Review: Cargo (2018)

Based on the Tropfest finalist from 2013, filmmakers Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke have adapted their appropriately viral short film Cargo to the big screen, which opened in select cinemas across Australia yesterday through Umbrella Films. After a violent viral pandemic all but destroyed humanity, a desperate father journeys with his…

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Blu-ray Review: Death Wish 4 & Death Wish 5

Due to popular demand, Umbrella Entertainment have answered the call from genre fans by releasing action sequels Death Wish 4: The Crackdown and Death Wish V: The Face of Death in a second Cannon Classics Double Feature on Blu-ray, echoing the monotone warning of our white-collar protagonist, “This ain’t ovah!”.…

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Mother’s Day Review: Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Criminal matriarch Mama Fratelli from The Goonies will forever be my favourite ‘screen mum’, due entirely to the un-apologetically abrasive performance of actress Anne Ramsey; but it’s her Oscar nominated turn as the titular character in Throw Momma from the Train that deserve more love, especially on this Mother’s Day.…

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Blu-ray Review: Deadly Blessing (1981)

Between the raw unrelenting nature of The Hills Have Eyes and the huge commercial success from A Nightmare on Elm Street, director Wes Craven was in a transitional phase with Deadly Blessing, a rural slasher in which a widow grows paranoid over a neighbouring god-fearing community, who see her as…

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DVD Review: Society (1989)

After producing a number of horror staples during the mid-to-late 80’s, Brian Yuzna made the leap to directing with the twisted Society, which offers a satirical and highly grotesque portrayal of the elite and their self-serving appetites. We discover this horrifying final rung on the social ladder through the ordinary…

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