Movies

VOD June 2021

Yes, God, Yes

Comedy
Available on VOD: 3 juni 2021
Director: Karen Maine
Cast: Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things, Velvet Buzzsaw), Timothy Simons (Veep, Inherent Vice), Wolfgang Novogratz (Assassination Nation), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why)

High school is hard, Catholic school is harder. Set in the early 2000’s, Alice (Natalia Dyer), a strait-laced student devoted to God, discovers more than she bargained for when she dives too deep into a AOL chatroom for local hook ups.

Now struggling with newfound temptation, Alice looks for answers, but only finds carnal knowledge; whether it be the dreamy star quarterback’s hairy arms, the queen bee’s spicy love affair, or even the school priest’s own hidden indiscretion.

Through the roller coaster of emotions and sexual urges, Alice learns when it comes between the forbidden fruit and the word of God, human nature is undefeated.

Reviews
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A fun and entertaining ride that unfolds at just the right speed.
  • RogerEbert.com: A sweet sincere film.
  • Blu-ray.com: Dyer, who's excellent in the lead role, nailing beats of shock and curiosity with complete command.
  • Variety.com: the gentle shocks of recognition afforded by this engaging indie comedy likely will be all the more enjoyable.
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: For all its sharp barbs at Catholic school hypocrisy and its frank depictions of masturbation and teenage hook-ups, Yes, God, Yes somehow retains a breezy and upbeat and even sweet disposition, thanks to the light touch of writer-director Karen Maine and an absolutely winning performance by "Stranger Things" star Natalia Dyer.
  • Screen Rant: Yes, God, Yes is an achingly honest and entertaining-as-hell journey through one teen's burgeoning sexuality.
  • The Film Stage: The film avoids over the top tropes and shock value with refreshing sincerity. This is the kind of sex-positive coming of age comedy that smart, curious teens truly deserve.
  • Indiewire.com: Maine's witty script is filled with more than enough sequences primed to get laughs out of any audience (with Dyer turning in a charming performance that never goes too broad).
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Natalia Dyer is outstanding.

The Reckoning

Horror
Available on VOD: 10 juni 2021
Director: Neil Marshall
Cast: Charlotte Kirk (Vice, Ocean's Eight), Joe Anderson (Hercules, The Grey), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game), Sean Pertwee (Gotham)

Set against the backdrop of the Great Plague and subsequent witch-hunts against women, Grace Haverstock must grapple with the tragic untimely death of her husband Joseph, in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects her landlord Squire Pendleton’s advances, she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit.

Grace must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter Judge Moorcroft and face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

Reviews
  • Badfeelingmag.com: gorehounds will love some of the kills on display, and Marshall provides some effective jump scares.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Looks good and is shot well, particularly for audiences with an affinity for torture.
  • Britflicks.com: A proper rip, roaring yarn about witchfinder era Britain that is best when the fighting is in full flow or skulls are being squashed under cartwheels.
  • Cgmbacklot.com: Great performances across the board.
  • Entertainment-focus.com: A return to form for acclaimed film-maker Neil Marshall. It’s a solid pot-boiler that’s in no rush to reveal its hand early so you do have to be patient as the plot slowly unravels.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: The story's a fresh one that starts off running and never slows down until the credits roll. Easily one of the best witch hunt films there's been.
  • Filmpulse.net: A compelling one that accurately shows the horrific results of rumor and mass panic.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: An attractive tale about ugly times and deeds.
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Looks and sounds great.
  • Ihorror.com: Solid performances and a thoughtfully constructed, historically relevant story that rings a bit too true at the present moment.
  • Moviemovesme.com: An entertaining and terrifying journey.
  • Skonmovies.com: A well-made film.
  • Johnnyalucard.com: An old-fashioned period melodrama (when was the last time you saw a film with a wicked squire), torture-fetish grand guignol (authentic and inauthentic witch-finding devices alike are used on innocents), and hallucinatory horror movie.
  • Tiltmagazine.net: It’s fun. There’s blood and fire, a ludicrous explosion, and all the mayhem you’d expect from a Neil Marshall flick.
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