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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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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 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 on […]

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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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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Who in their right mind would spend 150 million on a sequel to Blade Runner, released in 1982? Sequels are notoriously disappointing and we all know it’s impossible to recreate a classic, especially one as experiential as the original Blade Runner. Its legacy makes it a tough act to follow. So, it feels like such an impressive feat […]

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Gerald’s Game (2017)

You know those films that are so intense that you feel drained at the end? Well, Netflix Original Gerald’s Game is one, despite the fact Carla Gugino barely gets out of bed. Also, it might be one of the best films based on a Stephen King book. Here are the details: Jessie (Gugino) and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) […]

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IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)

When you watch the trailer for It Comes At Night and read the tag line (“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 civilisation. Set in a […]

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Detroit (2017): A Bold, Gruelling Piece of Cinema

Katherine Bigalow’s latest is Detroit – a madly unnerving film, which takes place during the American race riots in the summer of 1967. Police brutality, looting and civil unrest are presented in the most shocking way possible, and there’s nothing distancing about it. In the heat of the riots, a group of cops raid a low-rent motel […]

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Hounds of Love (2017): Blood-Chilling True Crime Horror

Messed up but made in an artful way, Hounds of Love is easily the most frightening and disturbing horror film you’ll see in 2017. It’s extremely intense and unpleasant, but the good news is: viewers who make it to the end will be rewarded. I’m someone who’s watched a lot of horror and thriller-type movies; from The Evil […]

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Lights Out (2016): An Old-School ‘Bump in the Night’ Movie

The plot in Lights Out hinges on a simple concept – a demon you can only see in the dark. Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) and her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) are being stalked by this entity, which has a strange connection to their manic mother Sophie (Maria Bello). The central premise is what drew me. The idea […]

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Chuck (2017): A Lovable Boxing Biopic

– Chuck Wepner: “…If I can survive the Marines, I can survive Ali.” Here’s the thing: before I watched the trailer for this film, I had never heard of Chuck Wepner. Now, I’m intrigued by him because of his turbulent life. He was a boxer that became the pride of his home town when he […]

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The Wailing (2016): An Epic Korean Horror Flick

About twenty minutes into this horror film, I was really surprised to be laughing. The Wailing starts out with slapstick comedy and buddy cop humour. Jong-goo (Do-won Kwak) bumbles his way through a murder investigation while trying to take care of his family. He’s a hilariously rubbish cop, but a likeable guy. Being Mr Nice Guy won’t […]

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Blue Jay (2016)

What would you do if you ran into an ex-partner at a supermarket? In Blue Jay, Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson), two high school sweethearts catch up on old times, after they see each other in a grocery store. It’s clear these two have a troubled history. This film is quick to generate our interest. […]

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