47 Meters Down

Full disclosure: I’m afraid of the ocean. Quite a lot. Not sharks necessarily (giant squids-imagine one of THOSE coming at you) but more the ocean as a concept. A vast, unknowable emptiness that feel...

Good Time

Good Time has one of the most concise titles of recent times; it does exactly what it says on the tin. Starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and directed by the Safdie brothers, Good Time tells the st...
Hounds of Love

Mary’s Top Ten of 2017

It’s been a funny old year for cinema. There have been extreme highs and lows; breathtaking pieces of craft to sleazy sex scandals. It’s a year when Hollywood really has had to take a goo...
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

I am someone who can lose an entire Sunday to episodes of Murder She Wrote or Columbo. A good murder mystery can be enjoyed over and over again – even if you already know “whodunnit”. Such is the cas...
Compliance

Compliance

Craig Zobel’s 2012 film Compliance has prompted extreme reactions since its release. When it toured the festival circuit, people walked out; critics have professed their dismay at its attitude toward...
Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome

Australian director, Cate Shortland, has won great acclaim for her films that largely focus on the female perspective. She is a maker of “women’s films” – but not in the conventional sense. Her post-...

Brimstone

If Dutch writer/director Martin Koolhovan wanted to make an impact with his first English language feature, he’s certainly achieved that goal with Brimstone. A Western/Thriller revenge tale, wi...
My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer: First Trailer

Jeffrey Dahmer is a name that still strikes fear in those who are aware of the man, the myth and the monster. Yet, like most serial killers, we often look to their formative years to find some sort o...
Sleepless

Sleepless

It’s not very often that I struggle to make it to the end of a film. In fact, had I not agreed to review Baran bo Odar’s Sleepless, I probably would have given up after the first twenty minutes. Ther...
Neil Breene

Six Of The Best: So Bad They’re Good

We’ve all been there: Slightly tipsy on a Saturday night, channel hopping and hoping to come across something you can fall asleep too. Maybe you’re on YouTube, maybe you land on the Horror Channel, m...