I hope you’re all watching Penny Dreadful – which is anything but. Sexing up Victorian Gothic splendor like some tightly trussed badasses, this show is pretty much the only one I’m going out of my way to watch at the moment. Eva Green is delicious.
Vampiric romance raises the dead (★★★★, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch) Remember when vampires were cool? When David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve donned Katherine Hamnett suits and sunglasses to stalk the cavernous rock clubs of New York for their human prey in The Hunger. Or when Keifer Sutherland lead his gang of surly … More REVIEW: Only Lovers Left Alive
I love a great trailer. Enticing, exciting and satisfying, these little screen gems set up our expectations for the film to come. They titillate, excitate and, sometimes, aggravate. A really good one even adds to the spirit of the film. Often they’re a disguise for a botch job too… you can always tell the caliber of a … More Five trailers that promise wild rides at the cinema
It’s been a funny old year at the multiplex. The Girl In Row K takes a look back at 2013’s heroes and villains of the big screen. ★★★★★ This year blocks were busted and hearts were broken; we switched from Team Gale to Team Peeta (Hunger Games), and believed a man could fly (Man of … More 2013: A year of flash, bang and whallop
Shoddy remake not work the cellulose it was printed on. ( ★ Directed by Kimberly Peirce.) The Steven King novel, Carrie, and the 1976 Brian De Palma film based on it, were wonderfully chilling takes on the horrors of burgeoning adulthood in the fish bowl of high school. Given that being a teenager is so much more fraught … More REVIEW: Carrie (2013)
The Conjuring ★★★.5 (Directed by James Wan) Western horror cinema has suffered from a bad case of constipation lately. Backed up by teen focused splatter films, with just a trickle of grown up indie fare making it past the stinky backlog, it seemed like the genre – at least as far as mainstream – couldn’t loosen … More 3 Second review: The Conjuring
3SR: Hollywood proves there’s life in the undead genre yet, with this thrilling, yet well worn, zombie tale. Word War Z Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale. Directed by Marc Forster Written by Matthew Carnahan Horror, action. 116 minutes. Rated M, violence – offensive language and horror. *** Zombie holocaust extravaganza, World War … More Life in the undead yet