The Green Inferno – Review

Making his directorial debut with Cabin Fever in 2002, with a further array of torture porn quickly on the way through Hostels one and two, actor/producer/director Eli Roth freely continues his gore-laden...
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The Survivalist – Review

The Survivalist’s plot of a man living in a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world after its oil runs out feels deceptively new, but it ends up treading the same ground as countless other films, books and TV...
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The Assassin – Review

The Assassin is undeniably one of the most beautiful-looking films to come out all year - however fans of interesting characters, cinematic thrills and coherent narratives should look elsewhere. A...
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Partisan – Review

In Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan, Vincent Cassel reminds us why he’s one of France’s greatest actors. He’s gained a reputation for playing brash, violent psychopaths, but Gregori - the father figure of an...
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Carol – Review

Every now and then a film makes you fall in love with cinema all over again. Often it’s hard to explain why. Maybe it’s the glimmering, burnished beauty of the cinematography. Maybe it’s the guiding...
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Veteran – Review

Ryoo Seung-wan returns after a two year break with his hilarious box office smash Veteran. Following police inspector Seo Do-cheal (Hwang Jung-min) cracking smuggling rings and taking down big money...
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Outcast – Review

Show Nick Powell's debut to some poor soul and ask who, in this monstrosity of a film, can boast a shiny gold statue called Oscar on their mantle and they may assume you’ve been lobotomised. Fear not,...
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The Wicked – Review

There’s a rumoured witch in the office, the introvert who ruthlessly bullies her co-workers. Park Ju-hui takes centre stage in Yoo Young-sun’s The Wicked, dramatic performances oozing tension and...
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Attack on Titan: Part 1 – Review

Whilst it was a Japanese box office behemoth, Attack on Titan fails to deliver on its gargantuan potential in the first of Shinji Higuchi’s manga adaption two-parter. Expansive source material and high...
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Listen to Me Marlon – Review

“In their own words” documentaries have become rather popular of late, though none are as remarkable as this – provided you’re already a Brando fan. The exquisite construction of this film is...
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Mississippi Grind – Review

A nuanced performance from leading man Ben Mendelsohn elevates this by-the-numbers buddy movie into a stuttering character study about good people who do bad things. Taking its cue from classic The Sting,...
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The Last Witch Hunter – Review

It’s easy to see how Vin Diesel, a self-declared D&D fanatic, would be drawn into the world of The Last Witch Hunter. There are flashes here and there of a fantasy universe as richly drawn as John...
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Spectre – Review

Spectre’s plot is simple enough, and largely follows the same beats as Skyfall: a sinister figure from Bond’s past, interfering bureaucrats, parts of London being blown up. This isn’t necessarily a...
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Crimson Peak – Review

When you think of skin-crawlingly sinister yet emotionally hefty cinema, the first name that springs to mind is undoubtedly veteran auteur Guillermo del Toro and his stylistic masterpiece Pan's...