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The Lighthouse Review

Remember last week, in my Honey Boy review where I talked about a film baffling me? How it can be a good or bad thing? Well, I didn’t expect to be left feeling that way twice within seven days. The Lighthouse first came onto my radar (is that a pun? Let me know, because I…

The Nightingale Review

Horror fans of the last few years might recognise the name Jennifer Kent. Her previous film, The Babadook, was a success both critically and commercially (comparatively anyway) and instantly put her on the radar of fans and critics alike, and made her next film one to watch. That next film materialised as this, The Nightingale,…

Black Christmas Review

Horror remakes really are ten-a-penny. There seems to be no once-profitable franchise that is so dead it can’t be revived for one more round, and they are almost always universally terrible. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh? What this film is, is a holding pattern. Blumhouse can’t seem to resist when a new…

Doctor Sleep Review

Any director who willingly follows-up a film made by Stanley Kubrick is, to my mind, either monumentally brave, or self-destructive to a worrying degree. Not only are you following a classic, you’re following a classic made by one of the best to ever stand behind a camera. Having said that, it’s not a baseless sequel;…

Don’t Look Now Review

Happy Halloween, one and all! Guess how I celebrated the occasion? Why, I went to the cinema, of course! Not for any old film however, but a special screening of Don’t Look Now, considered one of the greatest horror films, and British films, of all time. I had never seen the film, I knew it…

It: Chapter Two Review

I’ll be the first to admit that the first IT film (the 2017 one that is not the first first one) took me by surprise. As someone who is often left cold by horror films and their often predictable tropes, it drew me in with its immersive setting and focus on a core nucleus of…

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Review

Guillermo Del Toro has certainly had a good few years recently. On the back of winning his first Best Picture Oscar for Shape of Water, suddenly the outlook was very rosy for mr Del Toro. This film is not one that is directed by Guillermo, instead he serves as the screenwriter an producer, basing his…

Crawl Review

Secret screenings are a bit of a crap shoot to be honest. I struck lucky earlier this month when I attended one that ended up being Blinded By the Light, which I really enjoyed, so I took the plunge and booked another one. It started with disappointment, unfortunately, as I really wanted the screening to…

Child’s Play Review

I must say it was smart of this films marketing department to make the most of it’s shared release window with Toy Story 4. In case you haven’t seen the darkly hilarious teaser posters for Child’s Play, they include multiple toys from the Toy Story universe after being brutally killed by Chucky, this series’ murderous…

Brightburn Review

I remember when this film’s trailer first dropped at the end of last year. The use of James Gunn’s name wasn’t particularly timely at the time, but it seemed like a novel idea at first glance, sure it was such a transparent Superman paralell that it could have been used as window, but the concept…