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TRAILER PARK – IT
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TRAILER PARK – IT

Is there anything which can be done to a Stephen King novel, which hasn’t been seen before?            Well if the trailer – just released – for the first big screen treatment of his chilling classic IT is anything to go by, the answer will be a […]

Instapocalypse (2016)
Film Review

Instapocalypse (2016)

Part of the Official Selection at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, Instapocalypse comes across as what a lazy writer may describe as Black Mirror meets Shaun of the Dead. Ahem. Employing the zombie genre as a satirical vehicle is nothing new but its blend of social commentary and social […]

Life (2017)
Film Review

Life (2017)

The perils of space exploration have long been a handy starting point for moviemakers. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and Gravity have all successfully tapped into our fears of what dangers lurk beyond Earth’s orbit. Daniel Espinosa’s Life, a claustrophobic thriller about a team of astronauts who make first contact […]

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Film Review

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

It’s more of an update than a remake For a story based on kidnapping, Stockholm syndrome and manslaughter… We enjoyed almost every minute of it! There may be one new song too many but the casting, with one exception that we’ll get to later, is spot on. The beast would benefit […]

The Lost City of Z (2017)
Film Review

The Lost City of Z (2017)

If David Lean had ever been compelled to adapt Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’, the resulting film could have hypothetically looked a lot like James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z. It’s a grand old tale of epic exploration, told with a sweeping sense of visual magnificence that not only evokes […]

Scene Stealer: The party from All About Eve
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Scene Stealer: The party from All About Eve

Some dialogue has become woven into the history of the silver screen.  None perhaps more than Bette Davis’ cryptic warning to her bemused house guests in All About Eve (1950), as she tells them to “fasten your seat-belts, it’s going to a bumpy night”!  The scene comes during a party […]

Snowden (2016)
Film Review

Snowden (2016)

Framed in flashbacks as the film’s protagonist hands over the stolen information that thrust him into fame, or infamy depending on what side of the fence you sit, Oliver Stone’s new biopic Snowden (2016) delves deep into the interesting life of a whistle-blower. Based on a written account of the […]

SXSW 2017 – The Big Sick (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – The Big Sick (2017)

A romantic comedy in which one of the star-crossed lovers spends a large chunk of the film in a serious coma is a tough sell. Then again, The Big Sick isn’t just a romantic comedy, and it doesn’t need hoary romantic clichés to dig away at real love. Based on […]