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  • The Incident

    The Incident

    ★★★★

    For every big budget sci-fi film that is released, there are dozens of independent science-fiction features that fly under the radar. A lot of these have more ingenuity than their mainstream counterparts as the creative teams behind them do not have the funds or tools available to those working within the studio system. They rely on intelligent storytelling rather than the grand scale of explosive space battles or monumental world building to draw in their audiences.

    The Incident is one…

  • Peppermint Candy

    Peppermint Candy

    ★★★★★

    At the turn of the 20th Century, the Lumiere brothers' short film Arrival of a Train at the Station defined the technological advancements of the era, and terrified audiences who believed the train would fly out of the screen having seen nothing like it ever before. Over a hundred years later, at the turn of the 21st Century, the arrival of a train in Lee Chang-dong's Peppermint Candy is used to signify so much more than wonder and awe, being…

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  • Rapture

    Rapture

    ★★★★

    John Guillermin's Rapture is a hauntingly beautiful coming of age tale about a delicate and troubled teenager, Agnes, who is on the verge of blossoming into a young woman. Cared for by her unsympathetic father, Frederick, who has been deeply affected by the loss of his wife and Agnes' mother, she lives a lonely and sheltered life on their isolated homestead with only her doll and the housemaid, Karen, for company. Their world is thrown into disarray when a wounded…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★

    In one fell swoop of a machete, Jeremy Saulnier has risen into the ranks of my favourite directors working today. His debut feature, Murder Party, showcased a love for genre movies in an innovative and exciting way that caught my attention as well as opening the doors for his well-received follow up, the excellent thriller Blue Ruin. With his third film, Green Room, Saulnier has gone full John Carpenter to deliver an incredibly intense siege flick that adds shocks and…