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Possessor

In 2012, celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg’s son Brandon burst onto the scene with his directorial debut Antiviral, a blackly satirical sci-fi horror that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. With gruesome morbidity, the fi...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Patrick

In a time when originality in film continues to fade as we drown in remakes, reboots and superheroes, filmmaker Tim Mielants is here to save the day with one of the quirkiest films of the decade. The film takes place in a Belgi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Mogul Mowgli

With Halloween just around the corner, Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed’s raw and powerful – and deeply flawed – Mogul Mowgli presents an alternative to the usual horror fare. Focusing on the very real demons of Zed, a young Br...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Relic

It seems like waiting for an innovative and memorable horror film in 2020 is like waiting for a bus. Nothing for ages, then two come along at once! Yes, after the phenomenal Saint Maud earlier in October, we now have another fi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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That Click

Douglas Kirkland is a name you probably don’t know, but you will almost certainly know his work. A veteran Hollywood photographer who has been working since the 1950s, Kirkland was behind the lens of some of the most iconic por...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Honest Thief

In a year packed with surprises, one of the biggest shocks yet comes in the form of Mark Williams’ action thriller Honest Thief. Starring Liam Neeson in the titular criminal role, the film may appear on the surface to be just a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Trial of the Chicago 7

Based on the 1968 trial of a group of men accused of inciting violence in protesting the Vietnam War during the Democratic Party Convention, this courtroom drama feels more relevant now than it did then.  At one point set to be...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saint Maud

In a year where all the big, flashy blockbusters are being held back in anticipation of a greater profit in 2021, independent films have an opportunity to dominate UK cinemas – the ones that are still open, at least. Director R...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DVD And Blu-ray
 

Blackbird

With an all-star cast including Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon and Sam Neill, it’s shocking that the wonderful Blackbird has had such a tiny release. In a non-Covid parallel universe, this could’ve been one of the biggest dramas ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tenet

In 2020 the world is in crisis, COVD-19 has put a halt to life as we know it. Cinemas across the world lie empty, popcorn rotting in bags, precious film releases being put on hold. The fate of cinema is in the balance. Could it...