Film Reviews

Mandy (2018)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache Director: Panos Cosmatos It's 1983 and lumberjack Red (Cage) and his beloved wife Mandy (Riseborough) live in a cabin-like house in the forest, where she reads fantasy novels and creates artworks. When she's seen by the leader of a religious cult, the couple are attacked, and a violent… Continue reading Mandy (2018)

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Film Reviews

Apostasy (2017)

Starring: Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms Director: Daniel Kokotajlo A portrait of a religious family in crisis, Ivanna (Finneran) and her teenage daughters Luisa (Parkinson) and Alex (Wright) are Jehovah's Witnesses in the UK. When Luisa, studying at university, transgresses religious law, her family is forced to shun her. While Ivanna seems… Continue reading Apostasy (2017)

Film Reviews

The Devil’s Candy (2015)

Starring: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Kiara Glasco Director: Sean Byrne Low on funds, a family move into a house in Texas that's selling cheap, because of it's creepy past. Soon, the father of the family, a painter, finds himself acting under a strange influence... And that's where the film departs from the… Continue reading The Devil’s Candy (2015)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Seventh Victim (1943)

Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks Director: Mark Robson Mary Gibson (Hunter) is at school when she is told that her sister and only remaining family member, Jacqueline (Brooks), has gone missing. She heads to Manhattan to find out what's happened to her, and discovers a trail of black magic and betrayal that leads… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Seventh Victim (1943)

Film Reviews

Coco (2017)

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Miguel is a little boy who dreams of being a musician. But because on of his ancestors ran away and abandoned the family, music is banned, and Miguel is on track to join the families shoe-making business. On the night of Dia… Continue reading Coco (2017)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Film Reviews

Ghost House (2017)

Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hebert, Michael S New, Mark Boone Junior Director: Rich Ragsdale On holiday in Thailand, a young couple fall in with some new friends, who offer, after a drinking and strip club session, to take them to an amazing photo opportunity. Taken to a strange and eerie forest, to see ghost… Continue reading Ghost House (2017)

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Preview: mother! (2017)

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig Director: Darren Aronofsky Studded with Oscar winners, and directed and written by the director of Black Swan, mother! is a film that's hard to define and challenging to watch. It's the story of a couple. He's a well known writer (Bardem) with… Continue reading Preview: mother! (2017)

Film Reviews

Frailty (2001)

Starring: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe Director: Bill Paxton Bill Paxton's recent and what felt like sudden death led to many discussions of his career. Perhaps most beloved as Private Hudson in Aliens (Game over, man, game over!) or as a hurricane hunter in Twister, he also had considerable talent as a director, if… Continue reading Frailty (2001)

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride Director: Ridley Scott The crew of a pilgrim ship heading for a new world are woken by an accident 7 years from their destination, and the deaths of their crew make them wary of re-entering cryosleep. Enter a chance transmission from a habitable planet right nearby,… Continue reading Alien: Covenant (2017)