Mob Land

Mob Land (2023)

“We may all be sliding towards the edge, but it’s up to you how comfortable you are doing it,” says Clayton Minor (an electrifying Stephen Dorff), near the beginning of Nicholas Maggio’s feature debut Mob Land. Clayton has just coolly pistol-whipped a gun shop employee near to death to impress upon the owner the need…

Herd

Herd (2023)

Herd had its world première on Sat 26 Aug at FrightFest, UK home entertainment release (digital/DVD) follows on 23rd October 2023 (High Fliers) At the beginning of Herd, Jamie Miller (Ellen Adair) and her wife Alex Kanai (Mitzi Akaha) have become divided. After the stillbirth of their daughter, a chill has entered their relationship, and while they…

Detective Knight Independence

Detective Knight: Independence (2022)

Detective Knight: Independence opens with an armed bank robbery, all filmed at gun level in the familiar manner of a first-person shooter; and it ends with an armed robbery of the same bank, and then a getaway involving a hijacked ambulance, police humvees and a helicopter, during which one of the robbers will exclaim: “Fuck,…

Broil

Broil (2020)

The word ‘broil’ has two senses: on the one hand, it refers, whether as verb or noun, to a violent argument or brawl; and on the other, it is a verb that denotes roasting, and a noun for roasted meat. All these associations will eventually be brought into play in Edward Drake’s Broil, although the…