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  • The Monster Project

    The Monster Project


    In all honesty I think my (immediate reaction) rating is half a star too high, but, given all the weirdly negative reviews, I'm leaving it there as a kind of counterweight. What this - clearly low budget - film achieves is nothing short of astonishing. The creature design is spot-on across the board, the visual effects are amazing, and some of the stunt work looks so complicated I have no idea how they pulled it off. The story may be…

  • Phoenix Forgotten

    Phoenix Forgotten


    I had higher hopes for this, given the involvement of Scott Free Productions. And yet, it turns out that Phoenix Forgotten is merely a stale retread of bits and pieces of other, not necessarily better, found footage alien abduction films. The quintessential 'Is that it?' kind of film.

    There was too much: exposition, shaky-cam, build-up, bad acting, walking around in the desert in the daytime and walking around in the desert at night. Not enough: new or original material to…

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  • Brexit: The Movie

    Brexit: The Movie

    Not so much a movie about Brexit as it is a feature-length propaganda piece built around capitalist fantasies of industrial deregulation.

    Director/writer Martin Durkin also serves as our on-screen guide. His ‘documentary’ work to date is a strange bedfellow to his Revolutionary Communist political activism – this is the same Martin Durkin that brought the world the much-derided and debunked The Great Global Warming Swindle in 2007, before trying to defend it against experts’ criticisms with such insightful arguments as…

  • mother!



    It's like Dario Argento in his prime was asked to remake and extend the sequence in the first Hobbit film where the dwarves descend on Bag End, in the spirit of Saving Private Ryan. They really make a mess of that house.