Reviews

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

I’d be lying if I said We Need To Talk About Kevin, is about an innocent boy who grows up to be a tragic villain, like Anakin Skywalker, from the Star Wars prequels. Truth is, Kevin is a monster from the start. He’s presented as a devil child, an omen, a bad seed – you get the picture. […]

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Enemy (2013) review – Jake Gyllenhaal Sees Double

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 certainly is that. This film, I guess, is a surrealist thriller about doppelgangers discovering their mutual existence. Jake […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

Home Invasion Horror: HUSH (2016)

So I watched Hush the other day on Netflix, not expecting much, but I was well surprised at how good it was. I liked it a lot! Hush is yet another tale of home invasion, and it’s as if director Mike Flanagan sets out to upturn any expectations we might have. Here’s the set-up: Maddie (Seigal), our hero, […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

Personal Shopper (2017) – A Captivating Ghost Thriller

Fusing different styles, themes and cinematic directions, Personal Shopper is an intriguing puzzle box movie. I can’t explain everything I saw in this film, but there’s no doubting its quality. Going into this, you have to be prepared for serious, artsy cinema, as it’s a testing watch. So, here’s what it’s all about… Maureen (Kristen […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men starts out at like a modern-day western, then it begins to look like a cape thriller, before turning into a full-blown bloodbath… which involves a psychopathic killer with a really bad haircut. I expected this film to be a majestic, artsy piece of cinema and while it certainly was that, the […]

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Reviews

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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Reviews

Sicario (2015)

Sicario is the kind of the film that you just don’t want to end. The story, characters and immersive gun-fights had me hooked, and I would honestly pay dividends for an extended cut. Sicario is a brilliant thriller, which takes the viewer on an intense journey through Mexico, where we are aligned with FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Is revenge really a dish best served cold? Nocturnal Animals seems to think so.  Ford’s thrilling second feature is an artistic film, telling a dark and twisted story within a story about love and vengeance. Its three interrelated stories reflect and contrast one another, but are focused around Susan (Adams), a successful art gallery owner, who […]

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Disposable: Thrilling Short Film

Indie films always know how to be hard-hitting, poignant and challenging in ways that are genuinely meaningful and creative. Disposable is five-minute film, focusing on a young man with a love for violent movies, who one night brings violence to the shadowy urban streets, in more ways than one. If you’d rather watch a big-budget blockbuster, that’s […]

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Reviews

Drive (2011)

This is the film that introduced me to Ryan Gosling, and I’ve been a fan ever since. He portrays ‘Driver’, a Hollywood stunt man by day, but a ruthless getaway driver by night. When he steps in to protect next-door neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son, from the gangsters that her husband (Oscar Isaac) […]

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Reviews

Edge of Winter (2016): Cold Thriller With A Troubled Family At The Centre

Director: Rob Connolly Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Tom Holland, Percy Hynes White. If there was an award for world’s worst on-screen dad, then Eliot Baker (Joel Kinnaman) in Edge of Winter, would come close to claiming the title. In this suspenseful survival-thriller, Eliot seizes the opportunity to take care of his two sons, Bradley (Tom Holland) and Caleb […]

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Reviews

The Neon Demon (2016)

Director: Nicholas Winding Refn Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves. Nicholas Winding Refn is known for his provocative and subversive directing style, and the surrealist horror-thriller The Neon Demon, is another macabre addition to his filmography. Elle Fanning portrays Jesse, a sixteen-year-old girl who arrives in Los Angeles to launch her career as a model. As […]

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Reviews

The Prestige (2006)

Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson The Prestige is never anything less than intriguing. Right from the beginning the film is a mystery, forcing the viewer to take a closer look. “Are you watching closely?”, a voice-over proclaims as we are introduced to stage engineer John Cutter (Michael Caine), who tells the viewer every magic trick […]

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Reviews

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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Reviews

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 […]

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Reviews

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Director: Dan Trachtenberg Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. 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 […]

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