TAD 2018: The Dark (2018) – Justin P. Lange

Having had its Toronto premiere last week at Toronto After Dark, writer/director Justin P. Lange’s film, an Austrian-Canadian co-production hits VOD today. Despite its bloody and horrific trappings, The Dark is a gentle tale that sees a young girl, Mina (Nadia Alexander, best known for her work in The Sinner) become a monster because of…

Five Fingers of Death aka King Boxer (1972) – Chang-hwa Jeoong

The 101 Action Movies brings another Shaw Brothers classic to my screen. It’s a fairly generic tale, yet for all that, it’s a lot of fun, and the fight sequences are exciting. There are glowing red hands indicating the power of the Iron Fist, there are eyeballs ripped from sockets with a music cue that…

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010) – Martyn Pick

This week, Anchor Bay unleashes the animated version of the Games Workshop tabletop game and brings unfamiliar viewers into an expansive, dystopian, and violent world. The downside to the film is that CG films have such high standards now, set by Pixar, Dreamworks, and others, that I expected a higher level to the facial textures…