Review: Mayday

The BBC’s Mayday is now out on DVD, after airing its five episode mini-series this March. The show is set in an English village, where Mayday celebrations lead to fear and intrigue, as the young May Queen, Hattie, disappears. Allegations of who may have been responsible, soon run rampant, as the local form a search…

Review: The Witch

The Witch – A New England Folktale. Set against a backdrop of foreboding wilderness, a family of English settlers fall into darkness, as even the lofty bastions of faith are as much a source of terror, as they are of hope. Drawing from authentic folklore and historic records, The Witch tells a tale that is…

Review: The Coven

When I first encountered this film, I was initially struck by the rather obvious attempt to mimic “The Craft” on its advertising poster. I then read the poster’s claim to be “based upon true events”, which very often these days seems to mean that the writer is aware of a real event happening, but in…

Review: Into The Woods

An utterly fantastic film and a definite treat for those who love both visually stunning cinema and the musical brilliance of the stage. Those unfamiliar with the stage show of the same name, might be unaware of just how musical this movie is. It is a wonderland of song from start to finish. If you’re…

Review: Lord of Tears

Hex Media bring us this startling horror offering, set in the remote Scottish countryside. As a horror film, it will most likely not be to everyone’s taste, but it is also not your conventional horror. Sarah Daly (writer) and Lawrie Brewster (director) conjure an occult mystery that is genuinely creepy and often unnerving. Lord of…

Review: Neverlake

Neverlake is a unique movie, based on little understood Pagan practices of the Etruscans and inspired by the poetic works of Shelley. The unique character of this film sets it apart as all at once haunting and beautiful, conjuring images of distant rites of a forgotten people, set against the wild backdrop of the Tuscany…

Review: Maleficent

There’s no way that this movie could get anything but the full five out of five stars.  Quite simply, it’s a wonderful film. Fans of Disney’s original Sleeping Beauty are sure to love this retelling.  It not only gives us a fantastical background to the story, but transforms the characters, while remaining true to their…