Richard Strachan

About Richard Strachan

A writer and reviewer, currently living in Edinburgh.

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Apr 29th, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

Slither owes enormous debts to most of the pioneering horror directors and films of the last 40 years, including Cronenberg’s

The Dark

Apr 7th, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

Notable for perhaps being the only film to explore the potential of the humble sheep as a horrific motif, director

V For Vendetta

Mar 18th, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

In a dystopian near-future Britain, an American war that has spiralled out of control has led to increased terrorist attacks,

Four Brothers

Jan 1st, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

When their foster-mother is killed in a grocery store robbery gone wrong, four brothers return to their tough Detroit neighbourhood

Into the Blue

Jan 1st, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

In this glossy and guiltily entertaining film, Paul Walker plays Jared, an impossibly toned amateur salvage operator in the Bahamas


Oct 7th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

After the cancellation of his series ‘Firefly’, writer-director Joss Whedon suffered further proof that a mass audience has no interest

Alone in the Dark

May 24th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

It’s both comic and cruel that in the absolutist world of Internet geekdom, German director Uwe Boll is known to

Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

Apr 24th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

Based on the popular novel by Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko, ‘Night Watch’ is an extremely bold fantasy horror that sometimes


Feb 8th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

Even if this film wasn’t incredibly inventive and astutely made, Shane Carruth would deserve considerable critical plaudits for making it

The New World

Jan 1st, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

I’ve often wondered what a Terrence Malick script looks like, whether the digressions, when he lets his camera roam to

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