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Alien Covenant

Close-up body horror, a strong female protagonist, epic visuals, and lots of slavering monsters are pretty much a requisite for any Alien film. Covenant delivers on all of those counts but somehow fails to be memorable in the w...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Frantz

Frantz is the latest film from French director Francois Ozon; a sombre period drama shot in succulent black and white set in the aftermath of World War I. A French soldier, Adrien (Pierre Niney), places flowers on the grave of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The KAOS Brief

Sci-Fi London may be celebrating its seventeenth year, but the geekiest festival in town hasn’t let age wither its infinite variety. This year’s offerings were the usual eclectic mix of indie, quirky, cult, and off-radar films ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 rocks. It’s big, it’s glossy, and it’s tons of fun. Ok, so maybe there aren’t too many surprises plot-wise. Maybe it’s a little over sentimental at times. Maybe it’s not the laugh-out-loud ride th...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro begins by telling the audience that shortly before writer James Baldwin’s death, he was planning to embark on a new writing project. The planned work, Remember This House, was to be a tribute to his fallen f...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ghost in the Shell

This big-budget, live-action remake of the classic Japanese animation does just about enough. It’s a solidly watchable sci-fi thriller with striking visual style, but at no point does it even come close to capturing the h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Get Out

What is a horror film supposed to do? Scare you? Thrill you? Chill you? All of the above? Probably, but what you rarely expect a horror film to do is question your own outlook on the world. It is therefore with great delight th...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Elle

Paul Verhoeven – he of Total Recall, Basic Instinct and, of course, Showgirls – is back with Elle, an audacious, genre-bending bang, conjuring forth a blackly comic masterpiece that contains enough material to make ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Logan

Hugh Jackman was never meant to be Logan, or his more popular alisa Wolverine for that matter. He was supposed to be played by Dougray Scott. Let that sink in for a moment. Let the horror and dread fill you at 17 years of Dougr...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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John Wick: Chapter 2

Uber-violent, hyper-real and stunningly-stylised, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off in more ways than one. Keanu Reeves reprises the titular role with enough dash and swagger to carry the film through ...