Review: The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Haley Bennett Denzel Washington - doggedly the least-interesting A-list actor working today - heads up the cast of this wholly unnecessary retread of John Sturges' 1960 film, itself a derivation of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai; a film which frequently finds itself in the top end of critics' polls of …

Why I Love… #86: Branded To Kill

Year: 1967 Director: Seijun Suzuki Stars: Jô Shishido (Gorô Hanada), Kôji Nanbara (No 1), Anne Mari (Misako), Mariko Ogawa (Mami Hanada), Isao Tamagawa (Michihiko Yabuhara) Genre: Action / Crime Thriller Released in its native Japan in 1967, Branded To Kill was a product of Nikkatsu Studios but one of a very different stripe to their usual. At the time Nikkatsu were one of the most prolific studios …

Review: Blair Witch

Director: Adam Wingard Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott What is it about watching the young being preyed upon in horror movies that we find so enduring, so morbidly entertaining? Time and again we are drawn back to the well, often through perpetuating franchises. A Nightmare On Elm Street. Friday The 13th etc. And now Blair Witch, …