark on Hollywood as the auteur of a number of sophisticated romantic comedies during Hollywood's pre-code period like Trouble in Paradise and Design for Living, followed by subsequent Hollywood hits such as Ninotchka, The Shop Around the Corner, and Heaven Can Wait, the three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ernst Lubitsch was already known in his home country as a master film stylist with roughly forty shorts and features, six of which are included in the boxed set Lubitsch in Berlin. The first disc collects three out of the fifteen collaborations between Lubitsch and one of his earliest muses Ossi Oswalda. In ...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
It Came from Beneath the Sea AKA Monster from Beneath the Sea (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th October 2017)

These spectacular films, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new interviews with director Joe Dante, SFX maestro Dennis Muren, and Aardman Animation co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord – this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


20 Million Miles to Earth AKA The Beast from Space AKA The Giant Ymir (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th October 2017)

These spectacular films, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new interviews with director Joe Dante, SFX maestro Dennis Muren, and Aardman Animation co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord – this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


3 Worlds of Gulliver (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th October 2017)

These spectacular films, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new interviews with director Joe Dante, SFX maestro Dennis Muren, and Aardman Animation co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord – this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


Chase (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th October 2017)

Preceding Bonnie and Clyde by a year, Arthur Penn's (Mickey One) acclaimed film boasts enviable pedigree – produced by the legendary Sam Spiegel, with a screenplay by Lillian Hellman from the novel by Horton Foote, a rousing score by John Barry, and a stellar cast of the hottest stars of the day (including Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickinson and James Fox). The story of an escaped con making his way back to the corrupt Texas town and the people who sent him to prison, The Chase is a telling indictment of violence in American society. A seminal work which is ripe for rediscovery....


See No Evil AKA Blind Terror (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (6th October 2017)

Recently blinded in a horse riding accident, young Sarah (Mia Farrow) returns to her uncle’s English country home, unaware that a psychopathic killer is stalking the family. This wonderfully creepy suspense-thriller from director Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place), from a script by British writer Brian Clemens (The Avengers, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), features a note-perfect performance by Mia Farrow, and sterling support from a cast of formidable British character actors. Released in America as See No Evil and in the UK and Europe as Blind Terror (with subtle differences between the cuts), Indicator is delighted to present both versions of the film for the first time ever....


Ben (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (30th September 2017)

Danny Garrison, a lonely young boy with a heart condition finds a friend in Ben, a rat once trained by misfit Willard Stiles. Danny's new best friend protects him from bullying and keeps his spirits up through hard times. But all is not well in Ben's colony and the other rodents terrify the town with a series of violent attacks. The police are determined to wipe them out. Can Ben survive?...


Willard (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (21st September 2017)

Not much is going right for meek misfit Willard Stiles. He’s constantly screamed at by his overbearing mother, ruthlessly bullied by the boss who stole his father’s business and mercilessly laughed at by his co-workers. Willard eventually turns to a colony of rats for friendship and with training they will soon do anything for their new friend. It’s time for Willard to get even....


Day in the Death of Joe Egg (A) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (6th September 2017)

Playwright Peter Nichols adapted his own blackly comic 1967 Tony Award-winning play for this confrontational film version by director Peter Medak. Alan Bates and Janet Suzman play a married couple struggling to come to terms with their daughter's disability using comedy and cruelty to dispel the desperation of their situation. This uncomfortable, provocative film about marriage, children and life choices is startlingly funny as well as deeply moving....


National Health (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th September 2017)

Jack Gold's film about life and death in a shabby London hospital interweaves the story of the real hospital with a fantasy one which exists in the soap-opera world of 'Nurse Norton's Affair', where everything is fully funded and patients are miraculously cured. A darkly funny satire on the state of the nation and also a deeply prescient comment on TV's ability to turn tragedy into entertainment, The National Health sits somewhere between the bawdy antics of the Carry On films and the angry satire of Lindsay Anderson’s Britannia Hospital, but emerges as a starkly prophetic film, more relevant now than ever....


