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  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    ★★★½

    Oz Perkins, a director who appears to have been up-and-coming for five years and three movies continues his streak of making slow, atmospheric and off-beat horror.
    This time, he's wearing his love of historical folk-horror on his sleeve with an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale.

    The story, as the title rearrange suggests, focuses almost entirely on Gretel and, as with his first feature February (also known as The Blackcoat's Daughter) deals with a young woman finding sinister power…

  • Girl on the Third Floor

    Girl on the Third Floor

    ★★★

    A stripped-back version of The Shining meets Fatal Attraction.

    High-powered but disgraced bro-lawyer Don is in the process of doing up a beautiful huge house for his pregnant wife but quickly finds himself falling back into a bachelor lifestyle - returning to drinking and looking for hook-ups online. As the renovations continue, the house begins to give up the secrets of its chequered past and the arrival of neighbourhood seductress Sarah threatens to derail Don's life completely.

    A Netflix horror…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    Knives Out

    Rian Johnson's greatest mystery remains unsolved - how to put together a cohesive last act.

    What I admired, for the most part, was that the movie knew exactly what is was. A self-proclaimed 'whodunnit' which revelled in the trappings of its genre. A loving, almost nostalgic, wry take on the thrills and silliness that drive the interest to periodically revive murder mysteries on TV and film for mass markets every few years. Had Knives Out come in a…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    The Lighthouse



    Robert Eggers most recent offering gives a lot more than fans of The Witch were expecting.



    Set in the eponymous lighthouse, a young man commits to a four week stint of well paid work, helping the keeper to tend the light. When a stroke of bad luck befalls the two men, they are forced to remain isolated on the island much longer than either expected and the simmering tensions between them threaten to boil over.



    A visually striking…