Mr. D. Glover

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The Raid 2 [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Iko Uwais
The Raid 2 [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Iko Uwais
Must admit, I didn't really enjoy Part 1 the first time around. There'd been too much hype. The film felt excessive and bleak, but I knew there was something brilliant going on there. It wasn't until the second or third viewing that I could get my head around how blisteringly intense it was. However, if learning to appreciate the first film was like falling in love with a song, The Raid 2 is like getting to grips with an album.
Unlike Die Hard 2 (which was quite ridiculously the exact same film in a different location) this sequel expands in every direction. I had my doubts. A sprawling crime epic seemed a little ambitious, but somehow Gareth Evans has pulled it off. Technically, the… Read more
The Sacrament [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Joe Swanberg
The Sacrament [DVD] DVD ~ Joe Swanberg
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars West is Best, 19 July 2014
During promotional interviews the director Ti West found himself debating whether or not this film should be classed as Horror, as although it does depict horrific events, there is no supernatural element. It really doesn't matter. Just rest assured that, although definitely not a family movie, The Sacrament is terrific. West deserves all the hype that Quentin Tarantino received with his first few films, but he still doesn't seem to be getting the exposure he deserves (unlike his over-rated friend, Eli Roth).
As you've probably already worked out, The Sacrament is a modern-day reworking of the real life 1978 Jonestown massacre, shown in a faux documentary style. There's a great… Read more
V/H/S [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lane Hughes
V/H/S [DVD] DVD ~ Lane Hughes
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I must admit, the horror genre is, for the most part, a swirling vortex of dross. As a result it seems that the excellent VHS isn't getting the exposure or recognition it deserves. It's a shame because this film really should have found a wider mainstream audience.
In fairness, there's nothing particularly new here- Hammer horror were doing portmanteau films back in the sixties and the found-footage/fake documentary thing has become a cinema standard since Cannibal Holocaust. However, VHS has a subtlety, simplicity and off-kilter sense of humour that lifts it a cut above the rest. The short film format works particularly well for the crudeness of horror, allowing the tales to be… Read more

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