Dr Lenera

Dr Lenera

I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

DAVID FINCHER'S 'THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE' STILL BEING PLANNED...AND WILL BE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE BOOK

DAVID FINCHER’S ‘THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE’ STILL BEING PLANNED…AND WILL BE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE BOOK

When David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was being made, there was no doubt that films of the other two books in Stieg Larsson’s trilogy were intended to [read on...]

IS THIS WHAT 'SCRAWL' STAR DAISY RIDLEY WILL LOOK LIKE IN 'STAR WARS'?

IS THIS WHAT ‘SCRAWL’ STAR DAISY RIDLEY WILL LOOK LIKE IN ‘STAR WARS’?

Security is tight on Star Wars: Episode VII, so much so that we don’t even know who most of the cast are playing. Someone has apparently got some behind-the-scenes access [read on...]

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD [1961]  [HCF REWIND]

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD [1961] [HCF REWIND]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 243: THE THIEF OF BAGDAD [Italy, 1961] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 92 min/102 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic Apologies to our readers for [read on...]

A MOST WANTED MAN [2014]: in cinemas now [short review]

A MOST WANTED MAN [2014]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 122 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Gunther Bachmann is the leader of an espionage organisation in Germany which seeks to [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #4: DICK BARTON AT BAY [1950]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #4: DICK BARTON AT BAY [1950]

★½☆☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 243: DICK BARTON AT BAY [UK 1950] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 68 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   An undercover agent is being [read on...]

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP [2014]: in cinemas now

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP [2014]: in cinemas now

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 92 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Ten years ago, Christine Lucas was found bruised and, except for a sheet, naked [read on...]

THE GANG'S ALL HERE [1943]: on Blu-ray 15th September [HCF REWIND]

THE GANG’S ALL HERE [1943]: on Blu-ray 15th September [HCF REWIND]

★★★★½

HCF REWIND NO. 242: THE GANG’S ALL HERE [USA 1943] ON BLU-RAY: 15th September, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 103 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic Andrew Mason [read on...]

DC COMICS COULD MAKE ITS OWN 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY' TYPE FILM

DC COMICS COULD MAKE ITS OWN ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ TYPE FILM

Though it didn’t exactly ‘wow’ me [I enjoyed it, but didn't think it was anything special], James Gunn’s Guardians of The Galaxy is now the biggest domestic release of 2014. [read on...]

MADAME DUBARRY [1919]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 22nd September [HCF REWIND]

MADAME DUBARRY [1919]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 22nd September [HCF REWIND]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 241: MADAME DUBARRY [Germany 1919] ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 22nd September, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic [read on...]

 ALS ICH TOT WAR [1916]  [short review]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 22nd September  [HCF REWIND]

ALS ICH TOT WAR [1916] [short review]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 22nd September [HCF REWIND]

★★★☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 240: ALS ICH TOT WAR [WHEN I WAS DEAD] AKA WP IST MEIN SCHATZ [WHERE IS MY TREASURE?], [Germany 1916] ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 22nd [read on...]

BOUND [1996]: out now on Dual-Format Blu-ray and DVD  [HCF REWIND]

BOUND [1996]: out now on Dual-Format Blu-ray and DVD [HCF REWIND]

★★★★☆

HCR REWIND NO. 239: BOUND [US 1996] OUT NOW ON DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD, from ARROW FILMS RUNNING TIME: 108 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Corky, [read on...]