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  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation 2009

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    First published by EyeforFilm

    "What happened here?" asks Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington). His last memory was of being executed by the state for his crimes in 2003, but he has just woken up, confused and disoriented, in the barren, nuked-out America of 2018.

    "Judgment Day happened," is the answer that Marcus receives – and in a sense it is true of this film too. Flush with success from his relatively low-budget action SF The Terminator (1984), writer/director James Cameron was…

  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003

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    First published by Daily Info

    Well, he did say he'd be back.

    In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the rôle for which he was born - a soulless, emotion-free cyborg who spouts one-liners in a wooden monotone.

    Sarah Connor, the protagonist of the first two films, has died of leukaemia, leaving behind her son John (Nick Stahl), now in his twenties, who is not quite able to believe his mother's predictions that, following an overwhelming…

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  • Martyrs

    Martyrs 2008

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    First published by Film4

    Synopsis: Pascal Laugier's controversial second feature is an ultraviolent revenge thriller with a brutally transcendent twist that makes uneasy witnesses of us all.

    Review: Following on from its controversial reception at Cannes, there were rumours circulating that Martyrs caused one or two members of the normally hardened audience attending the Film4 FrightFest in 2008 to exit the packed auditorium and throw up in the toilets. Regardless of whether the story is true or mere hype, it…

  • Inside

    Inside 2007

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    First published by Little White Lies

    "I was in labour for 12 hours with my first. Shit, I didn't half fucking suffer! And all for nothing. Stillborn."

    This anecdote, tactlessly related to a heavily pregnant Sarah (Alysson Paradis) by a (smoking) nurse on Christmas Eve, the day before Sarah is due to be induced, encapsulates the full horror that can be inspired by all the pain, blood and uncertainty of childbirth. In their different ways, films like Rosemary's Baby (1968),…