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  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak

    ★★★★

    Guillermo Del Toro the director behind the brilliant ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ and the OK blockbuster ‘Pacific Rim’ returns with Crimson Peak’ that thankfully falls more on the brilliant side of his catalogue rather than the blockbuster. He takes your classic haunted house story, adds some Jane Austin, some over the top art direction and a brilliant cast to give us a creepy ghost story that opts for ‘story’ instead of scares. That said many of the ghostly moments…

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★½

    Many scriptwriters claim that there are no new stories. But that doesn't mean you should give up, because there are many points of view you can always use to create a unique angle on a familiar plot. Life promises a sci-fi thriller where an alien life form picks off crew members of a spaceship, drawing more than a close resemblance to the movie Alien. However, I was willing to give it a go despite this glaring similarity. After all there…

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  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★★★½

    The comedy team that brought you the brilliant Shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz are back for the third instalment of what they describe as the Cornetto Trilogy. With strawberry going to Shaun of the dead, Hot Fuzz getting vanilla and The World’s End going mint. I just hope Cornetto come up with some more flavours because these films are a lot of fun.

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright are obviously massive film geeks and all three…

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★★

    Matt Kowalski: Houston, I have a bad feeling about this mission.
    Mission Control: Please elaborate.
    Matt Kowalski: Well, it reminds of a story.

    After creating some of the most breathtaking action scenes ever filmed with Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron goes for broke with his new space disaster/survival movie Gravity. A film which has deservedly received high praise across the board for it's breathtaking cinematography and special effects. However there is a camp that are down on the film…