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  • Rabid

    Rabid

    ★★★★½

    It's taken me close to a week to put my thoughts to paper after witnessing the world premiere of RABID in front of a packed out IMAX screen at Frightfest. The atmosphere at Frightfest is always amongst the best, it contains excited genre film fans who are looking to get the next kick out of something spooky, intense, gruesome or brilliant (sometimes all 4) and when the turn came for RABID, atmosphere was at fever pitch. The whole audience was…

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Every so often a film hits you right in the nose and demands your attention, focus and wants to be the center of your everything. ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is one such film.

    I don’t know anything about the behind the camera or crew work, I am simply a film fan who enjoys what is front of me, but that does not mean I can’t appreciate what goes on behind the scenes. OCOTD is like a sneak peek into…

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  • The Vindicator

    The Vindicator

    ★★½

    A sad killing robot meets Pam Grier (who is always a great screen presence) and a synth full of eighties glory on a journey through a crazy plot, over the top bad guys and a story that feels like its an X rated adaptation of a children's book.

    There is not much in terms of shock or gore but plenty of, what feels like randomly placed at times, action and confusion. I am pretty sure the talent involved just got…

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★★

    A post-it note reminder of how wonderful JK Simmons is even in bit-part roles. While Simmons is not one of the big players in this movie even in his limited screen time he makes the most of it and certainly envokes laughter from this viewer. Luckily the film does not rest on Simmons as it contains two excellent leads, Jennifer played by Megan Fox and Needy played by Amanda Seyfried. Seyfried and Fox build some incredibly solid chemistry here as…

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  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★★

    SUMMER OF 84 is the film the 2017 version of IT should have been between the Pennywise sections. The kids are brilliant in this, not over the top or over-dramatized, they feel entirely real and mischievous. They get comedy gold lines and enough solid interactions to make you feel fully invested in their journeys.

    The film itself feels like the STRANGER THINGS have moved into THE ‘BURBS with wonderful characters that haven’t felt so likeable since TURBO KID. It is…

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★★★

    I love horror and I have a soft spot for musicals so when I heard about this film I was all sorts of intrigued. For some reason, I was expecting something fairly average and ended up with a gourmet meal. This is the quintessential genre Christmas film.

    ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE is beautiful to look at, wonderful characters and sets and is an extreme comfort on the eye but that is only the beginning. This film is a musical so…