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REVIEW: Host (2020)

Online pub quizzes make way for paranormal activity in this brilliantly refreshing, relentlessly unsettling new scare-fest that has every reason to go the way of a daily online team meeting, but doesn’t. That’s because director Rob Savage makes a solid effort to highlight the standard…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Finding the Way Back (2020)

The road to recovery has two lanes (albeit, one with more traffic than the other) in Ben Affleck’s basketball drama Finding the Way Back. This isn’t a redemption story for Jack Cunningham – the struggling basketball coach, who finds his defence against grief at the…

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REVIEW: Becky (2020)

Another comedy icon comes knocking at the door of horror in ho-hum invasion film Becky, but it becomes quickly apparent King of Queens star, Kevin James got the wrong house. Barely a threat or an on-screen presence for that matter, the attention is on the…

Drama, Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: End of Sentence (2020)

If film has taught us anything, it’s that even the most burned bridges can be rebuilt simply with a road trip driving over them. Such is the case with debut feature from Elfar Adalsteins’ End of Sentence, that sees John Hawke and Logan Lerman as…

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PATRON REVIEW: Willow (1988)

Things really were more acceptable in the 80s weren’t they? In between David Bowie’s domed thrust bucket gyrating round a Labyrinth, and Fred Savage asking his Grandpa Columbo about ‘inconceivable’ Princess Brides, kids had a whole host of fantasy films to choose and be mentally…

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TV REVIEW: Gangs of London (2020)

Audiences don’t necessarily cut their teeth on the work of Gareth Evans, but rather have them kicked in, to be swallowed like tic-tacs. With not one, but two of the greatest action movies ever made under his belt, hopes were high that the insane brain…

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REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2020)

Of the many tales told by the late Toni Morrison in the documentary about her life, the one that might stick out more than most is her discovery of the gift that would define her. She recalls her childhood, of seeing words growing up, like…

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REVIEW: Why Don’t You Just Die! (2020)

A suspect meeting with the in-laws smacks with all the ferocity of a hammer to the groin at the start of Kirill Sokolov’s nutso comedy, Why Don’t You Just Die!, which is coincidentally just about the only thing that doesn’t take a hit in the…

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REVIEW: Killers Anonymous (2019)

Gary Oldman has done some dross in the past, but at least with Killers Anonymous he gets a few glasses of red out of it. Sat on a rooftop away from the main story and phoning it in, his sponsor-like figure observes as a group…