Deadly Affair (The) AKA John le Carré's The Deadly Affair (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (2nd September 2017)

Based on John le Carré's first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee's apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era’s Bond thrillers, Lumet's chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave....


Reckoning (The) by Rick Curzon (30th August 2017)

A ruthless business executive (an intense tour de force performance by leading man Nicol Williamson) returns home to his Liverpool roots to investigate his father’s death. An unflinching exploration of the British class system, Jack Gold's penetrating, brutal drama stands alongside contemporary classics Up the Junction and Room at the Top, and prefigures Get Carter by several years. Underrated and underexposed, The Reckoning may well be one of the most essential British films ever made....


La rupture by James-Masaki Ryan (7th May 2017)

"La rupture" AKA "The Breach" (1970) Helene Regnier’s husband Charles injures their son Michel in a psychotic rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son’s condition and vow to win custody of Michel. Thwarted by the courts, they hire a seedy penniless operative Paul to destroy her reputation. He moves into her rooming house and begins to insinuate himself into her life, hatching darker and more convoluted plots to implicate Helene. A harrowing thriller from France's master of suspense, "La rupture" ranks among Claude Chabrol's finest works. "La rupture" was director Claude Chabrol's 19th feature and made during his golden age of critical acclaim. Starring his then wife Stéphane Audran in the role of the tormented Helene, she gives an excellent performance on the physically and mentally shocked wife. Also starring Jean-Claude Drouot and Jean-Pierre Cassel, and based off the novel by ...


Chosen by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2017)

"Chosen" (2016) An epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1944 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. An unassuming recently widowed Hungarian barrister leads an inspirational fight back against the increasingly desperate and dangerous Nazis in the dying embers of the war. With a combination of daring, courage and audacity he turns a struggle to survive into something far more consequential - a way to avenge the deaths of his people by saving thousands of others. Based on true events, "Chosen" is a harrowing account of the Hungarian lawyer Sunsun (played by Luke Mably) who loses his wife to cancer, loses his home and freedom to the Nazi regime during World War II. Also starring Ana Ularu and Harvey Keitel, directed by Jasmin Dizdar, the film is an emotional draw yet it has some minor issues . The flashback storytelling, the underdeveloped supporting characters, and the slightly lack...


Les biches by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2017)

"Les biches" AKA "The Does" (1968) Directed by Claude Chabrol, "Les biches" is a landmark in film history: its theme of bisexuality and upper-class decadence is surpassed only by its cool precision of cinematic style and exceptionally subtle performances. Socialite Frederique (Stephane Audran) encounters young student Why (Jacqueline Sassard) on the streets of Paris, seduces her and whisks her off to spend winter with the chic crowd of St. Tropez. When architect Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant) meets Why, he too charms her and comes between the two lovers. Frederiqe then seduces Paul out of jealousy, but finds herself feeling real love. Paul and Frederique invite Why to live together with them, resulting in a ménage a trios beset by jealousy, madness, and ultimately, murder. "Les biches" was Chabrol's 15th film in a 10 year span, and was seen as an artistic comeback after a series of underwhelming works. Not a large commercial success, but "Les biches" w...


Broadchurch: Series 3 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th April 2017)

Three years have passed in a town that will never forget; but times change. The local newspaper, once the backbone of Broadchurch, is about to be closed down. And DI Alec Hardy with DS Ellie Miller are about to explore a case that reopens old wounds and divides the town in ways they could never have predicted. Hardy and Miller are called on to investigate the brutal sexual assault of a local woman, Trish Winterman. The crime scene points to a party attended by close to a hundred people. But not a casual assault the act appears premeditated. What dark secrets still lie buried in a town that has been so closely examined? And how will unresolved issues around the death of young Danny Latimer finally be settled? These answers lie in Broadchurch: The Final Chapter....


