Blu-ray Review: The Haunting (1999)

I remember there being a lot of buzz surrounding The Haunting as its release in cinemas grew closer. Much of the hype was built around the use of “cutting edge” digital effects and that fact it was from director, Jan de Bont, who previously gave us the action spectacles of…

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DVD Review: Hang ‘Em High (1968)

Clint Eastwood’s first Hollywood western follows upon the actor’s whirlwind success in Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy, delivering a hard-fought story of vengeance and justice set in the Oklahoma Territory of 1889. Directed by workhorse film and television director, Ted Post, Hang ‘Em High is out now on DVD from Umbrella…

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Review: Freaks (2019)

Out now on a limited theatrical run through Icon Film Distribution Australia, independent sci-fi thriller, Freaks, plunges viewers into a seemingly normal world that a little girl is desperate to discover, but cannot escape her father’s protective and paranoid control. With a vague title like Freaks, there are countless scenarios…

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Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Whether you love or loathe director Quentin Tarantino, the release of his films is an event and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his most movie-centric piece to date, has warranted the status like no other. Set firmly in 1969 Los Angeles, an established but fading TV star and his…

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Blu-ray Review: Chappaquiddick (2017)

Derived from the Native American word “cheppiaquidne”, meaning “separated island”, Chappaquiddick is a common word in the vocabulary of American politics, one synonymous with scandal. On the night of July 18th, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy was involved in a fatal car accident on Chappaquiddick island, Massachusetts, which claimed the life…

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