• What To Watch On Shudder: Repulsion and More

    Here’s what to watch on Shudder this week, including Repulsion, The Love Witch, and short The Grey Matter… What to Watch on Shudder: Repulsion Roman Polanski’s Repulsion is one of […]

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  • Previews: Murder on the Orient Express Poster, More!

    A cornucopia of film related goodness in this week’s preview, including the new Murder on the Orient Express poster, Flatliners, Early Man, and more… Murder on the Orient Express Poster […]

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  • Film Review: mother!

    Darren Aranofsky’s mother! is a tour deforce. Beginning with an usual set up, the film becomes stranger, and finishes with the wildest of crescendos. A young woman is creating an […]

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  • Film Review: The Vault

    Dan Bush’s The Vault is a heist movie that becomes something else. The film offers sufficient mystery, even if this does not last. With an urgent debt to pay off, […]

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  • BFI London Film Festival 2017 Launch

    It’s that time of year again. Today saw the launch of the BFI London Film Festival 2017. The festival this year sees 242 feature films being screened, which includes 28 […]

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  • Film Review: Una

    Director Benedict Andrews’ Una is a drama that reveals its characters and narrative in an unravelling and competent manner. The film may veer towards the melodramatic, yet it excels in other […]

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  • What to Watch on Shudder: Dracula (1958) and More

    Films that include vampires, waxworks and bogeymen all feature in this week’s guide to what to watch on Shudder… What to Watch on Shudder: Dracula (1958) Hammer’s 1958 version of […]

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  • Film Review: American Made

    Doug Liman’s American Made is an entertaining thriller which engages thanks to a charismatic performance from Tom Cruise, as well as an appealing style of storytelling. The talents of Barry […]

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  • Film Review: Logan Lucky

    Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky is a very entertaining heist comedy. The directing, writing, acting, and overall energy make for a most enjoyable watch. Having lost his construction job, and with […]

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  • Film Review: Bushwick

    Directors Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott’s thriller Bushwick has a lot of promise. Although the film is ultimately a bit uneven, it has several things going for it. Lucy arrives […]

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Film Review: Ponyo

Ponyo tells the enchanted tale of Sosuke and his goldfish Ponyo, who longs to be human. Through the power of magic, Ponyo gets her wish, but it is only Sosuke who can make her dream permanent. The animation  is fluid and lively, what one has come to expect from Studio Ghibli. Unlike such fare as Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo appears, at […]

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Film Review: A Single Man

Ford’s directorial debut is an aural and visual feast. Centering on a day in the life of George, a college professor bereaved from the loss of his long-term partner, this is a film about the minor, seemingly inconsequential moments in life rather than the obviously momentous events. Set in the early 1960s, A Single Man exposes attitudes to homosexuality at […]

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Film Review: Precious

Precious is almost unrelentingly sombre in the issues the film addresses. The lighter spots are saved for the title character’s daydreams, and the relationship she builds with her classmates and teacher. These lighthearted moments are not only what save the teenage protagonist, but also the film itself. Without these, Precious offers a grim tale of abuse and disadvantage. Through her […]

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Film Review: The Wolfman

“Even a man who is pure in heart”, the remake begins, instantly impressing the weight of the original on this new version of the lycanthropic tale. In the current climate of the modern gothic in films such as Twilight and television series’ like True Blood, it is refreshing to see a Victorian-set gothic horror. Comparisons will be made to the […]

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