Cinema

“The world is large and unknowable,” Keith (William Jackson Harper) tells Jessica (Rebecca Henderson). “No one ever really knows anything.” While obsessive Jessica conducts biological and genetic field research in a tented laboratory, hoping to find a “a previously uncharacterised element, genetic, environmental or otherwise – one that might change the way we view our
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Gruesome Argentinian creature feature Murder Me, Monster is not for the faint of heart By Katherine McLaughlin 22-05-18 892 Released: TBA Certificate: TBA Director: Alejandro Fadel Writer: Alejandro Fadel Cast: Esteban Bigliardi, Francisco Carrasco, Tania Casciani Distributor: TBA If you like this, try… Possession A revolting horror about the end of a relationship starring Isabelle
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Mamoru Hosoda returns with magical coming of age tale Mirai By Katherine McLaughlin 21-05-18 561 Released: TBA Certificate: TBA Director: Mamoru Hosoda Writer: Mamoru Hosoda Cast: Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi, Gen Hoshino Distributor: Anime Ltd. and National Amusements If you like this, try… When Marnie Was There Enchanting Studio Ghibli coming-of-age tale that plays with
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You absolutely must catch the 70mm re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 By Martyn Conterio 18-05-18 875 Released: 18 May 2018 Certificate: U Director: Stanley Kubrick Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C Clarke Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter Distributor: Warner Bros If you like this, try… Interstellar Christopher Nolan’s own attempt at sci-fi
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Lawrence Fowler’s Curse of the Witch’s Doll has been picked up by Pinewood-based High Fliers Films, in a pre-Cannes deal for all UK rights. The feature debut of Wales-born Lawrence Fowler, Curse of the Witch’s Doll was shot in Northampton, and like David de Coteau’s Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991), Andrew Jones’ The Toymaker
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Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake has a release date and some new images By Poppy-Jay Palmer 15-05-18 639 Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake finally has a release date. You can now expect to catch the film in cinemas on 2 November 2018. In addition to the news, Suspiria has also treated us to some new images, featuring Dakota Johnson as ballet
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Three archeologists explore our future in Yorgos Zois’ Third Kind By Katherine McLaughlin 13-05-18 60 Certificate: NA Director: Yorgos Zois Writer: Yorgos Zois Cast: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Effi Rabsilber, Nikos Hanakoulas Distributor: TBA If you like this, try… Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss stars as a believer in Steven Spielberg’s classic science fiction
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The latest film from the author of Let The Right One In blends rom-com, grotesquerie and bizarre fairy-tale By Katherine McLaughlin 11-05-18 934 Certificate: TBA Director: Ali Abbasi Writer: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom Distributor: TBA If you like this, try… Men And Chicken Mads Mikkelsen stars in a
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A year after Julia Ducournau’s Raw shocked audiences the world over with its bold and darkly comic story of hereditary cannibalism, another French first-time director is behind one of this year’s best and most original genre films. Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge updates the controversial rape-revenge movie for the 21st century, with a feminist perspective that goes
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There’s something out there in this new trailer for Shane Black’s The Predator By Poppy-Jay Palmer 10-05-18 280  You can read the synopsis for The Predator here: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters
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Stop-motion animation studio LAIKA has practically been spewing new information at Cannes this week, and we’re hyped. Firstly, the studio revealed its fifth film will be titled Missing Link. “Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said LAIKA president CEO Travis Knight in a statement. “Led by our visionary director Chris Butler, LAIKA has once again
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Click here to see full size. You can read the synopsis for Deadpool 2 here: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as
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The remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary snags the great John Lithgow By Jonathan Hatfull 04-05-18 72 Some “oh damn, that’s perfect” casting news: the Pet Sematary remake has cast the most excellent John Lithgow as Jud Crandall. EW reports that the star of everything from The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
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Jim Hickcox’s lo-fi, low-art monsterfest Soft Matter defies easy categorisation, while reflecting upon its own impermanence By Anton Bitel 04-05-18 1,831 Released: 22 May 2018 (US VOD) Certificate: Unrated Director: Jim Hickcox Writer: Jim Hickcox Cast: Ruby Lee Dove II, Hal Schneider, Mary Anzalone, Devyn Placide, Mark Blumberg, Catherine Grady, David Dillard, Sam Stinson, Mykal
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The Strangers are back and as vicious as ever in Johannes Roberts’ throwback sequel By Jonathan Hatfull 04-05-18 3,485 Released: 4 May 2018 Certificate: 15 Director: Johannes Roberts Writer: Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai Cast: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson, Lewis Pullman, Emma Bellomy Distributor: Vertigo Films If you like this, try… You’re Next Sharni
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From the Tribeca Film Festival, here’s our review of pitch-black horror The Dark By Anton Bitel 03-05-18 339 Released: TBA Certificate: TBC Director: Justin P Lange Writer: Justin P Lange Cast: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics, Margarete Tiesel, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Scott Beaudin, Dylan Trowbridge, Chris Farquhar Distributor: TBA If you like this, try… The
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The first film from Studio Ponoc is beautiful to look at, but is there substance as well as style? By Nadia Attia 03-05-18 6,852 Released: 4 May 2018 Certificate: PG Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Writer: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Riko Sakaguchi Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet Distributor: Altitude If you like this, try…
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Click here to see full size. You can read the synopsis for Deadpool 2 here: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as
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