Reviews

“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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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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“I’m running out of time. I need to freeze time.” So says scientist Quint (Henry Ian Cusick) in writer/director/producer Maurice Haeems’ feature debut Chimera, as he races against fate to save his young children from the same hereditary disease that took his wife Jessie (Karishma Ahluwalia). Given Quint’s pioneering work in multiple disciplines, it is
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James Brogden has followed Hekla’s Children with another tale of long-buried horrors unearthed, but the author’s interest in British history and folklore is combined with an ambition and narrative slipperiness that makes this a compelling chiller in its own right. The story begins with a fantastically rendered moment of horror in the form of an
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Tucked away down a side street in Edwardian London is the most wonderful toy shop imaginable. Papa Jack’s Emporium sells patchwork dogs that are as loyal as the real thing, paper trees that really put down roots, and intricately painted toy soldiers who march off to war with one another. But when a real war
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