Brothers (The): Series 5 (TV) by Rick Curzon (20th April 2017)

The fifth season of the classic BBC One Sunday soap sees the Hammond clan in deep public and private turmoil. As David (Robin Chadwick) comes to terms with his wife s death and Brian (Richard Easton) reels from the reverberations of his divorce, Edward (Patrick O'Connell) is in constant battle with scheming banker Paul Merroney (Colin Baker) about the direction of the family haulage firm. Edward finally ties the knot with Jennifer (Jennifer Kingsley), who has seemingly won over her new mother-in-law Mary (Jean Anderson), and with all eyes on the wedding, Merroney manipulates a bid for the ailing company. But he hasn't reckoned on a counter-bid from tough-talking air freight chief Jane Maxwell (Kate O Mara). As Merroney woos a rich Lebanese backer, the brothers plot to oust him from the firm altogether, but as always he's a tricky man to outfox....


Experiment in Terror by Samuel Scott (16th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Terror stalks a beautiful bank teller in this classic thriller from Blade Edwards. Glenn Ford plays the dedicated F.B.I. agent, John Ripley, who fights to protect Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remick) from a ruthless killer. Unless his plans to rob the bank succeed, the unseen assailant (Ross Martin) - identifiable only by his asthmatic breathing - threatens to murder Kelly and her teenage sister, Toby (Stephanie Powers). To save the two terrorised sisters, the F.B.I. sets up an elaborate trap using Kelly as a decoy, but the killer gets away. Nerve-racking suspense builds as Kelly, now panic-stricken, continues to act as bait long enough to let the Feds trap the killer. Unless they act quickly, the woman in distress will become the casualty of a deadly EXPERIMENT IN TERROR!...


Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid by Samuel Scott (11th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Laugh... or I'll blow your lips off! As the private eye of private eyes, Steve Martin is Rigby Reardon. He’s tough, rough and ready to take anything when Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) appears on the scene with a case: her father, a noted scientist, philanthropist and cheese-maker has died mysteriously. Reardon immediately smells a rat and follows a complex maze of clues that lead to the “Carlotta Lists’. With a little help from his “friends”, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Laughton, etc, Reardon gets his man. An exciting, action-packed film the way 40s’ films used to be!...


Swiss Army Man by Samuel Scott (9th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Bursting with limitless creativity, SWISS ARMY MAN goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. SWISS ARMY MAN creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humour and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, SWISS ARMY MAN is a cultural phenomenon in the making -- a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection that must be experienced...


Bird on a Wire by Samuel Scott (4th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn team up in this non-stop-action comedy directed by John Badham. Hiding under the FBI Witness Protection Program, Rick Jarmin (Gibson) gets nervous when old flame Marianne Graves (Hawn) recognises him. But before he can assume a new identity, the man he put in jail (David Carradine) is released and comes to pay his respects. Rick and Marianne find themselves thrown together on an exhilarating cross-country scramble, barely evading the gangsters, police and an amorous veterinarian (Joan Severance). Their whirlwind travels eventually lead to an unforgettable climax in an elaborate zoo exhibit. A rare rollercoaster of a movie which will keep you on the edge of your seat....


Front (The) by Samuel Scott (3rd April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers aren't allowed to write. Our funniest comedians aren't allowed to make us laugh. What would it be like if there were such a list? It would be like America in 1953....


Big Heat (The) by Samuel Scott (2nd April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** A HARD COP AND A SOFT DAME… IN A BRASS-KNUCKLE THRILLER! Fritz Lang’s iconic film noir masterpiece is an uncompromising exploration of corruption and violence at the dark heart of small-town America. Glenn Ford is the good cop in a bad town, who single-handedly takes on local mobsters headed by Alexander Scourby and his psychotic right-hand man Lee Marvin....


