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Dark Horse DVD Review

This review was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 7th October, where I gave it 4/5 stars.  Todd Solondz, the director who brought us Happiness and Welcome To The Dollhouse, and therefore known for never shying away from making his audience feel as uncomfortable and awkward as possible returns with his new comedy drama, Dark Horse starring Jordan Gelber and Selma … Continue reading

Hope Springs Review

This was originally published on 23rd September on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk, where I gave it 3.5/5 stars. The Devil Wears Prada director, David Frankel returns to the big screen with the stunning Meryl Streep (who appears to get sexier with age?) who previously brought alive the vicious, fashion editor, Miranda Priestly in the 2006 film also starring Anne … Continue reading

Tower Block – FrightFest Review

This review was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 9th September 2012, where I gave it 1.5/5 stars. The world premiere of Tower Block was the closing film of FrightFest 2012, and starring a British cast of Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell, Ralph Brown and Russell Tovey, I was pretty excited about this new thriller (because it was never … Continue reading

Tulpa – FrightFest Review

This review was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 8th September 2012, where I gave it 3/5 stars. Tulpa was one of the more interesting premieres to take place at FrightFest this year, and this is possibly one of the reasons it has taken so long to get around to this review. It was an interesting film … Continue reading

Sleep Tight – FrightFest Review

This review was first published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk, on 6th September 2012, where I gave it 4.5/5 stars.  Honestly and truly, Sleep Tight was one of the best pictures to have come out of FrightFest 2012 – this Spanish thriller had it all, a brilliant storyline, acted out subtly but thrillingly by its cast, with very believable dialogue, … Continue reading

Anna Karenina Review

This review was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 3rd September 2012, where I gave it 3.5/5 stars.  I have made every intention to stay away from spoilers, but I have alluded to several things throughout, which may give things away. Joe Wright and Keira Knightly reunite for their third period drama together, an adaptation of … Continue reading

Chained Review – FrightFest Review

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 2nd September, where I gave it 4/5 stars.  Jennifer Lynch’s latest film, Chained, took to centre stage in Empire 1 during FrightFest 2012 but many were unsure what the film was actually about before sitting down to watch the Surveillance director’s newest outing. Whilst the film was introduced as the programmer’s … Continue reading

Berberian Sound Studio – FrightFest Review

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on August 28th, where I gave it 5/5 stars.  Something wonderful happens in cinema, something that really can only happen when you are sitting in a darkened room surrounded by your peers, sitting in front of a larger than life screen filled with dazzling colours and magnificent sounds – … Continue reading

The Flowers of War DVD Review

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 25th August, where I gave it 3/5 stars.  The Flowers of War was a long time in the making, in December, 2010, it was announced that the film would be made, and pre-production started the same month. They then began shooting on location in Nanjing, China, in January 2011. Many … Continue reading

The Genius of Hitchcock at the BFI – Notorious

I originally published this on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 18th August, where I gave it 4/5 stars. As part of the BFI Genius of Hitchcock season, currently taking place, I went and saw the romantic thriller-noir Notorious, starring the stunning Ingrid Bergman and the charming Cary Grant. The film, which was originally released in 1946 through RKO. The … Continue reading

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