Like Father, Like Son (2013) Review

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Rirî Furankî, Shôgen Hwang, Keita Ninomiya Certificate: PG     Running Time: 2hr 1 Min Plot: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that… Continue reading

Godzilla (2014) Review

Director: Gareth Edwards Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay) and Dave Callaham (story) Certificate: 12A    Running Time: 2hr 3 Mins Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins Plot: The king of monsters,… Continue reading

Blue Ruin: HMZ Film exclusively interviews star Macon Blair

The FIPRESCI prize winner Blue Ruin is one of the year’s stand out pieces of cinema. The film is a stark and gritty revenge thriller that satisfies the demand of genre fans whilst flirting with… Continue reading

Blue Ruin (2014) Review

Director: Jeremy Saulnier Writer: Jeremy Saulnier  Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 30 Mins Cast: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb, David W. Thompson Plot: A mysterious man’s… Continue reading

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) Review

Director: Gareth Evans Writer: Gareth Evans Certificate: 18     Running Time: 2hr 30 Mins Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Donny Alamsyah, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusodewo, Alex Abbad Plot: Set a short time… Continue reading

Noah (2014) Review

  Director: Darren Aronofsky Writers: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel Certificate: 12A    Running Time: 2hr 18 Mins Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson Plot: A man is entrusted with the responsibility to… Continue reading

HMZ Film screams into a magazine near you!

Earlier this year I was pleased to announce that I joined the Scream Magazine team! Four HMZ Film articles have been published in the latest issue of Scream Magazine (Issue 23) which is… Continue reading

Under The Skin Q+A and Review (2014)

On March 15th 2014, HMZ Film attended a special Q+A screening of Under The Skin at the illustrious Hackney Picturehouse in East London. The screening was followed by an extensive discussion with director… Continue reading

Her (2014) Review

Director: Spike Jonze Writer: Spike Jonze Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara Certificate: 15     Running Time: 2 hr 6 Mins Plot: Set in a future world, a disenchanted writer Theodore… Continue reading

Dallas Buyers Club (2014) Review

Director: Jean Marc Valée Writers: Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 57 Mins Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner Plot: Set in 1985, electrician Ronald Woodruff is… Continue reading

HMZ Film interviews director of award winning horror film: Banshee Chapter

To celebrate the DVD release of Banshee Chapter in the UK, HMZ Film has teamed up with Intense productions to secure an exclusive interview with director, Blair Erickson. Backed by Zachary Quinto’s Before the Door Pictures… Continue reading

HMZ Film is published in UK’s number one horror entertainment magazine

  I am delighted to announce that I have been published in UK’s leading horror entertainment magazine, SCREAM. The bi-monthly publication is available now in UK HMV stores nationwide and is shipped internationally. To subscribe… Continue reading

12 Years A Slave (2014) Review

Director: Steve McQueen Writers: John Ridley (screenplay)  Solomon Northup (source material: 12 years A Slave) Certificate: 15     Running Time: 2hr 14 Mins Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyongo’o,  Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt Plot:… Continue reading

HMZ Film’s Top 10 of 2013

2013 will be remembered as a golden cinematic year which has produced a dizzying array of memorable films, many of which will go on to become classics in their respective genres. Here is… Continue reading

The Act of Killing: The Director’s Cut (2013) Review

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Certificate: 15     Running Time: 2hr 39 Mins Plot: A documentary which challenges gangsters, who took part in the massacre of millions of  Indonesian communists during 1965-66, to re-enact their murderous actions.  In 1965, the Indonesian… Continue reading

HMZ Film exclusively interviews the creators and cast of The Borderlands

 On Saturday 2nd November at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, HMZ Film had the pleasure of sitting down with the creators and cast of sensational horror film ‘The Borderlands’ for an in… Continue reading

Gravity (2013) Review

Director: Alfonso Cuarón Writers: Alfonso Cuarón and Jonas Cuarón Certificate: 12A     Running Time: 1hr 31 Mins Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris (voice)  Plot: When a barrage of debris destroys their space shuttle, astronauts Dr Ryan Stone… Continue reading

HMZ Film attends Gravity masterclass at London Film Festival with Alfonso Cuarón and Tim Webber

On October 11th 2013, HMZ Film attended an exclusive Gravity master-class at London Film Festival with director Alfonso Cuarón and VFX supervisor Tim Webber which was hosted by critic Mark Salisbury. Coinciding with… Continue reading

HMZ Film attends Mayhem Film Festival: Reviews of The Borderlands, The Machine, Kiss of The Damned and The Demon’s Rook

On Saturday 2nd November, HMZ Film covered the Mayhem film festival in Nottingham’s Broadway cinema. An incredibly eclectic and diverse line up made for a rip-roaring descent into the shadowy realms of the… Continue reading

Captain Phillips (2013) Review

Director: Paul Greengrass Writer: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (source material) Certificate: 12A  Running Time: 2hr 14 Mins Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed Plot: In 2009, an American cargo… Continue reading

HMZ Film set to cover Nottingham’s Mayhem Film Festival (Preview)

On Saturday 2nd November 2013, HMZ Film will be attending the incredibly exciting Mayhem Festival at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham.The festival is jam packed with director Q+As, exclusive previews and special guest… Continue reading

British Horror Festival winning feature film Entity (2012) : HMZ Film interviews director Steve Stone and star Branko Tomovic

Following the screening of Best Feature film, Entity, at British Horror Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square. I caught up with director Steve Stone to talk about Entity, his motivation behind making the film and exciting… Continue reading

HMZ Film covers British Horror Film Festival

On 19th October 2013, HMZ Film attended the glitzy British Horror Festival at Empire cinemas in Leicester Square, London. The event has become a melting pot for showcasing and promoting independent genre cinema,… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews Kevin Gates, director of Frightfest 2013 hit Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

Paranormal Diaries: Clophill premiered at international genre festival Film 4 Frightfest in 2013 to overwhelmingly positive reactions across the horror community. We follow a documentary style investigation which visits a church ruin in… Continue reading

HMZ Film set to cover British Horror Film Festival 2013 (Preview)

  The British Horror Film Festival 2013 sponsored by Haunted: After Dark kicks off next Friday 18th October and runs through to Saturday 19th October in London’s iconic Empire cinema in Leicester Square.… Continue reading

Prisoners (2013) Review

Director: Denis Villenueve Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Certificate: 15     Running Time: 2hr 33 Mins Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Paul Dano Plot: When the Dover (Jackman and… Continue reading

HMZ Film review is published on leading horror website

    I recently joined up with Horrortalk as a guest contributor, the collaboration is an exciting development for HMZ Film and it represents a great opportunity to work with such a talented… Continue reading

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Director: James Wan Writer: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), James Wan (story) Certificate: 15    Running Time: 1hr 46 Mins Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins Plot: The Lambert family… Continue reading

Elysium (2013) Review

Director: Neill Blomkamp Writers: Neill Blomkamp Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 49 Mins Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga Plot: 2154, Earth has been ravaged and is close… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews rising star of You’re Next: Nicholas Tucci

You’re Next is a top 10 UK Box Office hit and is undoubtedly one of the stand-out horror films of the year. My review has been endorsed by You’re Next writer Simon Barrett on Twitter… Continue reading