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Under The Skin – Blu Ray review

Under The Skin – Blu Ray review

Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin announces itself on the screen in much the same way as does its cloaked alien protagonist. Here is a unique and perplexing cinematic UFO that hovers peculiarly and unnervingly before you. 10 years in gestation, Glazer’s third feature-length film went from long awaited...

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Oculus Review

Oculus Review

If a film about a scary mirror that kills people and encourages them to do the same to others sounds preposterous and silly, that’s because it is. Oculus is the film in question; a tale of mentally disturbed brother and sister duo Kaylie and Tim, both scarred by the memories of their parents' attempts to murder...

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True Detective Season 1 DVD Review

True Detective Season 1 DVD Review

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star side by side as Martin Hart and Rust Cohle, two very different Louisiana homicide detectives, in Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective. The lives of these two cantankerous cops start to intertwine over the course of a 17-year long hunt for a serial killer who harbours a...

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RoboCop – review

RoboCop – review

With the recent unveiling of Detroit’s very own 10-foot tall RoboCop statue, as featured here, it’s an interesting time to assess José Padilha’s reboot of the original that this bronze giant was built in ode to. While it likely won’t inspire statues to be cast in its name, it’s certainly a decent...

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Theatre Of Blood – Review

Theatre Of Blood – Review

Arrow films have recently unleashed a number of British horror classics from the dusty canisters of film history onto the markedly more contemporary Blu-Ray format. Amongst these is Theatre Of Blood; a bawdy, camp and surprisingly gory slice of tongue-in-cheek Vincent Price-flavoured fun. To those...

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Godzilla – review

Godzilla – review

The word ‘epic’ is bandied around an awful lot these days, both inside and outside the cinema. The entire Expendables franchise thus far – epic! Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ – epic! Danny Dyer in East Enders – epic! Displaced from its roots, the very nature of a cinematic ‘epic’ has lost its...

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Locke – review

Locke – review

“Do it for the concrete! Do it for the piece of sky that we are stealing!” – not words you expect to hear in a thriller. Particularly not when they’re words that roll out of Tom Hardy’s mouth in a quasi-ridiculous, yet ultimately entirely compelling Welsh drawl. The man is Ivan Locke, a well...

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The Motel Life – Review

The Motel Life – Review

Brothers Gabe and Alan Polsky team up on the directorial duties for The Motel Life, their debut feature film. Adapted from Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same title, the film follows two down-and-out brothers, Frank and Jerry, as they flee from the law in the wake of Jerry’s involvement in a...

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In Fear – Review

In Fear – Review

Jeremy Lovering’s début feature length film follows two young adults on a romantic getaway. Their vacation slowly slips from idyllic to dark as the two become completely lost as night closes in on the claustrophobic lanes of the emerald isle. This is a film held together primarily through two...

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The English Teacher – Review

The English Teacher – Review

When a former student of Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a reclusive yet passionate English teacher, arrives back in town after failing as a playwright in the big smoke, she sets out to kick-start his career in theatre production. Craig Zisk’s fluffy US comedy takes great pains to highlight the...

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