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Accused Review

REVIEW: Accused

It was only recently that I finally managed to watch the brilliant Boiling Point and now director Philip Barantini follows that up with Accused, a psychological thriller that proved to be even more terrifying than any horror I’ve seen so far this year. We meet Harri (Chaneil Kular) as he says goodbye to his girlfriend […]

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Jules Review

REVIEW: Jules

Milton (Ben Kingsley) lives a monotonous, quiet life in a small town in rural Pennsylvania. He goes about his typical routine, watching the same television shows every evening, taking care of his garden, attending council meetings, and repeatedly calling his daughter, Denise (Zoe Winters). One evening, a UFO crashes into his garden, and no one

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Priscilla Review

REVIEW: Priscilla

Priscilla is the newest film from Sofia Coppola, adapted from Priscilla Presley’s 1985 book Elvis and Me which premiered at the 80th Venice Film Festival. The film follows Priscilla from her early teenage years where her path first crosses with the world-famous singer, spanning their relationship until their divorce in the early 70s. Playing the

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Ferrari Review

REVIEW: Ferrari

Premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Ferrari is the latest film from Michael Mann. Starring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley, the screenplay is adapted from Brock Yates’ book ‘Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine‘. Following a time of financial and personal insecurity in the car manufacturer’s life, the film opens to

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Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

REVIEW: Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

The vampire has long been used as a sexual awakening metaphor, and Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (aka Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant) is no different, yet manages to put a charming new spin on the idea in this Canadian comedy-drama. The film opens with young vampire Sasha, yet to come into her fangs,

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Poor Things Review

REVIEW: Poor Things

Poor Things sees Emma Stone reunite with Yorgos Lanthimos for a sexual awakening odyssey story, as a Frankenstein’s monster-like creature crafted from a grown woman and the brain of an infant. Stone shows her range effortlessly, gliding through the film from baby brain to fully formed adult as she matures. Her partnership with Lanthimos appears

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Finally Dawn Review

REVIEW: Finally Dawn

Finalmente l’albe (Finally Dawn) is a 2023 period drama premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Starring Rebecca Antonaci and Lily James, it follows a young Italian woman who finds herself on a night-long adventure with glamorous starlet Josephine Esperanto (James).  There have been plenty of stories over the years that follow the lives of

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The Dive Review

REVIEW: The Dive

Another week, another surprise Odeon screening that’s causing uproar and disappointment online. The clues ahead of this one led us to believe that we would be seeing The Dive, which certainly isn’t a horror film. So what was the issue? Well, this was meant to be a ‘Scream Unseen’ screening, usually a chance to get

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem Review

REVIEW – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Mayhem

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem introduces a new iteration of the Ninja Turtles. Splinter (Jackie Chan) has hidden the Turtle Bros from the world, hoping to shelter them from cruel humans. However, Leonardo (Nicolas Cantu), Donatello (Micah Abbey), Raphael (Brady Noon), and Michelangelo (Shamon Brown Jr) want to be normal teenagers and do teenage

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Talk to Me Review

REVIEW: Talk to Me

Having made a name for themselves with popular YouTube channel RackaRacka, Australian twin brothers Danny and Michael Philippou have now moved into feature films. Their debut is Talk to Me, a possession horror that, despite faltering somewhat during its second half, still succeeds in impressing overall. All the best horrors open with a nice little

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Oppenheimer Review

REVIEW: Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is the latest release from visionary director Christopher Nolan, following the creator of the atomic bomb. While the tone of this film is certainly much more adult and serious than his previous material (yes even Dunkirk), this is undoubtedly yet another Nolan masterpiece. Starring Cillian Murphy as the titular J. Robert Oppenheimer, the film

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Barbie Movie Review

REVIEW: Barbie

Reviewing Barbie has turned out to be an incredibly difficult challenge. Why? Because much like Barbie herself, Barbie is everything. Greta Gerwig (alongside co-writer Noah Baumbach) has somehow managed to blend wit, vulnerability, challenges of motherhood, gender politics, mermaids, horses and hand-holding CEOs (with a healthy dash of consumerism) into one of the most fun,

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Past Lives Review

REVIEW: Past Lives

Celine Song’s Past Lives follows the relationship between two childhood friends, Na Young/Nora (Greta Lee) and Hae Sung (Teo Yoo). As classmates, they compete for top marks in school and walk home together every day. This changes when Na Young’s family immigrates to Canada. Twelve years later, Na Young, now Nora, hunts Facebook for former

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Elemental Review

REVIEW: Elemental

Elemental is the latest animated offering from Pixar, delivering a familiar story but with a twist. It’s a love story involving two very different cultures, in this case, fire and water, and how their love helps eventually bring people together to live in harmony. The result though is entertaining but average. Before we get to

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