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Snowpiercer Review

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been on somewhat of a Korean cinema binge, off the back of one particular stunning film experience from one particular director from the East-Asian country, a certain Bong Joon-ho. While Bong Joon-ho has been a popular director in his home country for some time, it was only really with Parasite that…

Four Corners

Consciousness was returning, they opened their eyes to blinding lights and thumping heads. Questions were all swimming in their minds, barely formed but still there, as their vision adjusted to the brightly lit room, and the dull thump in their heads subdued.   There were four in total. All were gagged, so they couldn’t cry…

Blade Runner 2049 Review

When it comes to long-awaited sequels, it’s fair to say that the weight of expectation is fairly heavy, especially when you’re following up a beloved cult classic that had no apparent need for a sequel. Still, it has been shown before, that in the right hands, a long-gestating successor can be just as successful as…

The Conversation Review

It is impressive enough to be responsible for one film considered the greatest of all time. It’s even more impressive to produce two such movies, any more classic films will see you moved into the conversation (no pun intended) for the greatest filmmaker of all-time. This is true of the man responsible for the director…

The Boondock Saints Review

Billy Connolly may be the greatest comedian of all-time, but in the movie stakes, he is second only to Sean Bean in terms of on-screen deaths. This is the man who claims to be ‘the only person to die in a Muppet movie’ so I was hoping the Big Yin could make it at least…

Dark Waters Review

Mark Ruffalo has form for political thrillers. A few years ago, he starred in the brilliant Spotlight a film about a group of journalists who uncovered the extent of child abuse within the Catholic Church in America, which won Best Picture at the Oscars. Now he’s uncovering a whole new mystery, although he’s changed jobs from journalists…

The Invisible Man Review

Anyone remember the Dark Universe? That ambitious shared cinematic universe idea based off the old Universal monster properties? The franchise that was knee capped after one terrible film? You don’t? Can’t say I blame you. Well, this is the attempt to subtly bring that idea back, a co-production between Universal and prolific horror producers Blumhouse,…

Parasite Review

Every so often a film comes along that reminds you why you love cinema. Three Billboards a few years ago was one such film, as was Dunkirk, and now it has a stablemate: Parasite. The current importance of this film cannot be overstated. The first foreign language film to ever win Best Picture at the…

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,…