Features, Reviews

Lost Memories: Memento & The Bourne Identity

Imagine you lose your memory and forget your past. Everyone becomes a stranger… What would you do? Would you reinvent yourself or try to find your identity? Memory loss is a key feature in Memento and The Bourne Identity. I’m looking into both films in one article. Memento (2000) Leonard (Guy Pearce) looks at a photograph of a dead guy when Memento starts. The […]

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Essential, Reviews

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) – psychopath, cannibal and evil genius – is already behind bars in his first appearance in The Silence of the Lambs. His entrance to the movie is the stuff of legend. The camera pans around to Lecter’s prison cell. We see him standing still, wide-eyed with a level of arrogance unknown to the […]

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IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)

When you watch the trailer for It Comes At Night and read the tagline (“Fear turns men into monsters”), you’ll assume the film will be a straight horror. But actually, what you get is a low-key mystery about a family forced to take shelter after a virus has wiped out civilization. Set in a post-apocalyptic […]

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Hounds of Love (2017)

Hounds of Love is a brutal and brilliant film from Australia. Based on a true story, it’s a study of horror hiding in plain sight and there could hardly be a more disturbing film around. Viewing this, you’ll probably put your face in your hands, grimace and squirm in your seat. But why subject yourself to […]

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Mulholland Drive (2001): Pure Art and Vision

Most people say that you have to watch Mulholland Drive a few times to really understand it. I call BS! David Lynch’s classic film is notorious for being complicated, and while the central message is very ambiguous, the basic plot really isn’t all that confusing. Yet it’s far from a straight story, as it’s set in a dream-like […]

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Enemy (2013)

One word: complicated. Enemy is the kind of film you have to see more than once. For me, a film that is hard to grasp makes it all the more intriguing. I’m a sucker for mind-boggling, complex movies and Enemy is exactly that. This film, I guess, is a surrealist thriller about doppelgangers discovering their mutual existence. […]

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The Strangers (2008)

It doesn’t seem right to call The Strangers a horror film because it’s atypical and not particularly scary. Yet if the events depicted in this movie were to actually happen, there’s no doubt you’d be traumatised for life. It’s a home invasion film, after all, which focuses on a young couple who are terrorised by three masked […]

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Inception (2010)

When Inception crashed into theatres, I rushed to see it and to this day, it’s still one of the best films I’ve seen at the cinema. And it was literally the only thing I wanted to talk about for at least a week after watching it. An Ingenious Action Thriller With its quality action and a complex […]

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Source Code (2011)

A large portion of audiences don’t want to have to think too hard when they watch a film, preferring entertainment over thought-provoking subjects. There’s nothing wrong with this, but I believe sometimes, you need to branch out. Enter Source Code… This is both an enthralling and intellectually stimulating movie! Directed by Duncan Jones, Source Code is about alternate […]

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Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (2004)

Jim Carrey ditches the goofy faces and plays it straight in this psychological, romance story. There are very few films I cherish more than Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Years on and it’s still one of the best films I’ve seen and in my top five of all time. It imagines a world where removing large […]

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Triangle (2009)

Triangle: how to talk about this movie without giving anything away? Perhaps a good start would be to praise Christopher Smith for coming up with such a unique, mind-boggling story, that demands your attention. This brain-twisting film starts out like any other. Jess (Melissa George) a single mother of an autistic son, goes on a […]

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Opposing the found-footage style of its predecessor, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a psychological thriller, which follows Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Windstead), as she wakes up in an underground bunker with two men, after a car accident. One of the men is her captor, Howard (John Goodman), who claims there has been an unknown attack, which has poisoned the […]

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