HARD TIDE

4.5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 21st November 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Nathaneal Wiseman & Robert Osman

Cast: Nathaneal Wiseman, Alexandra Newick, Mem Ferda, Oliver Stark, Katarina Gellin, Andy Lucas, Beverly Hills, Grant Davis, Veronica Jane Trickett, Jel Djelal, Daniel Nehme with Sean Cronin and Ralph Brown

Writer: Nathaneal Wiseman & Robert Osman

Trailer:  HARD TIDE

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TIGER RAID

5.5 out of 10

Irish film production

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 7th October 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Simon Dixon

Cast: Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony, Sofia Boutella and Rory Fleck-Byrne

Writer: Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan, Gareth Coulam Evans

Trailer: TIGER RAID

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REMAINDER

7 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 24th June 2016

Director: Omer Fast

Cast: Tom Sturridge, Cush Jumbo, Ed Speleers, Danny Webb, Shaun Prendergast, Jumayn Hunter with Arsher Ali and Nicholas Farrell

Writer: Tom McCarthy / Omer Fast

Trailer: REMAINDER

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SET FIRE TO THE THAMES

6 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 16th September 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Charles Ben Edwards

Cast: Michael Winder, Max Bennett, Sally Phillips, Gerard Mcdermott, Lily Loveless, David Hoyle, Portia Freeman with Sadie Frost and Noel Fielding

Writer: Al Joshua

Trailer: SET THE THAMES ON FIRE

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • Sally Phillips: The Rizen 2, The Rizen, Burn Burn Burn, Bridget Jones 3, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, The Decoy Bride, Miranda (TV), Green Wing (TV), Bridget Jones 2, Bridget Jones, Mean Machine, Birthday Girl, Born Romantic
  • Lily Loveless: Skins (TV), Sket
  • Sadie Frost: Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie, Deadly VirtuesThe Heavy, Shoot On Sight, Beyond The Rave (TV), An Ideal Husband, Love Honour and Obey, Rancid Aluminium Captain Jack, Final Cut, Bent, Crimetime, Shopping, Splitting Heirs, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), The Krays, Diamond Skulls, Press Gang (TV), Empire State
  • Noel Fielding: Brakes, Aaaaaaaaah!, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy (TV), The IT Crowd (TV), Horrid Henry – The Movie, Come On Eileen, Bunny & The Bull, The Mighty Boosh (TV), Nathan Barley (TV)

 

SCOTTISH MUSSEL

2.5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release date: 23rd September 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Talulah Riley

Cast: Martin Compston, Talulah Riley, Joe Thomas, Paul Brannigan, Morgan Watkins, Steven O’Donnell, Emun Elliott, Marianna Palka, Niall Grieg Fulton, James Dreyfus, Racheal Stirling, Camille Coduri, Clair Buckley, Ryan Gage, Conor McCarron with Russell Kane, Rufus Hound and Harry Enfield

Writer: Talulah Riley

Trailer: SCOTTISH MUSSEL

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HIDE & SEEK (2016)

7 out of 10

Release Date: 18 July 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Joanna Coates

Cast: Hannah Arterton, Rea Mole, Josh O’Connor, Daniel Metz and Joe Banks

Writer: Joanna Coates & Daniel Metz

Trailer: HIDE & SEEK

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Hide & Seek is an unusual and fairly unique movie about a small commune for damaged people leaving their boring lives behind. Nothing is confirmed, and back stories are vague but what we do learn is that Leah (REA MOLE) is the owner of the property and possibly the designer of the cult’s routines. The other three – two boys and one girl alternate at sleeping in the marital bed with a different member each evening. The days are filled with playing games and sharing time preparing meals and going for walks around their idyllic Herefordshire locale.

Tensions rarely bubble to the surface and each member seems to be at ease with the processes. Only Jack (DANIEL METZ – COMPUTER CHESS) comes across as peculiar – all four take the routines seriously.  Charlotte’s (HANNAH ARTERTON – BURN BURN BURN) boyfriend Simon (JOE BANKS) shows up one day. He tells Charlotte that he loves her and wants to understand more about the group.

Within the ‘bubble’ all these fragile souls seem to enjoy the endless days of make believe and easy sex. The high emphasis on their performance art and play acting forcibly creates a disconnect with the real world and this rubs off onto the film itself making it an aloof and unusually cool customer for a no-budget britpic. You look for answers because the characters’ lives invite questions and our interest. Like the group though and like Simon, you are invited in to watch but you don’t feel included. It’s a clever and smart little film that doesn’t overstay its welcome and it features some nice performances, along with apt cinematography that hints that this ‘summer of love’ won’t last forever and we’ve just watched a film about the cult’s hey day.

7 out of 10 – A nice change of pace and story. It won’t be everybody’s cup of tea but much of the shenanigans ring true, emotionally, so for all it’s hipster leanings, it still has a beating heart.  Short, neat, and fairly original.

WHAT HAVE I SEEN THAT ACTOR IN BEFORE?

  • Hannah Arterton: Burn Burn Burn, Walking On Sunshine
  • Josh O’Connor: Florence Foster Jenkins, The Program, Ripper Street (TV), Peaky Blinders (TV), The Riot Club
  • Daniel Metz: Computer Chess

THE COMEDIAN’S GUIDE TO SURVIVAL

4.5 out of 10

REVIEW COMING SOON

Release Date: 31st October 2016 (DVD Premiere)

Director: Mark Murphy (Awaiting / The Crypt)

Cast: James Buckley, Paul Kaye, Clair Buckley, Kevin Eldon, Jalaal Hartley, James Mullinger,  Neil Stuke, Tim McInnerny, Norman Pace, Peter Woodward, Mark Heap, Natalie Stone with MyAnna Buring and Vas Blackwoord with Omid Djalili, Jimmy Carr, Brendon Burns, Luenell, Mike Ward, Mike Wilmot, Gina Yashere and Gilbert Gottfried

Writer: Mark Murphy & James Mullinger

Trailer: THE COMEDIAN’S GUIDE TO SURVIVAL

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