Hellraiser: Goriest Moments

To celebrate the release of Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, a limited run of deluxe boxsets, here is a look back on the goriest moments from the original Hellraiser film. Spoilers ahead, for those who have never seen the film. Needless to say, these clips are NSFW… Frank’s Rebirth Frank’s first proper appearance in Hellraiser comes as he is reborn through […]

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Film Review: Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is a compelling drama. Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay provides excellent material for the director to work with. In 1984, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is getting ready to unveil the Macintosh computer to the world. Behind the scenes of the launch, things are frantic with glitches in the demo, and the mother of Steve’s daughter demanding to talk […]

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Film Review: Ratter

Branden Kramer’s Ratter features a really interesting concept. The execution does not quite live up to this, but is still very entertaining. Emma is a graduate student who recently moved into a flat by herself in New York. Settling in to her new lifestyle, Emma is a being watched by a stalker who uses her electronic devices to keep tabs on […]

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Film Review: Victoria

Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria is a one-take wonder. Technically brilliant, the film hooks viewers from the very beginning, taking them on a rollercoaster of emotions. Victoria, originally from Madrid, is new to Berlin. Meeting a group of guys in a club, she decides to hang out with them, as they show her the real Berlin. Victoria is glad to have company, little realising […]

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Film Review: The Ones Below

Writer-director David Farr’s The Ones Below is a formulaic but entertaining thriller. Kate and Justin are excited to be expecting their first child. They are intrigued when a new couple moves into the flat below theirs, especially when they find out that their new neighbours are also expecting a baby… The Ones Below functions well as a untaxing potboiler. There […]

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Film Review: Office

Johnny To’s Chinese musical melodrama Office is flat despite some interesting ideas swirling around. Life at Sunn & Jones is complicated. Two new starters are thrown in the deep end as they begin working for CEO Mrs Chang and her executive team. Meanwhile executive David is getting in hot water with his risky investments… Set at the brink of the 2007 […]

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Film Review: Truth

A fascinating media story gets big screen treatment in James Vanderbilt’s Truth. The film itself is a little overblown to be truly great. In 2004, producer Mary Mapes and her team set about researching George W. Bush’s military service for a 60 Minutes report. The team attempt to verify sources for their story, unaware of the storm of criticism that […]

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Film Review: Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a horror that combines a traditional gothic style with gore. The film is heavy on style, even if the substance slightly lacks. Edith Cushing is the daughter of a wealthy American businessman. When a mysterious English baronet and his sister come to town, Edith is beguiled by him. Her interest in Thomas Sharpe, however, […]

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Film Review: Carol

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Carol is a sumptuous and engaging romantic drama. Working in a department store in New York, shop girl Therese meets married older lady Carol when the latter comes into the store to buy a Christmas gift. The two embark on a friendship that spells danger for Carol’s home life… Director Todd Haynes’ Carol is a entertaining […]

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