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Film review – Lelicek in the Services of Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the 1932 Czech comedy Lelícek ve sluzbách Sherlocka Holmese (Lelicek in the Services of Sherlock Holmes). NB: the whole film is online here. ‘Ah, Sherlock Holmes, you had a dog shop, didn’t you?’ This 1932 Czech comedy, which is at heart yet another riff on…

Toronto International Film Festival review – Downrange

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the latest from Ryuhei Kitamura movie. Back in 2012, a very minor suspense picture – Roadside – had a couple stuck on the road in the middle of nowhere at the mercy of a seemingly motiveless sniper, who combined the blankly impersonal menace of…

Film review – Beast

My notes on the new British thriller Beast.

Film review – Truth or Dare

My notes on the new horror film Truth or Dare 

Film review – #Screamers

My notes on the found footage horror film #Screamers, in US cinemas now and on digital platforms soon.