Film Review

Manglehorn (2014)
Film Review

Manglehorn (2014)

Manglehorn is another low-key movie from David Gordon Green that focuses on one character and his current position in life. There’s nothing new here, and nothing too exciting (those looking to fill a gap in between the likes of Jurassic World and Mission: Impossible 5 should look elsewhere), but it’s […]

Cut Snake (2014)
Film Review

Cut Snake (2014)

An Australian thriller with the potential to explode into violence at any moment. That’s what Cut Snake is. It covers very familiar ground, right up until it starts to head offroad at about the halfway point. And one revelation changes the dynamic of the whole film, making even the more […]

The Violators (2015)
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The Violators (2015)

The Violators is a grim piece of British cinema, but it’s one that puts forward both the cast and first time writer-director Helen Walsh as ones to keep an eye on in the future. Reminiscent of the movies that we’ve seen from the brilliant Shane Meadows, the film only really […]

Slow West (2015)
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Slow West (2015)

Slow Western When he signed on to finance and star in this picture Michael Fassbender must have had in mind one of those slow-burning, lyrical westerns like Unforgiven. He might have imagined gaining some Clint Eastwood grit, too: His is a handsome, square-jawed face, his eyes are bright sapphires, but […]

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (2014)
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Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (2014)

There are three main groups of people who should already know a bit about Turkish cinema. Turkish people, obviously enough. Germans, because a lot of the movies created ended up there. And genre movie fans after some of the most enjoyably ridiculous plagiarism that they can stuff into their eyeballs. […]

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)
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The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

Based on a novel by Phoeve Gloeckner, which I haven’t read so cannot comment on, and written and directed by Marielle Heller, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is the tale of a girl, obviously, doing her best to rush into womanhood while being warped and shaped by the selfish […]

Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD (2014)
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Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD (2014)

If you don’t want to read the whole, lengthy review then just know this: Holy drokk! This is BRILLIANT. 2000AD is a comic that, it’s fair to say, paved the way for so many others that are celebrated today. You could argue that without 2000AD you wouldn’t have the likes […]

Turbo Kid (2015)
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Turbo Kid (2015)

Us horror and sci-fi fans, eh. What are we like? We’ve really only got ourselves to blame. With our love of great gore gags, our nostalgia for the halcyon days of the VHS boom and our partiality to a fun synth score we’re now at a time and place when […]

Precinct Seven Five (2014)
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Precinct Seven Five (2014)

I could review Precinct Seven Five, a documentary about corruption in the NYPD throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, by praising the way that director Tiller Russell has mixed together footage from Michael Dowd’s testimony before a panel set up to probe this major problem with older footage and, of […]

That Sugar Film (2014)
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That Sugar Film (2014)

Did you know that sugar can create a mindset similar to those of an addict? Did you know that many of the foodstuffs we buy nowadays contain hidden sugars? Did you know that the companies looking to profit most from the product that they sell also fund research that shows […]