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  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★★

    Director: Werner Herzog
    Cast: Timothy Treadwell; Werner Herzog
    Certificate: 15 || Runtime: 104m

    On October 6th 2003, documentarian and environmentalist Timothy Treadwell was, along with Amie Huguenard (his girlfriend), slaughtered and devoured by a grizzly bear in Katmai National Park, Alaska. For thirteen summers prior to this tragedy, Treadwell had lived with the bears in the park, documenting them, befriending them and, according to those who knew him best, attempting to “become” one of them. His death thus became a…

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★

    Anyone else got a sneaking suspicion that LIFE will turn out to be a far better Alien film than Alien: Covenant...?

    So perhaps that’s unfair; the comparisons with Alien are, after all, a little simplistic, although director Daniel Espinosa certainly doesn’t shy away from liberally plundering from Ridley Scott’s classic whenever he can, not least with the aesthetic choices and the design of both the set and the creature, which resembles a more freeform take on the facehugger. Nonetheless, LIFE…

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  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★★

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    There are few things more awkward in this World than watching the opening credits of Carrie in the presence of your parents. Any teenage boy who has had to endure such a scenario will know just how uncomfortable it is. You just don’t know where to look! Worse still, if you’re in the boat that I was in when I first sat down to watch it, you’ve got the added dilemma of pretending that you’re enjoying it – but…

  • Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin

    ★★★★★

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    This film is tough. This film is really, really tough. Ignore for a moment that it deals with child abuse, teenage prostitution, rape and the empty futility of a life wasted, and consider the core message itself: that trauma is unavoidable, that one day we’re all going to suffer some sort of tragedy and that, no matter how we attempt to deal with that tragedy, it will always be there, shaping our lives and dragging us back into the…