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  • The Horseman

    The Horseman

    ★★★½

    Low budget, cheaply made rehash of a familiar plot, steadily exerts its grip on the viewer becoming a brutal Australian pulp noir.

  • Doc. 33

    Doc. 33

    ★★★

    A more brutal, shrieking variant of The Blair Witch Project. It works well because it’s aims are modest, and ends up as pulpy nihilism for the early YouTube generation.

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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.

  • 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…