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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2016

    Not the grindhouse "Cowboys vs Cannibals" you might have expected from some of the coverage around the web but a much more languid, classically paced, men-on-a-mission western in the style of The Searchers. A phenomenal cast, in which Richard Jenkins deserves more of the plaudits (it's always going to be tough when you're acting against 2015's biggest star - Kurt Russell's facial hair), performing a talky but incredibly sharp script. When the violent finale finally arrives, boy you better be…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Jan, 2016

    A perfectly formed low-key Sci-Fi triple-handed, and a wonderful statement of intent as a directorial debut from one of Britain's most consistently excellent genre authors and screenwriters. What starts as a familiar retread of familiar genre tropes on the nature of AI and what it the means to be human, becomes something altogether kinkier and darker in the second half. A brilliant blend of cold hard cerebral sci-if and brutal genre shocker anchored by three genuinely superb performances.

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  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★ Added 1

    From its opening beaver shot to the breathtakingly unpleasant climax that caused 25% of the audience i saw it with to walk out, Killer Joe is a sweaty piece of gutter-sleaze shot through with humour so black you'll struggle to find it amongst the sexual horror on-screen. William Friedkin, I salute you.

  • The Hole

    The Hole 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2012 3

    Triumphant return to the big-screen for one of genre filmmaking's contemporary masters. Creepy scares that work for both kids and adults, brilliant use of 3D (if you have a 3D enabled TV this is one of the few must-buys), and great cameo from the mighty Bruce Dern. The fact that it still remains unreleased in North America is exceptionally depressing and a perfect example of the shortsightedness of the industry when it comes to interesting, non-franchised, genre film-making.