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.

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #20: PAID TO KILL [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #20: PAID TO KILL [1954]

★★★½☆

  UK AKA FIVE DAYS AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 86 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   American James Nevill is the president of Amalgamated Industries. [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #19: THE UNHOLY FOUR [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #19: THE UNHOLY FOUR [1954]

★★½☆☆

  UK AKA THE STRANGER CAME HOME AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Four years ago, Phillip Vickers, on holiday [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #18: LIFE WITH THE LYONS [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #18: LIFE WITH THE LYONS [1954]

★★★½☆

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The Lyons are moving into a luxurious new home in London, but their [read on…]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #47: THE BIRDS [1963]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #47: THE BIRDS [1963]

★★★★½

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 119 min THE HITCHCOCK CAMEO: Leaving Davidson’s Pet Shop in San Francisco with two white terriers [Hitchcock’s own Sealyham terriers Geoffrey and [read on…]

THE OFFENCE [1972]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 20th April

THE OFFENCE [1972]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 20th April

★★★★½

UK/USA ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 20th April, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 112 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Detective Sergeant Johnson has been with [read on…]

INSURGENT [2015]: in cinemas now  [short review]

INSURGENT [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 119 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Following the assault on Abnegation by Jeanine’s mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers, Eric and his platoon [read on…]

ROAD HOUSE [1989] [HCF GUILTY PLEASURES]

ROAD HOUSE [1989] [HCF GUILTY PLEASURES]

★★★★☆

  USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME:114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   James Dalton is a professional ‘cooler’ (specialized doorman or bouncer] with a [read on…]

RUN ALL NIGHT [2015]: in cinemas now  [short review]

RUN ALL NIGHT [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Jimmy Conlon, more commonly known as The Gravedigger, was a mob hit-man and is [read on…]

SUITE FRANCAISE [2014]: in cinemas now  [short review]

SUITE FRANCAISE [2014]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★☆☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 107 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   France, 1940. Life is peaceful in the small village where Lucille Angellier, trapped in [read on…]

NEW 'SPECTRE' TEASER POSTERS, AND FILM PAID $20 TO SHOW MEXICO IN A POSITIVE LIGHT

NEW ‘SPECTRE’ TEASER POSTERS, AND FILM PAID $20 TO SHOW MEXICO IN A POSITIVE LIGHT

Sony Pictures and Eon have released three new Spectre posters, or rather three variations on one poster, showcasing its main star. I can’t say I’m too impressed by the turtleneck [read on…]

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, NOT JOHN WILLIAMS, TO SCORE 'STAR WARS' SPIN-OFF FILM 'ROGUE ONE'

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, NOT JOHN WILLIAMS, TO SCORE ‘STAR WARS’ SPIN-OFF FILM ‘ROGUE ONE’

It was bad enough hearing Hans Zimmer’s weak efforts on Man Of Steel, which would really have benefitted from using the magnificent Superman theme, and I wasn’t even too keen [read on…]