Posts Tagged ‘Sam Neill’

Possession (1981)

Possession (1981)
Possession’s notorious government black-brushing during the DPP prosecutions of 1983, which condemned the film as an item of extreme perversity and vulgarity with the capacity to corrupt a majority of it audience, means that this extraordinary depiction of the violent fallout of a marriage has...
August 1st, 2013 | DVD Reviews, Feature | Read More

The Vow (2012)

The Vow (2012)
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star in this entertaining love story that benefits from some winning performances and a fun script but suffers from a generous helping of soppiness. It may seem cynical to say it, but the romantic elements just feel a bit too fake and the good intentions of the central...
July 10th, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)
Owls. You can always rely on owls to keep you entertained. They’re always a hoot. Oh wait, forgive me, that’s just a bad joke and very far from the truth because owls aren’t really renowned for being a big bundle of fun. They look very nice, majestic winged animals of the night that...
May 29th, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Omen Pentology (1976 – 2006)

The Omen Pentology (1976 – 2006)
I don’t think I need to say too much about The Omen before moving on to review the movies in the series. It’s a very particular type of horror movie but it’s quite possibly the best of that type and stands tall as yet another classic of the genre. So let me just begin with […]
October 31st, 2011 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Win DVDs of 80s horror Possession

Win DVDs of 80s horror Possession
80s acclaimed controversial horror Possession (reviewed here) is out on DVD 25th October, but two lucky readers could win the DVD… Part horror, part political allegory Possession, directed by avant-garde Polish helmer Andrzej Zulawski, is a hugely controversial film. It appeared on the notorious...
October 22nd, 2010 | Comps & Puzzles | Read More

Possession (1981)

Possession (1981)
Released back in 1981, Possession caused quite a stir. It was full of strong content, both sexual and violent, and filtered through an artistic filter that surely made it fall between the two stools of genre-pleasing horror and intellectual art installation. Directed (and written, with some help from...
October 22nd, 2010 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Daybreakers (2009)

Daybreakers (2009)
It’s a bleeding drought which could lead to a feeding frenzy . . . . . . The Spierig brothers follow up their enjoyable zombie debut feature, Undead, with an equally enjoyable, yet altogether different, vampire movie. A plague has transformed most of the human race into vampires and those who are...
May 14th, 2010 | Film Reviews | Read More