Film Review: The Cured

Writer-director David Freyne’s zombie thriller The Cured boasts a great premise, which is executed pretty well. A cure for a disease that has turned people into zombies has been found. The former zombies have to be reintegrated into society, despite the reluctance of many who saw the horror of the outbreak… David Freyne’s posits a very interesting starting point; that there is a cure […]

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Film Review: Verónica

Paco Plaza’s Verónica is a by-the-numbers demonic possession horror that boasts good production values but little in the way of originality. Teenager Verónica must look after her siblings whilst her mother works. When she and two school friends play with a Ouija board, there are unwanted consequences… Taking place over a three-day period, Verónica is a demonic possession horror loosely based on […]

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Film Review: Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Weighing in at 197 minutes, Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library is a behemoth of a documentary. It is an incredibly watchable one too. The New York Public Library has 92 branches throughout NYC. The organisation provides an almost all-encompassing resource for the diverse inhabitants of the city… Ex Libris – The New York Public Library […]

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Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name manages to balance the tricky task of being simultaneously romantic and realistic. Luca Guadagnino’s film is brilliant. Elio spends every summer with his family at their summer house in northern Italy. They are joined by his father’s graduate student, Oliver. He is a handsome and confident young man, who grabs Elio’s attention… Based on the […]

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Film Review: Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent is something special. The technical achievement is backed up by an engaging narrative. Armand is asked by his father to deliver a letter. The letter was written by the recently deceased Vincent Van Gogh, and is addressed to his brother. Armand embarks on a journey to find his recipient… Loving Vincent offers something different: a […]

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