Film Review: The Lovers

Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers is at times poignant, often funny, and always watchable. The film boasts great performances from its cast. Mary and Michael have been married for a long time. They are both in secret affairs, waiting for their son to visit before having the talk. Just before he arrives, a spark between them reignites… The Lovers functions as a love […]

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Film Review: Cargo

Gilles Coulier’s North Sea-set drama Cargo is a slow burner, but offers a satisfying pay off. When their ageing father falls ill, it is up to three brothers to decide what happens next. Jean sees the debt of his father’s business, and worries about his own son. Francis is concerned with a private relationship. Then black sheep William returns… Cargo is a […]

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Film Review: Lucky

Directed by John Lynch Carroll and starring Harry Dean Stanton in his second and final leading role, Lucky feels like an ode to character actors. Lucky is a Navy veteran and a man of routine. When he falls at home, he must face the fact that his health will decline. With the reassessment of his condition, Lucky must examine what […]

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Film Review: Golden Exits

Alex Ross Perry’s observational Golden Exits offers good performances and a meditative look at lives of young and middle-aged adults. Naomi is a young intern who travels to New York to work temporarily with an archivist. Her arrival disrupts the lives of two families in Brooklyn… Golden Exits revolves around the lives of a group of characters which are somewhat intertwined. […]

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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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