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Review: Harry Brown (2009)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Harry Brown (Michael Caine) is an elderly ex-marine who lives a lonely life in a decaying estate in London. After suffering the loss of his wife who has been in a coma [...]

August 8, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Omega Man (1971)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ I’ve always been a little hesitant to check out Charlton Heston’s post-Planet of the Apes flicks, but after reading an interview with techno don Robert Hood, who declared The Omega Man as [...]

August 1, 2014 Reviews

Review: Under the Skin (2013)

  Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ In this highly anticipated film by acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer, Scarlett Johansson plays an extraterrestrial roaming the streets of Scotland to hunt for male prey. After replicating the guise of [...]

July 18, 2014 Reviews

Review: Shock Waves (1977)

Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ A group of survivors of a boat disaster get stranded on an island – and that’s the least of their concerns. A hermit residing there informs them that the island isn’t safe as there [...]

June 27, 2014 Reviews

Review: Wake in Fright (1971)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Having lived in Australia for a good six years, I found Wake in Fright to be strangely familiar despite not having been born when the film was made. It could be because [...]

June 20, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Lunchbox (2013)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Set against the backdrop of the mindbogglingly complex food delivery system in Mumbai, the story begins when a “dabbawallah” (food delivery man) sends a “dabba” (tiffin boxes) to the wrong recipient, [...]

June 13, 2014 Reviews

Review: Wild Zero (1999)

  Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Wild Zero = The Ramones x Plan 9 From Outer Space x The Return of The Living Dead. The plot revolves around Ace, a wannabe punk rocker. One night after a [...]

June 6, 2014 Reviews

Review: Blood Glacier (2013)

Review by: Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ This is Austria’s answer to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” (1982) and the director, Marvin Kren also integrated other elements from earlier horror films such as “The Fly” and “The Mist” [...]

May 16, 2014 Reviews

Review: Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Review by: Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Released in October 2013, Hwayi: A Monster Boy, is the second feature film for director Jang Joon-hwan. His first feature was the quirky sci-fi thriller, Save the Green Planet! (2003). While Save [...]

May 8, 2014 Reviews

Review: Maniac (1980) vs. Maniac (2012)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: Maniac (1980) ★ ★ ★ ☆☆   /  Maniac (2012) ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Ok I have to admit; I have never been a big fan of horror remakes, especially when the movie in question is a total [...]

April 25, 2014 Reviews