• Film Review: Spark

    Spark is a generic adventure that will appeal mostly to the youngest of viewers. The film is mildly entertaining, yet too unoriginal to be memorable. Spark is a teenager living on […]

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  • Film Review: The Red Turtle

    The Red Turtle, Studio Ghibli’s latest film, is a delightfully ponderous affair. Director Michael Dudok de Wit delivers a beautifully animated picture. A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island. […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Maniac Cop and More

    This week’s picks of what to watch on Shudder features Maniac Cop, Lake Bodom, and He Took His Skin Off For Me… What to Watch on Shudder: Maniac Cop 1988’s […]

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  • Previews: Okja Trailer, The Mummy, More!

    Plenty in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the Okja trailer, The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more… Okja Trailer Here is the latest Okja […]

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  • Film Review: We Are X

    Stephen Kijak’s documentary We Are X is an engaging portrait of a rock band X Japan. The film is informative and retains a good tone throughout. X Japan are big […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Blood and Black Lace and More

    Looking for some scares? This week’s guide of what to watch on Shudder features Blood and Black Lace, Mirror Mirror, and The Home… What to Watch on Shudder: Blood and […]

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  • Film Review: Away

    Director David Blair’s Away is an inviting drama, with great performances from its two leads. The film tells a sweet story, despite some harsh circumstances. Runaway Ria is trying to […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Ginger Snaps and More

    This week’s what to watch on Shudder features Ginger Snaps, The Innkeepers, and Innsmouth. Here’s more on this week’s picks… What to Watch on Shudder: Ginger Snaps 2000’s Ginger Snaps is […]

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  • Previews: Blade Runner 2049 Poster, Wonder Woman, More!

    This week preview of coming attractions features a new Blade Runner 2049 poster, The Dark Tower, Wonder Woman, and more… Blade Runner 2049 Poster Here is Harrison Ford in the latest […]

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  • Film Review: Unlocked

    Director Michael Apted’s Unlocked is a by the numbers spy thriller that will entertain but not enthral. Alice Racine is working undercover in London. The CIA agent is asked to […]

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Film Review: Repo Men

If you are looking for a fast-paced violent thriller, and do not mind too much about originality, Repo Men is probably the film for you. If, however, you are expecting something more than this, you will most likely be disappointed by the end of this film. Set in the near future, Remy, played by Jude Law, is works for a […]

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Film Review: The Ghost

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert Harris, The Ghost exhibits why Roman Polanski is widely considered one of the greatest directors. From the very beginning the film is captivating, drawing in the viewer until the end credits roll. The Ghost tells the story of a ghost writer who is commissioned to help finish the memoirs of the former British […]

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Film Review: How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon works well on every level, and should be as entertaining for adults as it is children. The film’s box office success is unsurprising, particularly when considering the 3D element it offers. The film centres on Hiccup, a young Viking who is worlds apart from the rest of his town, particularly his father. Hiccup is immediately […]

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Film Review: Touch of Evil

Orson Welles’ film noir classic is still affecting over fifty years since its original release. Whilst the themes Touch of Evil focuses on are nothing new, it is the combination of said themes with the direction, cinematography and art design that generates a pervading atmosphere. Charlton Heston plays Mexican cop Vargas, who along with his new American bride Susan (played […]

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Film Review: Clash of the Titans

Seeing the film a few weeks after its release, Clash of the Titans is actually an enjoyable enough movie. Granted, this may be the case as expectations were significantly lowered by the considerable amount of negative press and reviews the film has received. Louis Leterrier’s version makes a number of changes to the plot from the 1981 original. Sam Worthington’s Perseus no […]

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Film Review: Shelter

Shelter opens with rather an interesting supposition; multiple personality disorder has been revealed to be a fallacy, and can no longer be held up as an excuse for criminal behaviour. Unfortunately, the film goes downhill from here, and what is left is a dull narrative littered with stock horror clichés and not much else. The film initially sets up a […]

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Film Review: Repulsion

Roman Polanski’s 1965 psychological thriller Repulsion packs a punch in the unnerving atmosphere it creates. Filmed in black and white, this low-budget picture was Polanski’s first English-language feature. Repulsion‘s narrative centres on Carol, a beautiful but distant French girl living with her sister in London. As the film progresses, her psychosis becomes more and more severe, resulting in cataclysmic effects. […]

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Film Review: Whip It

Whip It is a funny and entertaining movie – a promising start to Drew Barrymore’s directing career. “Be Your Own Hero”, the publicity for the picture asserts; a message the director certainly seems to have taken to heart. Whip It focuses on misfit teen Bliss and her attempt to escape small-town drudgery by joining a roller derby league. In the […]

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Film Review: Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass is a very enjoyable movie, combining entertaining action sequences, a good dose of humour and a fitting soundtrack. Nonetheless, that does not mean to say there aren’t flaws in Matthew Vaughn’s film. Kick-Ass tells the story of Dave, a geeky teenage boy who decides to become a superhero after becoming disenchanted with the passive reactions of people to crime. […]

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Film Review: The Blind Side

Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. After watching this film, the other nominees must have felt they had been robbed. Whilst there is nothing deficient in Bullock’s performance, there is nothing remarkable either. The Blind Side is based on the real life story of the Tuohys, a white, middle class, […]

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