Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace Director: Elliot Lester Aftermath is a heartbreaking story of terrible grief and the nature of revenge, as two lives collide. A loving father who loses his pregnant daughter and wife in a plane crash, and the air traffic controller blamed for the deaths of the 271 people… Continue reading Aftermath (2017)
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Director: Jordan Peele This film is incredible. I'm guessing by now that most of you will have already seen this, but if you haven't, you really should. This film has become quite famous for being a huge box office success, breaking records and surprising people… Continue reading Get Out (2017)
In the world of spies and espionage, sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re the hunter or the prey and who’s spying on who. At least, that’s how it always goes in spy movies.
This one stars Noomi Rapace as Alice Racine, a CIA operative whose job is to “unlock” people, that is, get vital information and secrets out of them. Since a job she was assigned went wrong in Paris and innocent people were killed in a terrorist attack, she feels responsible and has taken on less risky work in London, but she is called back to the line of duty when she’s the only one who can help get important passwords from a suspected terrorist.
However, it all starts to unravel when she realises that the people she’s working for are not who she thought. Is there a leak in the CIA? Can she stop the terrorists from…
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In a dystopian future, humanity is living underground in individual, one room bunkers, to outlive the disease that’s razing humanity on the surface. In small groups of seven, the survivors communicate through an interface where they can group chat and build relationships. But there are pressures living underground, and when one of their number becomes unbearable, they breach the system and exclude him from their group, which starts off a chain of events.
Isolated from all but each other, the tensions within the group are drawn to the fore, and we can only watch as they go through their routines which are all they have to keep them sane. And we can only watch when things start to go wrong and someone starts to kill members of the group one by one.
What’s really going on? How can someone be entering their cells without catching the disease outside? Is it…
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Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow Director: John Madden A lot of films about politics can be very dry and a bit dull, but this certainly isn't one of them. Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain) is an ice cold, intelligent figure, a lobbyist who strikes fear into the hearts of her opponents and is… Continue reading Preview: Miss Sloane (2016)
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz Director: Olivier Assayas What an enigmatic little film. Kristen Stewart stars as Maureen, a young woman who works as a personal shopper and who refuses to leave Paris since her twin brother died. She believes that he'll get a message to her from the other side, as they… Continue reading Personal Shopper (2016)
Mostly modern and recent horrors for you this time around, with some great jump scares, nightmarish monsters, children in grave peril... and one absolute dud! Incarnate (2016) Aaron Eckhart stars in this film about a man who can exorcise evil by going into the mind of the possessed and wake them up. But he is… Continue reading Horror Round Up: Abandoned Asylums and Unearthly Children
The name and face of Hitchcock in some ways have taken over the man, a deliberate choice on his part, it would seem. Director of famous thriller and crime films like The Birds, North By Northwest, Rear Window, and of course, Psycho, he's a man that in many ways needs no introduction, but who, because… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Alfred Hitchcock
Director: Fritz Lang Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere I was drawn to add this film to my watch list for two reasons. Firstly, the central idea concept in this film of a man collecting rooms in which people have been murdered, and his new wife not realising this until she's already living with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Secret Beyond The Door (1947)
Starring: Ian Ogilvy, Billy Murray, Christopher Ellison, Tony Denham, Julian Glover, Lysette Anthony, Patrick Bergin, Director: Sacha Bennett British Gangster films are really becoming their own b-list genre, a kind of self indulgent offshoot of more mature films. Snatch and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels made the London underbelly feel fresh, the local con… Continue reading Preview: We Still Steal The Old Way (2017)