Review: Luz (UK Release)

Luz... Director: Tilman SingerWriter: Tilman SingerStarring: Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt Review Luz is a cryptic, supernatural chiller and the directorial debut from writer-director Tilman Singer. It hearkens back to the horror style of the 1980s, offering grainy 16mm film, a creepy mood and an unsettling, synth-heavy score. It is the kind of film... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Daniel Isn’t Real

Daniel Isn't Real...Director: Adam Egypt MortimerWriters: Adam Egypt Mortimer, Brian DeLeeuw from his novel ‘In This Way I Was Saved’Stars: Miles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Mary Stuart Masterson, Sasha Lane, Chukwudi Iwuj, Hanna Marks, Griffin Robert Faulkner, Nathan ReidReviewDaniel Isn’t Real is a vivid psychological horror from director Adam Egypt Mortimer, which centres around troubled college... Continue Reading →

Review: The Lighthouse (London Film festival 2019) [-FILM-]

The Lighthouse...Director: Robert EggersWriters: Max Eggers, Robert EggersStarring: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman ReviewThere can be few things as psychologically damaging as being trapped in solitary confinement with someone you hate. For his follow-up to The Witch, Robert Eggers delivers a grim, hallucinatory story about two men shut up in a lighthouse tower, going... Continue Reading →

Review: Color Out Of Space (London Film Festival 2019) [-FILM-]

Color Out Of Space...Director: Richard StanleyWriters: Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris, based on the short story by H.P. LovecraftStarring: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard, Brendan Meyer, Tommy Chong, Q'orianka KilcherReviewAccording to aficionados of H.P Lovecraft, his macabre cosmic tales are notoriously difficult to adapt into film. The challenge of adapting Lovecraft’s... Continue Reading →

Review: Alien 4K Ultra HD

Alien 4K Ultra HD...This year sees the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s Alien, and to mark the occasion 20th Century Fox is releasing a 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray package that will be available in the UK from April 1st, 2019.Alien is one of the most discussed, dissected and academically analysed movies in modern cinema.... Continue Reading →

Review: Ringu 4K

Ringu 4K...Director: Hideo NakataWriters: Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay), from the novel by Kôji SuzukiStarring: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masako, Chihiro ShiraiReviewIn March 2019 Arrow Video is rereleasing Hideo Nakata’s Ringu restored from the original negative in vivid high definition and supplemented by archival and newly created bonus materials.In 1998, director Hideo Nakata... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Halloween (2018)

@RenZelen reviews...Director: David Gordon GreenWriters: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff FradleyStarring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Toby Huss, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Rhian Rees, Miles Robbins, Virginia Gardner, Dylan ArnoldReviewIt’s hard to build tension when everyone knows what’s going to happen. We’re all now so familiar with... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Nightshifter

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Dennison RamalhoWriters: Cláudia Jouvin, Dennison Ramalho, based on the novel by Marco de CastroStarring: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato, Annalara Prates, Marco RiccaReviewWhile most of the horror flicks we get to see in the cineplexes are familiar franchises or films which too often tend to drag out the same old tropes,... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Assassination Nation

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Sam LevinsonWriter: Sam LevinsonStarring: Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Bella Thorne, Anika Noni Rose, Colman Domingo, Maude ApatowReviewAssassination Nation is writer/director Sam Levinson’s provocative modern-day spin on the 17th century Salem witch trials. As mob hysteria and mass panic spread through social media, contemporary Salem erupts into... Continue Reading →

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