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  • 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…

  • 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…

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  • The Belko Experiment

    The Belko Experiment

    ★★★

    Everyone loved the ‘Royal Rumble’ right? Well how about it was for actual lives with actual weapons in an office environment, sure it would gain a few interested glances at the least! 

    Obviously this formulae is not new, we have had BATTLE ROYALE and even THE HUNGER GAMES amongst many others but a film in the genre directed by consistent Greg McLean is going to give the film a decent impetus. Mix that with a varied cast and plenty of…

  • The Secrets of Emily Blair

    The Secrets of Emily Blair

    ★★★½

    Okay, I expected to hate this and instead I got a movie that held my investment and alertness on a late flight back from Prague after many a delay. 

    This is not THE EXORCIST or anything close to it but it is a less polished and lovable loose around the edges exorcism movie. It has neat ideas and a story that does not feel recycled by the dozen despite its genres favouritism for its ideas. 

    The sequences between good and…

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  • Elves

    Elves

    ★★½

    I hurt my brain thinking if this is so bad, it’s good or if it is so bad it’s awful. I figured to settle this fight with my conscious I would score it right down the middle. I mean it made me laugh and was absolutely crazy, just how I like my movies but it was disjointed as fuck and there were not enough of the awesome looks titular characters.

    I guess the film belongs to Dan Haggerty, another thing…

  • 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…