• Film Review: Leatherface

    Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s Leatherface certainly offers the gore viewers may expect. However, the film fails to match the terror of its progenitor. Young Jed Sawyer is taken away […]

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  • Film Review: Persona

    Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 classic Persona has an ageless quality. The film offers a mystery which will intrigue viewers throughout. Nurse Alma is tasked with looking after Elisabet, an actress who […]

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  • Previews: Dark River Poster, Oceans 8, More!

    Plenty in this pre-Christmas preview of coming events, including the new Dark River poster, Gringo, Oceans 8, and more… Dark River Poster Here is the new Dark River poster. The […]

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  • Film Review: The Binding

    Gus Krieger’s The Binding is a decent thriller. The film loses momentum at times, but is engaging for the most part and offers nervy finale. With a young baby, Sarah […]

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  • Film Review: The Unseen

    Writer-director Gary Sinyor’s The Unseen works well to build atmosphere for the first two thirds, but is let down by a risible final act. Gemma and Will are struggling to […]

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  • Film Review: Anna

    Michael Crum’s low-budget horror Anna lacks the scares which would make a decent genre film. Two friends decide to steal a doll from a paranormal museum, hoping to capture its supernatural […]

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  • Film Review: Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper

    Edgar Allan Poe’s Lighthouse Keeper has some good chilling moments, although the atmosphere is not sustained throughout. A man wakes up on a remote peninsula, not remembering his name or […]

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  • Previews: Peter Rabbit Featurette, Ferdinand, More!

    Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including a new Peter Rabbit featurette, Ferdinand, Smallfoot, and more… Peter Rabbit Featurette This Peter Rabbit featurette wisely introduces the wider […]

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  • Film Review: Lost in Paris

    Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel’s Lost in Paris is a delightfully offbeat comedy. Fans of the duo will know what to expect, and others will be pleasantly surprised. Fiona visits Paris […]

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  • Film Review: The Big Sick

    The Big Sick is one of the year’s best films. Michael Showalter’s romcom is very humorous and genuinely heartfelt. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and student Emily fall in love, but he […]

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Film Review: Skyline

At a certain point in Skyline, how soon depends on your patience, you will wish the protagonists would just succumb to their fate so this awful film will end. The special effects are decent, but sadly little else is. Elaine and Jarrod are awoken by strange bright lights shining into the Los Angeles penthouse apartment. People are drawn to these […]

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Film Review: Unstoppable

Inspired by actual events, Tony Scott’s Unstoppable is a white-knuckle ride almost from the offset. There are, of course, the inevitable Hollywood clichés, but for the most part the movie is thrilling entertainment. After an engineer’s error, an unmanned freight train speeds toward densely populated areas in Pennsylvania. As the rail company scramble to prevent widespread damage, a veteran engineer […]

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Film Review: My Afternoons with Marguerite

My Afternoons with Marguerite wisely avoids straying too far into schmaltz territory; a direction it could have easily taken, given the premise. The result is a sweet-natured film that never become too saccharine. Germain Chazes is a middle-aged man with poor literacy. He begins chatting one day to Margueritte, a well-read elderly lady. Her love of reading ignites a spark in Germain, and the pair […]

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Film Review: We Are What We Are

Part drama, part horror, Jorge Michel Grau’s film is macabre, but lacks a feeling of terror. We Are What We Are is more effective in its attempts at gritty realism than it is when trying to generate apprehension. When their father passes away, it is up to Alfredo and his two siblings to look after the family and continue its […]

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Film Review: Jackass 3D

Jackass 3D offers much the same as before, but this time in three dimensions. The film is as crude as its predecessors, but also as amusing. Johnny Knoxville and his band of cohorts return for another feature filled with stunts ranging from the dangerous to the disgusting. In between, the gang also prank each other… The film follows exactly the […]

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Film Review: Worm

A twenty-minute film written and directed by Richard Powell, Worm charts the mental decline of a school teacher who appears completely normal to others. The film has decent production values, and is an interesting watch. Geoffrey Dodd is a high school teacher who appears normal and friendly to both his students and colleagues. It is clear, however, that what goes on […]

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Film Review: Burke and Hare

John Landis’ first feature film for over ten years, Burke and Hare is perfect for those who want a touch of the macabre this Halloween without the frights. It is an interesting tale, but as a black comedy it is not as funny as it should be. Burke and Hare are two Irishmen struggling to make a living in nineteenth-century […]

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Film Review: Due Date

Due Date has been heavily advertised as ‘from the director of The Hangover’, hoping to capitalise on the success of Todd Phillips 2009 film. Sadly, Due Date does not rise to the same plane as Phillips’ earlier film, although it desperately tries to. After he is put on a no-fly list, Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with […]

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