Reviews

Lion (2016)

You’d have to be inhuman not to resonate with Lion in some way. After all, the fear of becoming lost and separated from your family is a universal one. That’s why there’s no way the true story of Saroo Brierley won’t effect you. At 5-years old, he ends up thousands of miles from home after […]

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Reviews

First They Killed My Father (2017)

Blessed with the direction of Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father is a fine war movie. The story is through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl. It’s based on Loung Ung’s memoir about her experiences when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975. This was a violent campaign that wiped out almost a quarter of the […]

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Reviews

Snowpiercer (2013)

Sky’s the limit in this top quality sci-fi epic. Snowpiercer is a brilliant movie for everybody and it will live through word of mouth. So, here I am telling you about it. I think I’m in love; it’s entertaining as hell! It has comedy, action, tragedy and social satire. It’s great stuff, all the more so […]

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Lists

The 8 Best Zombie Films To Get Your Heart Racing

Let’s get one thing straight. There’s a reason zombie films are so popular; they allow us to experience a global catastrophe we’ve been secretly worrying about, without actually having to live it ourselves. Horror lets us reflect on our daily fears and anxieties. Zombie films, in particular, represent the contemporary fear that society will collapse […]

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Essential, Reviews

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is the kind of guy that would ridicule anyone who went to see a psychiatrist. Meaning, he would never go to see one himself. Well, he really needs to since he spends his spare time killing people for fun. (Or does he?) I’ve seen American Psycho a couple of times now, so you’re […]

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Lists

Sci-Fi At Its Best: 5 Classic Alien Invasion Films

Let’s talk sci-fi, specifically the alien invasion sub-genre! Ever since the 1950s – the decade which saw the sci-fi genre really take off – audiences and mainstream filmmakers have been mad about the idea of aliens invading Earth. And I’m not surprised either: how can anyone resist the lure of escapist spectacle and the chance […]

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Essential, Reviews

Zodiac (2007)

There are crime films and then there are TRUE crime films. Zodiac falls into the latter category. It’s based on California’s notorious Zodiac killings, in which the killer in question took great pride in giving clues by sending letters to the press. Yet still, the cops hit brick wall after brick wall in their pursuit. “The Zodiac” was […]

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Essential, Reviews

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver: Travis Bickle (Robert DiNero) is a lonely cab driver working a night shift. He’s an insomniac. Cruising through the streets of NY City, he’s disgusted by the sleaze he finds. It drives him over the edge and so he goes wild as a nutty vigilante. 41 years later and this timeless film still has […]

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Reviews

Good Time (2017)

Good Time has seedy characters that make bad decision after bad decision. But it’s so fast-paced, their mistakes pull you deeper into the chaos. A chilling performance from Robert Pattinson, coupled with edgy crime-drama, and we’ve got ourselves a damn good film. It’s an adrenalised story that takes place over 24 hours. Pattinson plays Connie, who […]

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Features

What is Indie Film?

I enjoy blockbusters just as much as the next guy, but there’s a world of creativity on a road less travelled that is indie film. Most of what I watch falls into the indie category because I find they are often the better films. Since my blog covers independent films, I thought it was about time […]

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Reviews

Wheelman (2017)

Now, this is what I’m talking about! Wheelman is a no-nonsense, beat-the-clock thriller that traps you in a car with Frank Grillo for 82 minutes. It’s the kind of movie that’s better with the volume cranked up. You might want to bring some friends over because it’s high tempo and makes you want to cheer […]

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Reviews

Una (2017)

Obviously, the subject matter of sexual abuse is always difficult to delve into. Is it worth portraying or should it be left alone? Una walks on a tightrope around the topic, with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn playing the leads. In my opinion, these are two great actors currently flying under people’s radars. As expected, they’re […]

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