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Murphy’s Law, Horror and Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines chaos as ‘the inherent unpredictability in the behaviour of a complex natural system’. This mathematic idea is at the heart of Jurassic Park; whether it be the imperfections of the skin, the flapping of a butterfly’s wings or the mistaken comprehension…

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REVIEW: Midsommar (2019)

A ruthless air of disquietude pervades Ari Aster’s works; whether it be the taboo-shattering relationship at the core of The Strange Thing About The Johnsons, or the inexorable, chest-clutching dread of Hereditary post-lamppost. He has a knack for excavating the soul, it seems. Aster is…

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REVIEW: Brightburn (2019)

What if Superman was an evil, sexually confused, angsty little boy? What if a creature akin to a god was armageddon personified? In a box office world saturated by stylishly clad superheroes, Brightburn‘s cult-destined concept is an absolute winner; yet, the film’s genre subversion is…

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REVIEW: Dumbo (2019)

There’s a pungent irony to Disney remaking Dumbo, a tale of smaller companies being gobbled up by a cash-loose corporation in aid of exploiting a particular attraction. Whether it’s Star Wars, X-Men or, in this case, a flying elephant, the unfortunate timing of this addition…

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REVIEW: Ben Is Back (2019)

There are two movies inside Ben is Back: one is a compellingly observed look at how the trauma of addiction afflicts not only the addict, but the family, à la Beautiful Boy at the turn of the year; the other is a cumbersome payback thriller…

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REVIEW: The Mule (2019)

Could this be a new trend in filmmaking; pensioners partaking in criminal activities? We had both King of Thieves and the near-perfect The Old Man & The Gun last year; now we have The Mule, which moves away from robberies into drug trafficking. But this…

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REVIEW: Instant Family (2019)

In the world of film, adoption has taken on many faces; Superman, Stitch, Adam Sandler and Sandra Bullock, to name a few. But amidst cinematic necessities, rarely is the more gruelling tapestry of the process captured. Instant Family makes an effort to buck the trend…

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REVIEW: Unbreakable (2000)

Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Elijah Price, asks late on in Unbreakable: “Do you know what the scariest thing is?” There are a lot of answers that come to mind, all entirely subjective. For some it’s heights, for others it’s death, for me it’s spiders (and…