80 Years Of Hammer: Demons Of The Mind (1972)

Demons Of The Mind

80 Years of Hammer continues with Tim Wickens discovering Demons Of The Mind (1972) starring Shane Briant, Robert Hardy, with Patrick Magee and Michael Hordern; directed by Peter Sykes. Having just finished an article for We Belong Dead magazine on The Two Faces Of Dr. Jekyll (1960) it is that film that stuck in my mind while viewing Demons Of The Mind. Now Terence Fisher paints... Read More

Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Round-up

the drop

Leon Nicholson takes a look at a selection of movies from the 28th Leeds International Film Festival. The Drop Following in the footsteps of Mystic River and Shutter Island, The Drop is another movie adaptation of a Dennis Lehane’s story starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini. Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) is inadvertently caught between... Read More

80 Years Of Hammer: The Abominable Snowman (1957)

Snowman

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Abominable Snowman starring Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker. Originally written as a TV play by Nigel Kneale, and filmed with Peter Cushing and Stanley Baker under the title The Creature in 1955, this Hammer production from 1957 is a very enjoyable and worthwhile re-jig of the same story. Cushing reprises his role... Read More

Shootin’ Westerns: Little Big Man (1970)

Little Big Man

Shootin’ Westerns continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Little Big Man starring Dustin Hoffman and William Hickey. A picaresque tragi-comic western from director Arthur Penn, Little Big Man is quite unlike any other film in its genre. The rambling narrative, the many quirky character vignettes, the offbeat sense of humour and irony, plus several spectacular bursts of action,... Read More

Leeds International Film Festival 2014: The House At The End Of Time

The House At The End Of Time

Leon Nicholson takes a look at The House At The End Of Time starring Ruddy Rodríguez, Gonzalo Cubero, Rosmel Bustamante and Guillermo Garcia. So what is there anything special about The House At The End Of Time? There must be as it was reported to be the second highest Venezuelan film of all time in and the highest grossing horror movie of all time ever released in the country... Read More

Leeds International Film Festival 2014: Asmodexia

Asmodexia

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Asmodexia starring Lluís Marco and Clàudia Pons screened as part of Day of The Dead during the 28th Leeds International Film Festival. Nearly every film festival comes up with a hidden gem. The flip side however, is that unfortunately they also bring up a dreadfully awful movie. A few years ago at Bradford International Film Festival there was an... Read More

Leeds International Film Festival 2014: Tusk

Tusk

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Tusk starring Justin Long, Michael Parks and Haley Joel Osment screened as part of Day of The Dead during the 28th Leeds International Film Festival. Right, this review of Tusk is going to be rated very differently. Why? Well, firstly it’s one of those films that have to be seen to believed. Honestly, it’s out there as one of the most bizarre,... Read More

80 Years Of Hammer: Fear In The Night (1972)

Fear In the Night

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Fear In The Night starring Ralph Bates, Peter Cushing and Judy Geeson. For this instalment of 80 Years Of Hammer, we take a look at another film which falls into the psychological thriller bracket. Fear In The Night (1972) moves away from the traditional Gothic horror setting into the realms of modern-day scares. The film’s... Read More

Leeds International Film Festival 2014: The Taking

TheTaking

Leon Nicholson looks at The Taking, the opening movie for the Fanomenon strand starring Victoria Smurfit, Joanne Mitchell and Jonathan Slinger. The Taking received its World Premier for the opening day of 28th Leeds International Film Festival. Dominic Brunt (who is best known as Paddy from Emmerdale) directs his second feature which steers away from the horror of the re-animated... Read More

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: Caligula (1979)

caligula

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Caligula starring Peter O’Toole, Helen Mirren and Malcolm McDowell. This month’s instalment of This Is Not A Woman’s Picture finds us examining the most graphic film reviewed thus far. Caligula features gratuitous violence and nudity, not to mention soft-core and hardcore sex scenes. With this in mind, it’s... Read More