Bernie is the kind of comedy that makes you wonder whether there’s something wrong with you or not. When you pick up a film that masquerades itself as a comedy you expect to laugh at least once, even if it’s just a mildly amused-sounding snort of approval. Bernie tiptoes along that line that separates blunt black comedy from bleak drama to the point where the film is very … Continue reading Bernie


Sharks in a supermarket sounds like the punchline to some kind of terrible joke, but for the characters in Australia’s 2012 creature-horror Bait it’s very much a twisted reality. The food chain is tested when a tidal wave lands two huge man eating sharks in a supermarket. A group of survivors left balancing precariously on top of what used to be supermarket shelves have to find a … Continue reading Bait

The World’s End ‘To err is human, so, err…’

Doctor Who meets The Hangover in the latest (and last) instalment of the Cornetto Trilogy; The World’s End. Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back on fine comedy form with a bigger and better cast than the previous two movies. Five friends reunite 20 years after they failed to complete epic pub crawl ‘the golden mile’ to try it again. Gary King (Simon Pegg) dreams of reaching the final … Continue reading The World’s End ‘To err is human, so, err…’

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

In this continuation of the popular German  folk fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, the titular children are all grown up and are ridding the world of witches one medieval town by another. They’re kind of like medieval pest control but with more weapons and no cute little van with a giant plastic cockroach on top. This American-German fantasy action film which stars British actress Gemma Arterton (gosh so … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

What Are Your Top Five…Black Comedies

It’s Wednesday! Last week’s top five was Romantic Comedies, so this week I decided to continue with the comedy theme and go with black comedies. I’ll get the ball rolling: Shaun of the Dead Dog Soldiers In Bruges Hot Fuzz Zombieland Drop your top five Black Comedies into the comments section below, I look forward to hearing your favourites! Continue reading What Are Your Top Five…Black Comedies

Continuing the Cornetto Trilogy

The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy are three films directed by Edgar Wright, written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The third and final film in the series has been announced, so I thought I’d take a look back at the other two films in my excitement and anticipation for the third. The Red Strawberry Cornetto: Shaun of the Dead The first in the cornetto trilogy is Shaun of … Continue reading Continuing the Cornetto Trilogy

Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Review for CUEAFS

Erik Matti brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘cradle snatcher’ in his action horror ‘Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles’. The first full length Filipino movie to be shot entirely in front of a green screen chroma key, ‘Tiktik’ is something of a sensation. Aswangs are creatures of Filipino folklore that feed from human flesh, only in Erik Matti’s telling of the myth they have an unquenchable hunger for new-born babies. Our … Continue reading Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Review for CUEAFS


Sightseers is a recent British black-comedy directed by Ben Wheatley. Tina leaves home to travel by caravan with new boyfriend Chris. But things soon turn sour when their romantic holiday takes a strange turn. Sightseers is darkly funny, and there is a tinge of ironic humour through out. It wasn’t the comedy drama I imagined it to be and I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed. It’s very dark and rather … Continue reading Sightseers