Reviews

Val Kilmer is a potentially murderous caretaker in The Super, from producer Dick Wolf By Jonathan Hatfull 24-10-18 1,622 Released: Out now Director: Stephan Rick Writer: John J McLaughlin Cast: Patrick John Flueger, Val Kilmer, Louisa Krause, Paul Ben-Victor, Yul Vasquez Distributor: The Movie Partnership (VOD) If you like this, try… The Toolbox Murders Angela
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All The Gods In The Sky is an ambitious and genre-bending work meant to shock and awe By Katherine McLaughlin 19-10-18 679 Certificate: TBC Director: Quarxx Writer: Quarxx Cast: Jean-Luc Couchard, Melanie Gaydos, Zelie Rixhon Distributor: TBC If you like this, try… Calvaire A twisted rural horror directed by Fabrice Du Welz Expanded from a
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Boots Riley’s genre-bending satire Sorry To Bother You is a funny, stylish and inspired debut By Katherine McLaughlin 15-10-18 1,607 Released: 7 December 2018 Certificate: 15 Director: Boots Riley Writer: Boots Riley Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun Distributor: Universal If you like this,
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Blumhouse’s new anthology series Into The Dark kicks off this October with The Body By Anton Bitel 05-10-18 1,620 Released: 5 October 2018 (Hulu US) Certificate: Unrated Director: Paul Davis Cast: Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hall, Ray Santiago, Harvey Guillen, Max Adler Distributor: Hulu, Blumhouse Television There is a new anthology series
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Is Venom the anti-superhero movie we deserve or a muddled mess? By Katherine McLaughlin 03-10-18 1,439 Released: 03 October 2018 Certificate: 15 Director: Ruben Fleischer Writer: Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott Distributor: Sony If you like this, try… Upgrade Leigh Whannell’s
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Monica Bellucci is coming for our souls in demon-slaying blast Nektrotronic By Elena Lazic 01-10-18 336 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Kiah Roache-Turner Writer: Kiah Roache-Turner, Tristan Roache-Turner Cast: Ben O’Toole, Monica Bellucci, Caroline Ford, Tess Haubrich, Epine Bob Savea, David Wenham Distributor: TBC In this riotous second feature from Australian director Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood),
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The assembled talent is impressive but is Netflix’s Maniac worth your bingeing time? By Josh Slater-Williams 01-10-18 1,252 Released: Out now Creator: Patrick Somerville Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Cast: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux, Sally Field, Billy Magnussen Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… The Leftovers Maniac creator Patrick Somerville was
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Considering the number of filmmakers claiming their adoration for the cinema of Claire Denis, and especially for her 1999 masterpiece Beau Travail, it is surprising to see so few films take inspiration from the French director’s work. With its video game aesthetic and heavy artillery imagery — and the relatively little attention it received from
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Eli Roth’s Death Wish follow-up is a kid-friendly horror starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett By Elena Lazic 21-09-18 1,750 Released: 21 September 2018 Certificate: 12A Director: Eli Roth Writer: Eric Kripke Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Lorenza Izzo, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan Distributor: Entertainment One If you like this, try… A Monster Calls Also
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Something’s lurking at the edge of the frontier in horror Western The Wind By Elena Lazic 14-09-18 249 Certificate: TBC Director: Emma Tammi Writer: Teresa Sutherland Cast: Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zukerman, Miles Anderson, Dylan McTee Distributor: TBA Women have typically been confined to background action in the western, this most masculine of
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Two young women venture out into the post-apocalypse in Carolina Hellsgård’s zombie movie Ever After By Elena Lazic 09-09-18 210 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Carolina Hellsgård Writer: Olivia Vieweg Cast: Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Maja Lehrer, Trine Dyrholm Distributor: TBC Because the concept of a post-apocalyptic zombie world lends itself so well to studies of
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Writer-director Demián Rugna’s Terrified was one of FrightFest’s most hotly anticipated films, promising full-blooded scares (a promise made by the filmmaker in a charming and immensely quotable video intro), and it definitely starts with a bang. No sooner have we had the obligatory but decidedly creepy “hearing voices” scene than we’re witnessing a horrifying and
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Logan Marshall-Green gets creatively violent in brutal SF revenge movie Upgrade By Jonathan Hatfull 31-08-18 4,449 Released: 31 August 2018 Certificate: 15 Director: Leigh Whannell Writer: Leigh Whannell Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Benedict Hardie, Linda Cropper Distributor: Universal If you like this, try… Robocop A murdered cop is given a new cyborg
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This year’s FrightFest features three documentaries that hold up a mirror to the festival audience. For Cult Of Terror, Wolfman’s Got Nards and FrightFest: Beneath The Dark Heart Of Cinema all show that strange, intimate and weirdly obsessive connection that horror fans have to the films that feed their insatiable hunger for cathartic thrills and
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With their previous film JeruZalem, Israeli brothers Doron and Yoav Paz refreshed found footage with intradiegetic ‘Smart Glasses’, and reinvigorated the tropes of zombie apocalypse by staging them on their conflicted home territory of Jerusalem, and inflecting them with Dark Angels, Nephilim and other monsters from the Old Testament and Talmud. Their latest, The Golem,
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Climax opens near its end, with a god’s-eye aerial view of virgin snow being disturbed by the staggering traversal – and collapse – of a young, blood-stained woman dressed in a tank top. Text appears on screen which reads, “To our creators who are no longer with us,” framing the full listed credits which immediately
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