Alien: Covenant

After the somewhat divisive Prometheus, director Ridley Scott may have felt more pressure than normal to deliver another new installment to the franchise he fathered back in 1979. With the resulting ...

Passengers

Movie trailers have always had carte blanche to be disingenuous. Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive was pitched as a Gone In Sixty Seconds-esque action caper, Martin McDonagh’s 2008 film In Bruges promised...

Lake Bodom

The slasher genre is injected with some fresh ideas in Taneli Mustonen’s Lake Bodom. Inspired by the real life Lake Bodom murders from 1960, the film tells the story of a group of friends who go camp...

Phenomena

Phenomena (also known as Creepers) is set in the so-called “Swiss Transylvania” and follows young high schooler Jennifer Carvino (played by Jennifer Connolly) in a boarding school murder-mystery like...

The Student

The Student is a little film that tackles some of the heaviest and far-reaching issues that we currently face as a society. Via the medium of religious fundamentalism, we see what the consequences ar...
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The Informer: BFI Restoration Re-Release

I’ve seen my fair share of silent films – Metropolis, Battleship Potemkin, Nosferatu … Hell, even The Artist. But I would profess to be neither a raving enthusiast, nor remotely knowledgeable about t...

Fallen

Success can be a very dangerous thing. Within the movie industry success is measured by the bottom line. Just how much a film can deliver in terms of box office. With the runaway success stories of T...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2

It’s always a bit tricky following a film that was such a success. The first Guardians film was an unknown quantity for cinema audiences and represented a major gamble in terms of the brand rec...
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Blood Father

Of late, my local multiplex seems hellbent on preventing me from going to the cinema. Several films that I have wanted to go and see had screen time of approximately less than a week before disappear...