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Mom and Dad

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brian Taylor
  • Cast: Selma Blair, Nicolas Cage, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur
  • UK release: 9 March 2018

The parents in a suburban town are afflicted with a rage that causes them to turn on their offspring, causing Brent (Cage) and Kendall (Blair) to go homicidal. Frenetic satirical horror with cartoonish energy, and even though Cage’s mad energy finds the perfect outlet, he’s comprehensively upstaged by Blair as the…

Dark Horse

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Solondz
  • Written by: Todd Solondz
  • Cast: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken
  • UK release: 29 June 2012

Still living at home, toy collecting man-child Abe (Gelber) forms an unlikely relationship with the dysfunctional Miranda (Blair) leading him to question his life and the opinions of the people around him. Moving and funny, but Happiness director Solondz favours comedy over compassion for his immature protagonist.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

Guillermo del Toro returns to Hollywood with a second blockbuster adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' cult supernatural title. A new storyline pits the hell-spawned hero against a mighty mechanised legion of unstoppable warriors. The sequel has more of everything - monsters, action, humour, character development, supporting…

Feast of Love

  • 2 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Benton
  • Written by: Allison Burnett, Charles Baxter
  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Selma Blair, Toby Hemingway, Stana Katic, and Fred Ward

Hollywood veteran Benton ('Kramer Vs Kramer', 'Nobody's Fool') directs an all-star ensemble cast in this nausea-inducing smorgasbord-like meditation on love, set within a close-knit community of friends in Oregon.

WAZ

  • 2 stars
  • 2006
  • UK / US
  • 1h 44min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tom Shankland
  • Cast: Stellan Skarsgärd, Selma Blair, Melissa George

Detective Eddie Argo (Skarsgård) is jaded. His partner Helen (George) is wide-eyed. Their newest case is an intellectual puzzle wrapped inside a sadist's head-trip. So far so 'Se7en', but 'WAZ' quickly succumbs to the de rigueur torture porn currently being practised by Eli 'Hostel' Roth et al sacrificing a decent…

The Fog

  • 2005
  • Canada / US
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
  • Written by: Screenplay:, Cooper Layne, Based on the original, film written by:, John Carpenter, & Debra Hill
  • Cast: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Rade Šerbedžija, DeRay Davis, Sonja Bennett, Kenneth Welsh, Adrian Hough

Stilted and hokey remake of John Carpenter's 1980 horror classic.

A Dirty Shame

  • 2004
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Waters
  • Cast: Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair,

Repressed, middle-aged Sylvia Stickles is aghast at her sex-addicted, enormously breasted daughter Caprice (Blair), but when Sylvia is hit on the head by a passing car, she becomes a sex addict herself, with a little help from a charismatic mechanic (Knoxville), and before you know it the whole town's going the same way.

Hellboy

  • 3 stars
  • 2004
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ron Perlman, Rupert Evans, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Karel Roden, Ladislav Beran, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor

Mexican horror film auteur del Toro's labour of love adaptation of Mike Mignola's cult horror comic delivers on every level, remaining true to the spirit of Mignola's inspired strip and rich with supernatural hocus pocus, wisecracking one-liners and the dark visual styling of German Expressionist cinema.

Legally Blonde

  • 2001
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Robert Luketic
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

A sorority queen follows her estranged boyfriend to Harvard. Once a student, she realises how capable she is in the world of law.

Mom and Dad

5 Mar 20184 stars

Selma Blair and Nicolas Cage have a ball as a suburban couple gone horribly haywire

With a few notable exceptions (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Kick-Ass, The Croods, Joe), Nicolas Cage has spent the past decade gnashing his teeth in a variety of direct-to-digital and big budget B-movies, putting in the hours but seldom…

Dark Horse

12 Jul 20124 stars

Todd Solondz film is supremely dark and disturbing suburbia satire

Supremely dark and disturbing satirist of American suburbia Todd Solondz’s seventh feature is his most fully realised and mature film (in cinematic terms, if not subject matter) to date. It might not boast the jaw-dropping subversive outrageousness of…

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

21 Aug 20083 stars

Fresh from the critical and commercial success of his Oscar-feted Spanish horror-fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to Hollywood with a second blockbuster adaptation of Dark Horse Comics’ cult supernatural title. A…

Also Released

4 Oct 2007

A Few Days in September (15) 117min ••• Intriguing, if occasionally incoherent political thriller set around 9/11 in Paris and Venice with Juliette Binoche’s French Secret Service agent helping to reunite her former American colleague Nick Nolte with…

Hellboy

11 Apr 20073 stars

Comics

DVD The first of three feature length television cartoons adapted from Mike Mignola’s marvellous comic book series, Sword of Storms takes Hellboy and his Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence colleagues east to Japan where they duke it out with a…