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Widows

It’s taken its sweet time about it but Hollywood is finally coming around to the fact that films with a predominantly female cast can still do Wonders at the box office. But too often the strategy seems to be, ‘take what worked...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Evil Dead 2

Back in 1981, an unknown indie film-maker called Sam Raimi and his mate, Bruce Campbell, released a film called The Evil Dead. Made on a shoe-string budget and under tortuous conditions, it never-the-less became an instant clas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Human Desire

She was born to be bad… to be kissed…to make trouble…” so ran the tag line for Human Desire—Fritz Lang’s 1954 noir thriller.  A chillingly dark film, Human Desire reunited Lang with Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame from the previo...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Start Is Born

“It’s the same story told over and over, forever.” That this is the fourth incarnation of A Star Is Born is clearly not lost on writer, director and star Bradley Cooper. This line, spoken towards the end of the film, echo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Reign of the Supermen

If superhero movies were sandwiches then you’d probably take them back to the shop. Not very adventurous, with a thin daub of plot-jam, sold as a luxury product in an artisan SFX wrap. DC Universes’ animated features, however, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Predator

Let’s lay it out: what makes a good action movie? (a.) a team that can be introduced in a few quick brush-strokes, but still seem solidly believable; (b.) a hero who manages to be both an everyman and extra-ordinary; (c.) chara...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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A Simple Favour

They don’t make the kind of ‘90s airport read type thrillers anymore. When they do they tend to be longform TV shows. The kind of shows that allow for a cliffhanger ending of each episode while twisting and turning forcing you ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blindspotting

Blindspotting is that optical illusion of looking at an image long enough to find it morphs into something else. You know the ones, is it two faces or a vase, is it a duck or a rabbit? Like those illusions the film incarnation ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Final Score

It’s Die Hard in a football stadium when ex-soldier, Mike Knox (Dave Bautista) finds himself trapped at Upton Park, where Eastern block terrorists are looking for the leader of a failed revolution, hidden somewhere in the 35,00...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Upgrade

Go and watch the trailer for Upgrade and then try to act that you are not stupidly excited to see the end product. From its stunning action sequences to its tongue-in-cheek humour Upgrade should be a B-Movie that breaks free of...