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REVIEW: Old (2021)

A mind-twister, indeed, when strange things of the M. Night Shyamalan kind also exist beyond Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Entranced and thus inspired by the premise of the graphic novel Sandcastle written by Pierre-Oscar Lévy and drawn by Frederick Peeters, Old sees the filmmaker travel to…

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REVIEW: Black Medicine (2021)

When approaching any piece of media, I always like to look at its plot and execution of that plot. Sometimes a film/TV show or video game can get both of these aspects correct, sometimes they get both completely wrong or only get one right, which…

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REVIEW: False Positive (2021)

It’s almost impossible to not associate Ilana Glazer with the slacker, New York sitcom Broad City — a show which she created with her best friend Abbi Jacobson. But in A24 and Hulu’s atmospheric horror False Positive, the actor-writer proves that she’s not just a…

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REVIEW: A Perfect Enemy (2021)

“Why would I go to a therapist when airports exist?” asks a cheerful Tessel (Athena Strates) to a gloomy Jeremiasz (Tomasz Kot). The duo met only a few moments before when the young woman stopped the man’s car as a last attempt to make it…

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REVIEW: The Woman in the Window (2021)

There’s a fine line between inspiration and unoriginality and audiences will surely debate which side of said line Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window finds itself on. Adapted from pseudonymous author A. J. Finn’s New York Times bestselling novel, Wright’s new film is a…

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REVIEW: Above Suspicion (2021)

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke leads director Phillip Noyce’s latest film, crime thriller Above Suspicion which is based on the true story of FBI informant Susan Smith, played by Clarke. By way of Susan’s narration we are introduced to the setting for the film,…

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REVIEW: Wrath of Man (2021)

After a decade of franchise filmmaking, an era in which Guy Ritchie dipped his toes into Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur, and even Disney, it appears the English filmmaker is returning to his gangster-flick roots, though this time opting for more of an American aura. After…

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REVIEW: The Virtuoso (2021)

What’s it like in the mind of a cold-blooded assassin? The Virtuoso gives us a glimpse inside as Anson Mount’s titular hitman is sent on a job like no other. Haunted by a botched job that has left him shaken to say the least, Mount…

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REVIEW: The Marksman (2021)

It’s still crazy to look at the path the powers-that-be sent Liam Neeson down over the past twenty years. Terminator of human traffickers, bottle-knuckled brawler of wolves and expert fence jumper, Neeson has faced off against an array of foes with the odd misfire in…

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REVIEW: Goodbye, Butterfly (2021)

How far is too far when a child has been lost? In the wake of his young daughter’s abduction and brutal murder, a grieving father becomes fixated with an oddball neighbour who he believes committed the crime in Tyler Wayne’s schlocky thriller Goodbye, Butterfly.  The…