Sam Riley

Film Review: Free Fire (UK, 2016) avoids Hollywood action tropes in the best way

April 24, 2017

The films by British director Ben Wheatley have all been incredibly distinct from another and are all very well-done. Whether going through the genre of crime, psychological horror, dark comedy, dystopian drama or historical surrealism, you can never accuse Wheatley of doing the same trick twice. But the crucial through-line through all his films is a streak of black humour.... Continue Reading

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DVD Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (MA15+) (USA/UK, 2016)

June 28, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Hollywood is on to a good thing, they will milk the shit out of it and exploit it until audiences are sick of it and then move on to the next “cool” thing. Right now that thing is very much zombies, so don’t be surprised to see if this trend potentially starts to grow with more adaptations that could soon follow featuring the undead. You would be safe to assume that Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has every potential for being a train wreck movie, or one of those so bad it’s bad films but in actual fact it’s neither and is surprisingly enjoyable as a fun rollick through an alternate universe.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (MA15+, USA/UK, 2016)

February 29, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Hollywood is on to a good thing, they will milk the shit out of it and exploit it until audiences are sick of it and then move on to the next “cool” thing. Right now that thing is very much zombies, so don’t be surprised to see if this trend potentially starts to grow with more adaptations that could soon follow featuring the undead. You would be safe to assume that Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has every potential for being a train wreck movie, or one of those so bad it’s bad films but in actual fact it’s neither and is surprisingly enjoyable as a fun rollick through an alternate universe.... Continue Reading

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