Holidays (2016)
Film / Horror

Holidays (2016)

The horror anthology film enjoyed something a resurgence in the 2010s (The ABCS of Death and V/H/S franchises, The Theatre Bizarre (2011), Southbound (2015), Tales of Halloween (2015), XX (2017) et al). Holidays takes that intermittently popular genre trope, the holiday themed horror film, and manages to celebrate no fewer than seven of them in … Continue reading

Scrooge (1951)
Fantasy / Film

Scrooge (1951)

It’s become almost a cliche to suggest that Brian Desmond Hurst’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, made in 1951 for Renown Pictures, is the best of them all. But there’s a reason why things become cliches – because often, they’re true. And here, that’s definitely the case. Though there have been many adaptations … Continue reading

Elf (2003)
Fantasy / Film

Elf (2003)

How much you enjoy Elf is largely going to depend on your tolerance for Will Ferrell. If you’re a fan, his ridiculous man-child Buddy the elf is going to be endlessly endearing. If not, you’re in for a very long 97 minutes. A moderate critical hit on its first release, it performed remarkably well at … Continue reading