Road Rash Reviews

The Holly and the Ivy Review ****-

Cert U | 83 mins | 1952

4 stars of heartwarming family Christmas in the countryside.
The Holly and the Ivy was originally released in 1952 and is based on the play of the same name written by Wynyard Browne (Hobson’s Choice). It is directed by George More O’Ferrall (The Heart of the Matter) with a screenplay by Anatole de Grunwald (Bond Street).
Just in time for Christmas, the…more

Ironweed Dual Format Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 143 mins | 1987

4 star bleak yet mesmerizing Depression Era drama.
Ironweed was first released in 1987 and makes it’s UK Blu-ray and DVD debut in this Dual Format release courtesy of Eureka Classics. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name by William Kennedy who also wrote the screenplay. It was directed by Hector Babenco (Foolish Heart).
“I’m sorry…more

Moomins and the Winter Wonderland Review ****-

Cert U | 82 mins | 2019

4 stars of enchanting Christmas family fun.
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland is a feature length children’s film based on the beloved characters created by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson in the 1940’s.
This enchanting film has been lovingly put together using existing stop-motion Moomin productions from the 1980’s with a new screenplay, edited and restored to 4K format, whilst retaining…more

Operation Petticoat (Eureka Classics) Dual Format edition Review ****-

Cert U | 124 mins | 1959

4 Star
Bullets, Bombs and Brassieres.
Eureka bring us a post war classic with two of Hollywood’s finest comedy actors, from the pens of Paul King, Joseph Stone, Stanley Shapiro, and Maurice Richlin who were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing. Directed by a family favourite Blake Edwards (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther, The…more

Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw Review ****-

Cert 12 | 137 mins | 2019

4 Star
Bigger, Badder, Louder
New director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) was given a mega budget film ($200,000,000 (estimated)) and he blew the lot (almost literally). With Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 47 Ronin, Fast & Furious 9) at the writing helm you know Hobbs and Shaw comes with a full pedigree certificate for the Fast…more

Anna and the Apocalypse Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 92 mins | 2019

4 star deliciously disrespectful musical horror comedy.
Anna and the Apocalypse is based on a BAFTA winning 2010 short film by Ryan McHenry, creator of the internet Vine smash hit, Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to see it made into a feature film, but his friends, including co-writer Alan McDonald made sure his dream became a…more

The African Queen (Masters of Cinema) Review *****

Cert PG | 105 mins | 1951

5 Star
Water, a Boat and an Ambitious Plan.
Although he has more acting credits than directing ones, it his directing skills that separate John Huston from the rest, with films such as The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The Unforgiven and Escape to Victory, you know you are in for a treat and none more so than this dramatic…more

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