Tag: Sam Neill

DVD Review, Feature

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 long been nothing more than […]

Film Review

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 […]

Comps & Puzzles

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 banned ‘Video Nasties’ list and has been […]

DVD Review

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 Frederic Tuten) […]

Film Review

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 […]