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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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Sicario – Review

Early in Sicario, a shady government operative compares finding a cartel boss to “discovering a vaccine.” It’s a throwaway line, but it resonates in Roger Deakins’ breathtaking (and surely Oscar...
Containment

Containment – Review

At the surface, one might expect Containment to be a paint-by-numbers thriller, sticking seven people on one set, winding them up and letting them go; but there's enough finesse in this little indie film to...
Good People

Good People – Review

Way back when, Good People would likely be hitting a supermarket’s DVD bin with a big fat “4.99!” sticker slapped on the case. Now it’ll shuffle onto Netflix under “Crime Films”, 1.5 red stars...
Pressure

Pressure – Review

“We came here to do a job.” Uh oh. Storm on the way and 650 feet under; what could go wrong? Surely not everything? Sweaty faces and furrowed brows ensue. Time’s only indicator the dwindling oxygen...
Rebecca Hall And Jason Bateman In The Gift

The Gift – Review

High-flying but unsettled couple Simon and Robyn (the convincingly slimy/angelic pairing of Bateman and Hall) encounter Gordo, Simon’s intense high school classmate. His gradual imposition on their lives...

Beyond The Reach – Review

At one point in Beyond The Reach, Michael Douglas’s increasingly crazed millionaire bellows a fine bit of paraphrasing: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, I kill you”. Then he throws some...

Black Sea – Review

For a film that promises dark claustrophobia, most of Black Sea’s action takes place on a surprisingly spacious and well lit submarine. Nonetheless, the pressure is suffocating, rising as the action gets...

The November Man – Review

Pesky Russians, sneaky intelligence agencies, whizzingly distant locales, exotic women with intriguing accents... Pierce isn’t the only one who’s been here before. Though Brosnan sells hard-bitten like...

Nightcrawler – Review

Jake Gyllenhaal unfurls creepy wings as Lou Bloom, a determined vulture ready to feather his own nest in the shade of the American Dream. Lou’s maniac eyes share the same greedy glint as his hungry camera....

White God – LFF Review

White God is an intrepid and incisive thriller. Blisteringly beautiful, brutal and bizarre, it achieves the intimacy and meticulousness essential to crystallize unspoken communication and potent...