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Gerald’s Game (2017): A Lean, Mean Suspense-Thriller

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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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

A fate worse than death: becoming a zombie – as seen in hundreds of movies about zombie invasions. Some are great and some are rubbish, but we can’t get enough of them, can we? Wyrmwood is another entry in the flesh-eating canon. I wasn’t expecting much from this micro-budget “B” movie, but it was one of the […]

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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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Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK (2017)

Given that Dunkirk has left critics in a frenzy with praise, I was surprised that I didn’t feel the same way when I saw it at the cinema.  Looks like I’m in the minority, but I did not love this film. Don’t get me wrong, I loved aspects of it, like the practical effects, the camera work […]

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Buried (2010)

Buried alive. One man, one coffin. That’s the basic set-up in this tense thriller. Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), a US truck driver working in Iraq, is the guy trapped in the coffin. He wakes up as the film starts with no idea of who put him there and why. As the events unfold, you’ll be […]

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Anthropoid (2016) – Gripping World War II Story

If I were to make a list of ‘top ten good movies with bad titles’, I think I’d have to include Anthropoid. It sounds as though it belongs to a really shoddy alien movie on SyFy Channel. But get past the off-putting title and you’ll find a genuinely thrilling tale of war and resistance. For those […]

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Into the Forest (2016): End of the World, Not As We’ve Known It

It might be overdone, but the post-apocalyptic genre is continuously consumed by our culture. From zombies, aliens and vampires, depictions of life after the end of the world are pretty saturated, as we’ve seen it all before… But maybe not. Into the Forest is a more realistic and grounded take on the genre, which focuses on the […]

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Green Room (2016)

Punk rock band The Ain’t Rights, travel through the Pacific Northwest until they meet a local radio host, who arranges them a gig at a remote club, which just happens to be run by Neo-Nazi skinheads. After the band’s performance in front of a hostile crowd, they quickly find themselves in a horrifying situation, having […]

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The Revenant (2016)

The legend of American fur trapper and frontiersman, Hugh Glass, manifests onto our screens in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s, The Revenant. After having been attacked by a Native American tribe, the pursuit for survival is disrupted when Glass is mauled by a bear and left for dead. Leonardo DiCaprio portrays the lead role, which finally won […]

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All Is Lost (2013)

Robert Redford is the sole actor in All Is Lost, a film with very little dialogue, which depicts the ordeal of a man lost at sea. Venturing on a solo cruise, Redford’s character finds himself in a horrendous situation where he is forced to fight for survival. As the only person on screen, he is entirely alone, […]

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