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Sicario

Denis Villeneuve has steadily built an enviable body of work since his Oscar-nominated war drama Incendies (2010). With a penchant for restrained and confident storytelling, the tense and intelligent Prisoners and Enemy – made ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paper Towns

Based on the book by The Fault In Our Stars writer John Green, Paper Towns comes with the burden of being model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne’s first mainstream cinema release. Yes she appeared last year in Face Of An Angel bu...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mr Holmes

Obviously, everyone loves a sexy Sherlock. But there’s no trace of one here, which is terribly worrying: will anyone under 50 go to see Mr Holmes? Bill Condon’s take on Sherlock in his twilight years is gentle and complex and i...
 
 
 
 
 
 

White Bird In A Blizzard

White Bird In A Blizzard writer director Gregg Araki has spent most of his career telling subverted coming of age stories. A director who revels in youth in revolt but White Bird doesn’t focus so much on a rebellious teenager a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interstellar

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan is, like the protagonists in his latest film, something of a pioneer, a filmmaker who likes to carve his own path and ignore the studio rules as to what a film should adhere to. There are...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gone Girl

Gone Girl director David Fincher has always been a filmmaker who likes to plant dark thoughts in his audiences’ mind. Films that stay with you long after the credits have rolled and you’re back home realising the sheer impact a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Non-Stop

Planes can be excellent places for thrillers, even though they’re statistically still the safest way to travel. There have been many memorable films made around planes/people in planes in jeopardy, from Fearless, to Airpo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last Passenger

Of all the excuses British Rail has churned out over the years, from the wrong snow on the track to “slippery rain”, it’s unlikely you’ve heard “crazed man has taken the train hostage” but this is the concept behind action thri...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Wicker Man – The Final Cut

Given 2013 marks The Wicker Man’s 40th Anniversary it is a high accolade indeed that it is still considered one of the greatest horror films of all time.  With an original, previously thought lost, cut recently discovered, the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Haunter – FrightFest Review

Surprise; they were dead all long!  It’s been used in many horror films over the years, but nearly always at the last minute as a final “what a twist!”.  However, Haunter does things very differently, as, thou...