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 from his deranged family and placed in an institution. Years later, he comes back into contact with the Sawyer clan… A prequel to Tobe Hooper’s genre seminal The Texas Chainsaw […]

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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 is mute following a psychological break. Alma takes Elisabet to an isolated cottage in order try to help her recover… Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film gets a re-release as part of […]

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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 drama is about fraught relationship between a brother and a sister. Directed by Clio Bernard, the film stars Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, and Sean Bean. Dark River will be released […]

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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 is at first in awe at her preacher husband’s visions. As she finds out more, Sarah becomes increasingly concerned for her baby’s safety. She seeks the help in discovering the truth… Written, […]

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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 come to terms with a family tragedy. Gemma begins to have panic attacks, which cause a temporary loss of vision. Will, meanwhile, is convinced he is hearing things that can’t […]

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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 powers for their online show. The pair get more than they bargain for when they lose control of the situation… Directed by Michael Crum, Anna at first appears like a […]

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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 cast of the film. With James Corden receiving bad publicity recently, Sony uses this feature to shift focus to other cast members. Corden is joined by Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, […]

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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 for the first time, to help her ailing aunt Martha. Disaster ensues when she first reaches Paris, thanks in part to Dom, a homeless man not afraid to express himself… […]

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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 is reluctant to tell his family he is dating someone from a different background. When Emily contracts a mystery illness, Kumail is forced to meet her parents, and confront his […]

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