First off, this rating is from a huge Beefheart fan, if you're not into his music or the Magic Band, there's probably not a lot here for you. Having said that, this documentary totally dispels any worries I would have had about seeing the band performing without Van Vliet. The band all seem to be in it for the right reasons and John French does a great homage to Van Vliet's voice. It was great to see the members are…
Yet another new Hollywood horror that builds up a promising threat and squanders it by going down the most banal and clichéd routes possible.
Don't get me wrong, the first hour or so is great with Ethan Hawke as the ridiculously named Ellison Oswalt peeling away layer after layer of deepening mystery. The use of super 8 film is very effective in adding a spooky atmosphere and while this is the very definition of a found footage film, thankfully in…
Belfast Film Festival showed a special screening of Evil Dead 2 in the park last night, surrounded on all sides by tall trees it was the perfect setting.
Evil Dead 2 has always been one of my favourite films. It had a huge influence on my taste back in my teens and I probably wouldn't have been anywhere near as enthusiastic about horror if I hadn't seen it back then. However, I hadn't watched it in such a long time,…