The International (DVD)

Call to arms…

Banks have become the shadowy, moustache-twirling villains of the modern world, and so Tom Twyker’s The International, which has at its heart a financial institution of the most dastardly kind, couldn’t have come at a better time. But, despite its topical story and rip-roaring, globe-trotting narrative, it all falls a little bit flat.

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Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Hell hath no fury…

For horror fans, there’s a lot riding on Drag Me To Hell. Not only is it the latest addition to a genre that’s become overpopulated with torture porn, weak teen shockers and remakes, but it also marks the return of director Sam Raimi to the cinematic stable that made his name. Was it too much to ask that Raimi not only live up to his Evil Dead standards but also breathe new life into the American horror? Apparently not, as Drag Me To Hell is not only one of Raimi’s best, but it’s also the most inventive, thrilling and downright enjoyable scary movie to come out of Hollywood for quite some time.

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