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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…

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REVIEW: The Vault (2021)

The Vault is a curious beast, borrowing heavily from previous heist films and while entertaining in stretches, struggles to forge an identity of its own. The film follows a ragtag crew of treasure hunters and thieves who have discovered that part of Sir Francis Drake’s…

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REVIEW: Silk Road (2021)

It’s the grizzled old cop versus the rebellious tech wunderkind in Tiller Russell’s dark web thriller Silk Road – based on the true story of Ross Ulbricht, the 27-year-old who created and operated a darknet market site that became “Amazon for drugs” in 2011 and…

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REVIEW: Dark State (2021)

Cinema can be used effectively to educate audiences as to corruption within regimes or organisations. It can highlight and explain the intricacies and subterfuge involved in cover ups, crises and corruption. Hell, Michael Moore has built an entire career on it. From All The President’s…

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REVIEW: The Winter Lake (2021)

There’s something about the quiet isolation of rural areas that brings out the worst in people. Whether embarking on a hallucinatory adventure in A Field in England or becoming embroiled in a dark family secret in The Winter Lake, the lack of human contact inspires…

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REVIEW: #LIKE (2021)

The loss of your loved ones can be earth shattering, and grief can present itself in various ways. The desire to seek revenge is seemingly thrilling and cathartic for Woodstock teen Rosie (Sophie Rich), and when the local law enforcement are unwilling to seek out…

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REVIEW: RAGE (2021)

Content Warning: rape After a violent home invasion leaves Noah (Matt Theo) in a coma and his wife Madeline (Hayley Beveridge) deeply traumatised, Noah awakens to find out that one of the attackers is still on the loose. As they try to move on with…

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REVIEW: The Mauritanian (2021)

Lessons are hard to unlearn, especially when they have been taught to the heart rather than the head. For too many Americans, the end result of 9/11 was a desperate, helpless sense of vengeance that could excuse any cruelty in its relentless bloodlust. It’s only…

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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: Cordelia (2020)

On September 16, a viral tweet by @HarrietMould caused a stir by showing the world the poster of new film Cordelia and stating: “I legit don’t think I’ve ever seen this pose this way round before.” And thereby, the film’s marketing was practically done for…

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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…