• 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: 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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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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