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  • Devil's Bridge

    Devil's Bridge

    ★★

    Although ultimately underwhelming and forgettable, during its running time it manages to exert a grip on the viewer, thanks mainly to the performance of Joshua Richards.

    All in all though, it is a wasted opportunity, and this Welsh-set pallid imitation of Wolf Creek could (no, should) have been a lot better.

  • Forbidden Kingdom

    Forbidden Kingdom

    ★★½

    Terrible pacing, awful wrap-around narrative, and a tone that careers wildly about the place, at least 50% of this film should be on a 'so bad it's almost good' list.

    Initially (and from the publicity) this seems like a remake of the classic piece of folk-horror cinema, however the story here is very much expanded - although whether or not that's in keeping with Gogol's novella I've yet to find out.

    However, not being a simple remake works in its…

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  • Cub

    Cub

    ★★★★

    I think I was expecting this to be a more arthouse examination of identity (like Goodnight Mommy), instead it's a refreshing slice of brutal Belgian exploitation.

  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    ★★★★

    It's a fairly dark reselling of the story, so much so that when the songs occur in the narrative it seems strained, they seem clumsily shoe-horned in. Some strange voice casting decisions too. Certainly the film would've been improved if Christopher Walken and Ideis Elba had swapped roles (perhaps all the apes should've had Lahn-dan accents)?