Reviews

Director: Courtney and Hillary Anduja (‘Girls’ Night Out Of Body’), Anthony Cousins (‘The Night He Came Back Again! Part IV: The Final Kill’), Emily Hagins (‘Cold Open’), Aaron B. Koontz (‘Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, Horror Hypothesis’), Chris McInroy (‘One Time In The Woods’), Noah Segan (“M.I.S.T.E.R.”), Baron Vaughn (‘So Much To Do’) Cast: Jeremy King,
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Certificate: 12 Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad, Colin Farrell, Nonso Anozie, Lara McDonnell, Judi Dench Distributor: Disney+ Running Time: 95 mins On their many walks, Artemis Fowl is told stories of the fairy world by his father, but when his father gets kidnapped, Artemis is forced into a quest that brings to life what
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Released: 15 June Certificate: 15 Director: Vivieno Caldinelli Writer: Christopher Hewitson, Clayton Hewitson, Justin Jones Cast: Kate Micucci, Sam Huntington, Rhea Seehorn, Dan Harmon, Taika Waititi Distributor: Blue Finch Films If you like this, try… Faults The vulnerabilities of a down-on-his-heels cult deprogrammer are exposed by a young cult member. Insecure advertiser Claire (Kate Micucci)
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Director: Kim Jin-won Writer: Kim Jin-won Cast: Narendra Singh Dhami, Ye-ji Seo, Seon-kyu Jin Distributor: Shudder Aspiring director Mi-jung’s life revolves around horror movies. Not only does she direct them, she consistently dreams about them (and then enthusiastically writes about said dreams when she’s awake). But when Mi-jung’s obsession leads to her persuing a rumoured
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Publisher: Penguin Random House US Writer: Laurie Halse Anderson Artist: Leila del Duca Price: $16.99 In Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, writer Laurie Halse Anderson strips away the strength and confidence synonymous with the titular character and delivers a timely, powerful reimagining of the iconic warrior’s origins. As she approaches her 16th birthday, Princess Diana is
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Certificate: 15 Director: Jeff Wadlow Cast: Michael Pena, Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Michael Rooker Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment “Da plane! Da Plane!” exclaimed the diminutive Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) excitably at the beginning of each episode of Aaron Spelling’s TV series Fantasy Island, after glimpsing the aircraft that brings guests to their magical resort for
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Director: Dave Wilson (as David S.F. Wilson) Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce Running Time: 109 mins Based on the titular Valiant Comics character, Bloodshot brings beefy killed-in-action marine Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) back to life with super strength and unique healing powers to undertake tailored assassinations. Trouble is, not unlike RoboCop, he’s
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Creator: Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Schwartz, Noah Emmerich, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard We think we understand the fine line Space Force is trying to tread – a balancing tightrope act between ‘charming workplace comedy’ and ‘current political satire’. Unfortunately it’s not quite witty enough for it to be an effective
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Author: Grady Hendrix Publisher: Quirk Books Released: Out now Price: £9.99 When you hear “vampire slayer”, you probably think of a certain blonde teenager. But what the women of the Southern Book Club have in common with Buffy – aside from their bloodsucker problem – is that they’re living in the Nineties. In South Carolina
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Released: Out now Certificate: 18 Director: Lukas Feigelfeld Cast: Aleksandra Cwen, Celina Peter, Claudia Martini Distributor: Arrow Video Running Time: 102 mins Though odd, Albrun (played hauntingly by Aleksandra Cwen) doesn’t seem to deserve the title ‘witch’. However, living in an isolated hut in 15th Century Europe with her baby daughter means that that’s the
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Released: Out now on Amazon Prime Director: Andrew Patterson Writer: James Montague, Craig W. Sanger Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer Distributor: Amazon Prime Running Time: 89 mins It begins with a strange noise. Set in Fifties New Mexico on a seemingly normal night, switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) is working late and listening to
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Certificate: 15 Director: Julian Richards Cast: Barbara Crampton, Michael Paré, Kayleigh Gilbert Distributor: Jinga Films Sixteen years after suffering a stillbirth, actress Lena O’Neill (played by Barbara Crampton – Re-Animator) is (obviously) surprised to find the daughter she thought she had lost turn up at her doorstep. However, this won’t be the miraculous reunion Lena
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Author: Ben Aaronovitch Publisher: Gollancz Price: £18.99 Wonderfully blending technology and magic, Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers Of London series focuses on the adventures of Peter Grant – a Met police officer who works in a very special department: dealing with strange and unusual crimes of a magical nature. Luckily, Grant is both a police officer and
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Certificate: 15 Director: Matt Peters (co-director), Christina Sotta (co-director) Writer: Ernie Altbacker, Mairghread Scott Cast: Roger Cross, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Gorham, Jerry O’Connell, Matt Ryan Distributor: Warner Home Video Justice League. DC’s band of shiny heroes who save the day, right? Well… not quite. You see, this is Justice League Dark, and in the latest
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Released: 20 May Director: Alexandra Serio Cast: Alexandra Serio Distributor: Vimeo Tingle Monsters is being touted as the first ASMR horror… though that may not be necessarily true, with any Giallo film or indeed Peter Strickland’s meta-giallo, Berberian Sound Studio also fitting the bill. This short – written, directed by and starring webby nominated filmmaker
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