It may not hold up as well under intense scrutiny and its finale goes off course a bit but The Purge is a good horror/thriller with a premise that adds real depth.
Review: Parental Guidance (2012)
Parental Guidance is an inoffensive, occasionally enjoyable caper that has its heart in the right place but its funny bone is out of joint and it lacks anything distinguishable from countless others.
Review: The Hangover Part III (2013)
The Hangover Part III is not absent of all merit but is utterly devoid of humour and the new direction hasn’t helped make this threequel meaningful.
Review: Resolution (2012)
Resolution is a clever indie horror that embarks on the nature of campfire storytelling with a unique horrific vision.
Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness is a rip-roaring blockbuster, funny, well acted and at time of writing 2013’s blockbuster to beat, see this on the biggest screen possible!
Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a smart globetrotting thriller, which opens up timely issues to debate and features a breakout performance by Riz Ahmed.
Top 10 Natural Horror Films with Bite
We take a look at some of the best natural horror films - a list that includes the likes of Jaws and The Birds...
Review: The Bigfoot Tapes (2012)
A Troll Hunter-like start is fine but as soon as the first occurrence begins The Bigfoot Tapes goes downhill fast becoming foreseeable and not especially enjoyable.
Review: The Lords of Salem (2012)
Not exactly horror, The Lords of Salem appears to be an artistic statement without the punch; there is occasional fun but very little actual atmosphere.
Review: Love Crime (2010)
Alain Corneau’s psychologoical drama Love Crime is well acted but lags in excitement in parts.
Top 10 Movie Titles That Outline the Plot
We take a look at 10 film titles that do a lot more than bring you in, they tell you about the film!
Review: Scary MoVie (2013)
Scary Movie 5 cements the franchise as one of the most regressive in cinema history, as it continues with this laughter-allergic fifth instalment.
Review: Stolen (2012)
Stolen marks Nicolas Cage’s reunion with director Simon West, after their last film Con Air. Only intermittently entertaining and bogged down by too much over-familiarity in the writing and too little impact overall.
Review: I Didn’t Come Here To Die (2010)
I Didn’t Come Here To Die is an effective, if flawed, low budget horror with very good effects and a paranoiac narrative.
Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a film about a boy and his impact on the lives of many. It's predictable to a tee but has a great warm heart.
Jack Bottomley's Comments
- Split was a surprising comeback of sorts for Shyamalan and while Glass is divisive, it is great to see this director back making the kind of interesting movies he started out with. Glass is definitely worth giving a go! Review: Glass (2019)
- Me too. It's unfathomable really how it all went this badly, considering the cast they had assembled! The script just had no idea what to do with any of them. Review: Holmes & Watson (2018)
- It really is worth catching, an excellent film. Review: A Quiet Place (2018)