Reviews

Here’s our review of Alexandre Aja’s apex predator monster movie Crawl By Jonathan Hatfull 19-08-19 395 Released: 23 August Director: Alexandre Aja Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson Distributor: Paramount Given the delightful resurgence of the shark attack movie over the last few years, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for
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Tony D’Aquino’s The Furies is The Running Man meets Predators rolled into a slasher By Josh Slater-Williams 05-07-19 1 Released: 16 September Certificate: 18 Director: Tony D’Aquino Cast: Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo, Taylor Ferguson, Ebony Vagulans, Danielle Horvat, Tom O’Sullivan Distributor: Signature Entertainment If you like this, try… Predators The Furies’ setup surprisingly has a lot in common with, of
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Does Ari Aster’s Midsommar wow (and scare) as much as Hereditary? Find out with our review… By Elena Lazic 01-07-19 1,946 Released: 5 July Certificate: 18 Director: Ari Aster Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter Distributor: Entertainment If you like this, try… The Sacrament This mockumentary is scarier because it is
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It’s plants vs zombies in Ever After, a film adaptation of Olivia Vieweg’s comic Endzeit By Josh Slater-Williams 26-06-19 162 Released: TBC Director: Carolina Hellsgård Cast: Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Maja Lehrer, Trine Dyrholm, Barbara Philipp Distributor: Unannounced If you like this, try… The Girl With All The Gifts Another eco-orientated zombie-apocalypse road movie, this time
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In 1997 sci-fi hit Men In Black, Will Smith‘s energetic, wise-cracking rookie was the perfect foil for Tommy Lee Jones’ wearied, straight-talking veteran. In Men In Black: International, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth’s characters are both glorified goofballs, making it hard for them to match the predecessor’s dynamic. Having infiltrated the organisation’s New York branch,
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Jessica Jones is back for the third and final season. Here’s our review… By Abigail Chandler 10-06-19 1 Released: 14 June Certificate: 15 Creator: Melissa Rosenberg Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Daredevil Re-watch Season 3 of Daredevil and pretend that it was Marvel Netflix’s
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Is Dark Phoenix the conclusion to the X-Men franchise we’ve been waiting for? Find out with our review… By Katherine McLaughlin 05-06-19 7 Released: Out now Certificate: 12A Director: Simon Kinberg Cast: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Distributor: 20th Century Fox If you like this, try… The Rage: Carrie 2 Katt Shea’s
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The very things that have made Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s much-beloved Good Omens such a hit with readers for two decades are also, unfortunately, the things that make it so difficult to adapt, which explains why its taken this long to make it to screen, and why Gaiman is probably the only person
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Under The Shadow’s Babak Anvari plunges Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson into body horror hell in Wounds By Katherine McLaughlin 28-05-19 1 After the accomplished slow-burn horror of Under The Shadow, director Babak Anvari, claws his way through a grotesque body horror that pays disturbing homage to David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Nic Roeg. Armie
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First love lives on in Alice Furtado’s sweaty and stylish teenage zombie film Sick Sick Sick By Katherine McLaughlin 28-05-19 1 Released: TBC Director: Alice Furtado Writer: Alice Furtado, Leonardo Levis Cast: Luiza Kosovski, Juan Paiva, Digao Ribeiro Distributor: TBC There are shades of Claire Denis’ charged eroticism in this Brazilian zombie film from debut
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“It’s what’s expected of us,” is a fittingly tongue-in-cheek line repeated throughout Netflix’s The Perfection; a film that revels in upending assumptions. In it, Allison Williams play Charlotte, a gifted cellist who abandoned a promising career when her mother suffered a stroke and required constant care from thereon when she was just a teenager. Now
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Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg are trapped in a Twilight Zone-esque domestic nightmare in Vivarium By Katherine McLaughlin 23-05-19 903 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Lorcan Finnegan Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garett Shanley Cast: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg Distributor: TBC Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg star as a couple who get stuck in domestic hell after
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Bertrand Bonello uses genre to explore the legacy of colonialism in moving teen drama Zombi Child By Katherine McLaughlin 21-05-19 1,322 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Bertrand Bonello Writer: Bertrand Bonello Cast: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Mackenson Bijou Distributor: TBC Horror fans may already be familiar with the story of Clairvius Narcisse through Wes Craven’s
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It was only a matter of time before Jessica Hausner’s clinical visual style was applied to science-fiction. In Little Joe, the Austrian director’s first feature in the English-language, her deliberately artificial aesthetic (see Amour Fou) seeps into the very topics of the story. Emily Beecham plays Alice, a plant breeder at a corporation that is
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