Painless

Painless (originally called Insensibles) is a fantasy horror film set in Catalonia which tells two stories that interlink. One is set during the Spanish civil war as an asylum rehabilitates a group of children with an ‘illness’ that means they are unable to feel pain. The second is set in the present day as a neurosurgeon who survives a car accident discovers by fluke that … Continue reading Painless

Under the Bed

Most horror fans would admit that they enjoy a trashy low-budget horror flick as much as they do a decent one. For some reason, horror is about the only genre that can get away with shitty, underdeveloped films laced with bad acting and questionable special effects that are somehow still entertaining, and Under the Bed is definitely one of these. Neal (Jonny Weston) comes back to live … Continue reading Under the Bed

Ferocious

Robert Cuffley clearly has a knack for fast paced thrillers, with Ferocious delivering a taut and tense atmosphere and top notch performances from a small but talented cast. Leigh Parrish (Amanda Crew), a small-town girl who’s made it as an actress has to take drastic measures to protect her reputation when her less-than-clean past threatens to resurface and ruin her good girl image. Ferocious is a relatively small independent … Continue reading Ferocious

3 Days of Normal

3 Days of Normal is a breath of fresh air, a cute and beautifully filmed little rom-com with none of the cliche glitz and glam of Hollywood. A small-town love story with a poetically slow pace and some solid performances, 3 Days of Normal is a heartwarming little indie film and an example of what more romantic drama films should be like. Set in Washington, New Hampshire, a … Continue reading 3 Days of Normal

Dead Souls

No animals, ghosts or people were harmed in the production of this motion picture. If an idiot protagonist who’s about as useful as a chocolate kettle is what you’re looking for, then look no further than 2012 under-the-radar horror Dark Souls.  Dark Souls boasts a surprisingly inventive story that begins very brutally with a religious nut killing and crucifying his family before whacking nails into his own … Continue reading Dead Souls

Great Expectations (2012)

We all know the story of Great Expectations and no doubt most of us have seen at least one adaption for film or TV. The most recent adaption of the classic Dickens novel comes in the form of Mike Newell‘s 2012 visionary feast starring Jeremy Irvine as the titular Pip. Alongside Irvine, who does a fine job of portraying the pretentious Pip, is half the Harry Potter cast including the versatile Helena … Continue reading Great Expectations (2012)

Chimpanzee

Disney takes a slightly different approach with the adorable docudrama Chimpanzee, in which young chimp Oscar must learn independence the hard way when his mother is killed during an attack by rival chimpanzees, led by the uniquely named Scar *rolls eyes*. Despite the unoriginal name of rival chimp gang leader Scar, Chimpanzee is a fresh take on a cute, family film and the stunning, natural rainforest location allows for some beautiful visuals. The cinematography … Continue reading Chimpanzee