Reviews

“This is Johnny,” says local self-appointed gangster Shelton (Jonny Brugh), introducing his sister Kelly (Hetty Gaskell-Hahn) to one of his underling ‘boys’. “He’s bloody dynamic.” Orphaned John (Anton Tennet) really is dynamic. He may just be a small-time criminal in a small town – Thames, New Zealand, to be precise, where the biggest tourist attractions
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Anya Taylor-Joy, George MacKay and Charlie Heaton star in horror mystery The Secret Of Marrowbone By Katherine McLaughlin 15-07-18 387 Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Director: Sergio G Sánchez Writer: Sergio G Sánchez Cast: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth Distributor: Entertainment One If you like this, try… The Others Nicole Kidman stars
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Everything you need to know about Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) is carefully laid out in the prologue to The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) – the feature debut of director Dominique Rocher which he co-wrote with Jérémie Guez, and Guilaume Lemans. Returning one night to the Parisian apartment of his
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With the third film in the lucrative horror franchise ending on the election of a Hillary Clinton-esque figure promising to cancel the Purge — the annual 12 hours of lawlessness in America where all crime is legal — the series could only look backwards. This prequel answers many of the questions that such an insane
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A perfect murder doesn’t go according to plan in psychosexual two-hander Piercing By Josh Slater-Williams 04-07-18 1 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Nicolas Pesce Writer: Nicolas Pesce Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Maria Dizzia, Olivia Bond, Wendell Pierce Distributor: Vertigo Releasing If you like this, try… Audition Takashi Miike’s rug-pull thriller is probably
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Matthew Holness’ debut feature Possum is a dark and dangerously unpredictable horror By Josh Slater-Williams 04-07-18 8,528 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Matthew Holness Writer: Matthew Holness Cast: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong If you like this, try… The Babadook Jennifer Kent’s tale of trauma, also a debut feature, shares a picture book motif with Possum.
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Joko Anwar radically reimagines a classic of Eighties Indonesian diabolism By Anton Bitel 23-06-18 118 Released: TBA Certificate: TBC Director: Joko Anwar Writer: Joko Anwar Cast: Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Endy Arfian, Nasar Anuz, Muhammad Adhiyat, Ayu Laksmi, Elly D Luthan Distributor: Rapi Films, CJ Entertainment If you like this, try… Ritual Joko Anwar’s twisty
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A family receives sinister orders during a nightmare Christmas in the sharp, twisted Await Further Instructions By Anton Bitel 23-06-18 970 Released: TBA Certificate: TBA Director: Johnny Kervorkian Writer: Gavin Williams Cast: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, David Bradley, Abigail Cruttenden, Holly Weston, Kris Saddler Distributor: Goldfinch Studios, Shudder Films If you like this,
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Here’s our review of Sense8: The Series Finale, available to stream on Netflix now By Poppy-Jay Palmer 08-06-18 383 Released: Out now Certificate: 18 Creator: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, J Michael Straczynski Cast: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Brian J Smith, Toby Onwumere Distributor: Netflix After all
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“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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HBO update Ray Bradbury’s classic for the digital age with this star-studded TV movie By Rory O’Connor 16-05-18 169 Released: 19 May 2018 (US), 20 May 2018 (UK) Certificate: NA Director: Ramin Bahrani Writer: Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi Cast: Michael B Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella Distributor: HBO Films, Sky Atlantic If you like this,
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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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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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