News, Reviews & Features
  • Review: Velvet Buzzsaw paints a dark canvas but is worse than the sum of its p-arts

    Movie Review | Luke Whiston | 8th February 2019

    A few years ago I had a bit of an epiphany regarding my personal relationship with art (such as it is that the purpose and understanding of art as a human endeavour is the result of a complex mish-mash of evolutionary need and life experience resulting in a unique perspective held only to oneself imho). It was around the time of political unrest in a country - not going to say which one but it was one of those problematic countries you see on the news often, don't like the gays much - where a group of artists had collaborated to send a satirical message to their government which was more than likely going to see them turn up in a ditch. It was an act that made me question my complete self: would I, a comically stereotypical white man, ever do anything so profoundly brave with my creative output? I mean besides calling Nigel Farage a cock on Twitter? Probably not. I'll probably just carry on ascending to middle class via osmosis, stopping to tut whenever Netflix raise their prices by 20p so they can continue making mediocre originals.

  • What horrific game is played in the new image from Jigsaw?

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 14th July 2017

    FINALLY after a frankly ridiculous seven long years since Saw VII: The Final Chapter, Jigsaw is returning to the big screen to further tap the rich and largely unexplored concept of 'a killer kills people with killing games'. Not a moment too soon, I say!

  • For a film which is definitely going to be terrible, this poster isn't half bad

    Movie News | Ali | 30th August 2012

    Texas Chainsaw 3D ("because 'Massacres' are bad for business!") is out in January, and even though it'll be awful, this teaser poster is kind of creepy. Not sure about the nob in the jar, though. (Click here for hi-res).

  • I Saw The Devil

    Movie Review | Ali | 3rd April 2011

    Unlike their most excellent cuisine, Koreans seemingly prefer their revenge served cold. I'm hardly the world's foremost expert on Asian cinema (nutshell CV: hated Ringu, loved Audition, pretended to get the references in Kill Bill) but it seems like the revenge flick is a genre that's far better catered for in the East - they gave us Sympathy For Mr Vengeance, so in return, the West gave them Faster, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. No contest.

  • Let the trailer for I Saw The Devil punch you in the face

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 16th February 2011

    It's, like, this cool new movie? From, like, Korea? Don't worry, you probably haven't heard of it.

  • Saw 3D trailer will shut your trap

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 23rd July 2010

    The legacy of Jigsaw lives on in another series of highly complicated, highly unlikely gory deathtraps. Try and give a shit if you can.

  • The Collector

    Movie Review | Matt | 25th June 2010

    Not content with continuing the deranged adventures of Jigsaw in the last three Saw movies, sick filmmakers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have upped their output with this new instalment of torture porn. As expected, its simple premise and easily disposable characters are all just an excuse to show a series of imaginative executions in as much explicit detail as possible. It's what the kids are into these days.

  • Cary Elwes returns for Saw VII

    Movie News | Ali | 25th April 2010

    Cary Elwes will limp back to the Saw franchise this Halloween, as his Doctor Gordon returns - minus one foot - in Saw VII. It's in 3D! (*salsa party*)

  • Tobe Hooper to direct new Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel?

    Movie News | Ali | 24th October 2009

    Could the director of The Best Horror Movie Of All Time be returning to the franchise to start it anew? Strap on your leather face and yank on your buzzsaw - it's speculation time!

  • Saw VI

    Movie Review | Ali | 24th October 2009

    Watching Saw movies at the cinema is like my own personal form of self-abuse. I hate them, but I can't stop watching them. They are resolutely terrible from start to finish, but I look forward to disliking them, and enjoy writing about how bad they are. Perhaps it's my turn to be put into a torture trap for being a cog in this ever-turning wheel of cine-shit.