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REVIEW: Saw (2004)

The ‘Saw’ franchise is one of those that splits people right down the middle (no pun intended). It’s received a lot of bad press because of its overly violent nature, and a lot of people have pre-conceived ideas of what the films entail. I therefore…

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REVIEW: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

The ‘Lara Croft’ gaming franchise is up there with the most successful and popular of all time. The games are brilliant fun, there has been a wide range of merchandise released throughout the years and I doubt there are many girls who didn’t once dream…

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REVIEW: Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Let me begin by saying that I am a fan of the original ‘Insidious’ film. I originally saw it at the cinema and enjoyed it so much that I even splashed out on a DVD copy! I thought the idea that our spirits depart our…

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REVIEW: Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

It’s been a while since a new Disney film has caught my eye and lured me into watching it, as I am of the impression that “the classics” are still the best, so I’ve tended to steer clear of newer releases. For Disney, the last few…

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REVIEW: The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

I will soon be undergoing a house move, which means there has been ample opportunity for me to have a root around in my DVD collection whilst packing stuff into various boxes. I saw the iconic DVD case for ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ and…

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REVIEW: Unfriended (2015)

‘Unfriended’ is the third horror film that I have reviewed in the past couple of months, despite me saying I’m not a fan of the genre. So it’s probably about time I just accepted that I do enjoy the occasional scary flick. I say ‘Unfriended’…

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REVIEW: The Babadook (2014)

‘The Babadook‘ is a film that I’ve wanted to see for quite a while. I’m not a massive horror fan but I do tend to find myself scrolling through Netflix and ending up more often than not on their Horror page. Looking at ‘The Babadook’…

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REVIEW: American Beauty (1999)

‘American Beauty’ is one of those films that everyone talks about and recommends, but one that I simply haven’t got round to seeing. We’re all guilty of it. We all know there are certain films we should have seen that we haven’t, and this film…

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REVIEW: Nightcrawler (2014)

I was expecting ‘Nightcrawler’ to be rather unnerving in tone, and it certainly did not disappoint. Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut is an exceptionally dark and twisted thriller, which throws up several questions of morality, presenting an interesting predicament for myself as a viewer. A well-balanced,…

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REVIEW: Starred Up (2014)

I will keep this review short and sweet, otherwise I could find myself writing a dissertation length piece on what is truly an incredible piece of British realist cinema. There is so much to love about ‘Starred Up’, and I shall do my best to…

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REVIEW: ’71 (2014)

When I heard that Jack O’Connell was starring in an intense, edge of the seat, action-thriller, I immediately shortlisted ‘71’ as a film that I had to watch. As a big fan of his work I had high hopes for this film, despite me having…

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REVIEW: It Follows (2015)

Let me begin with stating that I am not the world’s biggest horror film fan. I’ve dabbled occasionally, but never really found the spark or connection with a film that others claim to have had. I have found that on the whole, horror films tend…