Mum's List by Samuel Scott (18th March 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** One of the most memorable, uplifting and beautiful stories of recent years, MUM’S LIST is a romance for all ages. Now a feature film, the true story of a profound, unstoppable and undying love is based on the best-selling book by St John (Singe) Greene, published by Penguin Books in the United Kingdom in 2012. Written and directed by Niall Johnson (“White Noise”; ”Keeping Mum”), it is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone....


Shackleton (TV) by Rick Curzon (13th March 2017)

A gripping four-part drama about the great explorer s epic Antarctic expeditions, based on Shackleton s own journals. Having had a taste of Antarctic adventure on Captain Scott s failed 1901 bid to reach the South Pole, seven years later Ernest Shackleton (David Schofield) leads his own expedition. Agonisingly close to reaching the Pole, the men have to pull back in an appalling blizzard to reach their ship before the advancing ice cuts off the passage home. By 1911 Roald Amundsen has reached the Pole and Scott and his men, trailing in the Norwegian s wake, have perished. Undeterred, in 1914 Shackleton and his trusted deputy Frank Wild (David Rodigan) set out their most famous journey aboard Endurance, with the aim of crossing the icy continent from sea to sea. When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the James Caird, a 20-foot lifeboat pitched against the furious Southern Ocean. Once they hit land, the fastest way to reach help on the other side of the island will be to improvise a route across the treacherous mountain interior. With Wild and the rest of the men left behind with dwindling supplies at their makes...


Snowden by Rick Curzon (13th March 2017)

From three-time Oscar-winner, Oliver Stone, SNOWDEN is a riveting personal look at one of the most polarising figures of the 21st century, the man responsible for what has been described as the most far-reaching security breach in U.S. intelligence history. Snowden opens the door on the untold story of Edward Snowden, examining the forces that turned a conservative young patriot eager to serve his country into a historic whistle-blower and posing provocative questions about which liberties we are willing to give up in order for our government to protect us....


Pet by Samuel Scott (9th March 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth's obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own. Helmed by Award Winning director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143, ABCs of Death 2.5) and starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl, Black Swan) and Jennette McCurdy (Between, Sam & Cat), Pet is a dark and disturbing love story asking how much you could sacrifice in the name of love?...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 8 by James-Masaki Ryan (26th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 8” (2013-2014) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD f...


Last Detail (The) by Samuel Scott (23rd February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** "No *#@!!* Navy's going to give some poor *!!@ kid eight years in the #@!* brig without me taking him out for the time of his *#@!!* life." When Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Mulhall (Otis Young) are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows (Randy Quaid), from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north......


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 7 by James-Masaki Ryan (23rd February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 7” (2012) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 6 by James-Masaki Ryan (19th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 6” (2011-2012) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD f...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 5 by James-Masaki Ryan (17th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 5” (2010) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 3 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 3” (2008) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 4 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 4” (2009) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


Apple Tree Yard (The) (TV) by Rick Curzon (14th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Emily Watson stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a married woman living a quiet life with her husband and two children. Her world is turned upside down however, when a chance meeting with alluring stranger Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin) leads to a passionate affair. Despite her best attempts to keep her home life and career separate from her affair, Yvonne begins to lose control as a series of bad decisions soon leave her facing a court trial....


Bunny Lake Is Missing by Samuel Scott (13th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Definitely – no clues! In this suspense film even one clue might tell all! THE SEARCH FOR 'BUNNY LAKE’ IS ON! When Ann Lake (Carol Lynley) arrives to collect her four-year-old daughter, Bunny, from nursery, she is told that no child of that name is enrolled there. Superintendent Newhouse (Lawrence Olivier) is assigned to the case, and before long a number of people are under suspicion, including the child's protective uncle (Keir Dullea), the Lake's eccentric landlord (Noël Coward) and the school's eccentric ex-headmistress (Martita Hunt). However, when he learns that no-one has actually ever seen the child, Newhouse begins to suspect that the young woman may be unbalanced....


 


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