X – Release News

Experience the  Hitchcockian Erotic Thriller “X” 
Queer Camp Melodrama Arrives on Digital & DVD Feb. 9

Armed only with masquerade masks and invitations, guests arrive at a seaside estate for a charity ball hosted by a mysterious foundation. With identities hidden from their fellow party goers, they partake in the sinfully seductive surroundings with their charming host Christian (Hope Raymond), known as X. The monthly masked debauchery is all fun and games until the arrival of an unexpected guest from Christian’s past, who threatens to bring to light her darkest secret.  And when a voyeuristic video reveals a violent crime, Christian must decide if the truth is worth exposing the world she has created. 

Nemesis – Release News


When underworld kingpin John Morgan (Billy Murray) returns to London with his wife Sadie (Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott) from their perfect life abroad, a feud is reignited with vengeful cop Frank Conway (Nick Moran) who is obsessed with bringing him down. Meanwhile, pressure from big boss Damien Osbourne (Bruce Payne) only adds unnecessary heat to the rising tension within the family busines, with Morgan’s brother Richard (Frank Harper) and nephew Eddie (Danny Bear) constantly at each other’s throats. John aims to bring the Morgan gang together at a party in his plush apartment where they are set to meet his daughter Kate’s (Ambra Moore) new girlfriend Zoe (Lucy Aarden) – but all is not what it seems and as the night progresses a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues ending in revenge and murder, as the family are trapped in their own home by a gang of heavily armed intruders.

Written by Adam Stephen Kelly (Done InKill Kane) and directed by James Crow (House of Salem), the film stars genre veterans Billy Murray (Rise of the Footsoldier), Frank Harper (The Football Factory), Nick Moran (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels) and Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott (The Krays Dead Man Walking). 

Miss Sloane (2016) Movie Review

Director: John Madden

Writer: Jonathan Perera (Screenplay)

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg,

Plot: In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

Tagline – Make sure you surprise them

Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Nice Political Thriller

Story: Miss Sloane starts when Madeline Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain) a lobbyist who has a massive reputation in DC, when her latest job is presented towards her, to help swing the votes to back the remain of the gun control laws, she isn’t willing to help out and gets approached by Rodolfo Schmidt (Strong) who is leading the campaign to bring in stricter laws.

Elizabeth continues to show how the connections in the town, the country and companies will help her try to swing the votes to get the legislation through, showing Rodolfo and his team just what they are up against.

Thoughts on Miss Sloane

Characters – Madeline Elizabeth Sloane is a known powerhouse lobbyist who strikes fear in the people she goes up against including senators. She does have morals though, which sees her going against her boss’s wishes jumping ship to the rivals in the gun legislation. She will use tactics that other members of the team don’t know are coming, some which are illegal, while dealing with her own vices behind closed doors. Rodolfo Schmidt is the man that hires Elizabeth, taking her away from her old job to lead the campaign, he wants to win, will gives her an offer that she can’t refuse that doesn’t tie her down after the case, only he has one rule, nothing illegal. Esme Manucharian is one of the new team, one person that Elizabeth looks towards as potential, even if she has her own plan for her. We do get to see the old team that is looking to plan to use what they know to take on Elizabeth and the judge who is trying to get to the bottom of the case, seeing if she broke any laws along the way.

PerformancesJessica Chastain is fantastic in the leading role, she shows the completely cutthroat character she has working in DC, she is head and shoulders above the rest of the cast. Marl Strong is great in the supporting role, while the rest of the cast know how to make the impact in their scenes through the film.

StoryThe story here follows a cutthroat lobbyist who jumps ships to help fight for a new bill to restrict gun control in America, as we see how both sides are looking to get victory over the other and how Miss Sloane would use her own tactics to make sure she gets ahead of the game, even if her enemies are waiting in the wings to see her fail. This story does show us how important the change required in the gun laws are and shows how political the battle will become between the two sides looking to get the upper hand in the fight. We do seem to focus more on the use and playing of people over trying to get the bill through, showing how the political game isn’t about doing the right thing, its more about who you know and how you can use them in your own favour.

ThrillerThis does show how the political battles going on when trying to get a law change and how trying to get a bill through and how people will do anything to get a win.

SettingsThe film is set in DC, it shows how people know how and where to be for getting the upper hands on each other.

Scene of the Movie – The hearing.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – The amount of work it takes to get a needed change to the law put through.

Final Thoughts This is an interesting thriller that does show the importance for change in the law and it shows how people will use their power to help or hinder the change required.

Overall: Political Thriller 101.

Silk Road – Coming to digital platforms 22 March

Vertigo Releasing present dark web true crime thriller Silk Road on digital platforms 22 March

Journey into the dark web with Silk Road, the shocking real-life crime story of the drug kingpin behind the world’s first online black market.

Inspired by larger-than-life events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of ‘Silk Road’ – the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson, Love, Simon) creates the internet’s first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke, The Devil All the Time, Zero Dark Thirty), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.

From director Tiller Russell, the mind behind Netflix’s true crime hit Night Stalker and Amazon’s The Last NarcSilk Road is a jaw-dropping crime saga for the digital age.

Silk Road is written by Tiller Russell and based on a Rolling Stone article by journalist David Kushner, who penned ‘Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht’s Big Fall’ in 2014. The film stars Nick Robinson, Jason Clarke, Alexandra Shipp (X-Men franchise), Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell, Cobra Kai) and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Under the Silver Lake). Silk Road was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. Sierra/Affinity represented the international rights to the film.