Some movies have good premises that get squandered in the execution, but The Purge is the other way around. It takes a bad premise and makes it work, more or less.
After the screening of Last Days on Mars in the director's fortnight competition, many were wondering why exactly the clunky, derivative Mars-zombie movie was programmed at a high-class festival like Cannes.
Besides the fact that I doubt we'll see a more deft, thrilling genre film this year, I'm very pleased that Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin addresses a number of issues that revenge films have been overlooking for decades.
If there is one thing the English north has a great deal of, it is space. Space and rocks.
There are few sub-genres of film quite as specific and instantly recognizable as '70s Euro-horror.
Man, I had such high hopes for The Colony. Sure, my feelings of hope were coloured a bit by a set visit a year ago that went comically awry.
Geneticist Geoff Burton relocates to Dresden, Germany to work on groundbreaking new project, a human regenerative gene.
I hesitate to write anything more than a vague review because this is the type of film that is best seen without knowing anything about it.
Time is a fluid thing in the atmospheric Haunter, but it's set mainly in 1985. It's the day before Lisa's 16th birthday. It has been for a while.