Stalker

The over-looked masterpiece Stalker which was adapted from the novel Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers, was recently restored by Curzon Artificial Eye as part of their Sculpting Time Retrosp...

Crimewave

Crimewave is one of those films that should have been a lot better than the finished product. In 1985 the director Sam Raimi was hired to work with a script written by the up and coming talent that w...

Shoot ‘Em Up!

Filmmakers are always striving. Whether it is for authenticity, the ultimate laugh or the biggest heartache the films are usually curtailed by the need to keep it real. What if they did not need to? ...

Troll 2

Films as a general rule, are meant to entertain.  And in order to entertain, regardless of the genre, it is generally accepted that a few principles need to be adhered to.  For instance, the acting a...

Dark Horse

The rise in prominence of the man-child, the stay at home adult, is more common now than at any time in the recent past. Circumstances in these financially constrained times mean that adult children ...

Mirrors

In our Second Chance cinema strand, Moviescramble casts its eyes over the 2008 horror film Mirrors. In terms of critical acclaim horror films are generally given a bit of a kicking. Most reviewers te...

This Property Is Condemned

It is always of interest to see a film that has been re-evaluated years after it was classed as a flop and an artistic failure.  was not well received upon its cinematic release in nineteen sixty-six...

The Way

Self discovery is one of the subjects that tend to crop up on a regular basis in the movies. They tend to be featured a lot in the lower end, TV movie of the week style film that comes across as bein...

Dredd

I may as well front up. I am a Judge Dredd fan. I grew up with 2000 AD and many of its stories still rank highly among my favorites. Top of the list are the tales of Dredd and his world. I was one of...