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REVIEW: The Giant (2020)

In 2012, David Raboy wrote and directed “The Giant,” his thesis film while still a student at Tisch. “The Giant” is a form-forward short that portrays the last high school summer of a sad girl (Nicole Patrick) in a backwater Georgia town. The loose narrative…

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REVIEW: Rebecca (2020)

While remakes and reboots are – perhaps deservedly so – controversial, literary adaptations are more complicated. The problem can come when there is one particular adaptation of a novel which is considered ‘classic’ or ‘definitive.’ That is very much the case with Daphne Du Maurier’s…

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TV REVIEW: Ratched (2020)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) features one of cinemas all-time greatest villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). A shark-eyed, calculating and cruel individual who devours every scene as the viewer watches on, powerless to stop her. Her passive aggression condemns multiple patients, including…

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REVIEW: Glass (2019)

“They always underestimate the mastermind.”   19 years after being the only survivor of a train crash and discovering he has superhero-like abilities, David Dunn (Willis) runs his security shop by day and protects the streets of New York at night in a green poncho…

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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…

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REVIEW: Dark River (2018)

Following this year’s ‘Lean On Pete‘, ‘God’s Own Country‘ and ‘The Levelling‘, the withering farmlands are a dramatic staple of 2018’s arthouse cinema. Clio Bernard’s ‘Dark River’ is a standout among this particular niche. Inspired by Rose Tremain’s novel ‘Trespass’, Ruth Wilson’s Alice returns to…

Film Reviews, Horror, Mystery

REVIEW: Hereditary (2018)

A24, the production company that can seemingly do no wrong lately, are back with another unique horror that has gripped the world. Following successful releases like ‘The VVitch’ and ‘It Comes At Night’, ‘Hereditary’ arrives with hype and then some. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival back…

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REVIEW: Anon (2018)

This 2018 British science fiction thriller is directed and written by Andrew Niccol and stars Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, Sonya Walger and Mark O’Brien. In the not too distant future, biosyn implants allow humans to be connected to an endles visual stream of…

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REVIEW: Mother! (2017)

‘Mother!’ is the latest film written and directed by American auteur Darren Aronofsky, director of ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’, about a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home.  At least, this is what the official synopsis and…