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  • Friday the 13th Part 2

    Friday the 13th Part 2

    ★★★½

    Or, JASON BEGINS. ‪Far superior sequel is high on suspense, fun victims, a slasher-on-L-plates and killer shocks. ‬

  • Mockingbird

    Mockingbird

    ★★

    Grab-bag of creepy concepts and scary scenes in search of a story; found footage device fails to sell its illogic, or lingering air of pointlessness. Expected more from the minds behind THE STRANGERS and MR. ROBOT.

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  • Kate Plays Christine

    Kate Plays Christine

    ★½

    Initially interesting but increasingly meandering doc-xperiment feels ickier and less ethical as it wears on. What's more, its attack on assumed audience bloodlust is aimed in a way as to fundamentally misunderstand art's role in helping us make some semblance of sense of the senseless.

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★½

    Maximises the silliest of premises, somehow creating an indelible, even plausibly implacable, villain. Tightly told (some poor match-cutting aside) and well-cast, with excellent design and practical FX work on Chucky. 


    (In short, you shoulda been happy with the new pants, Andy.)