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  • Daniel Isn't Real

    Daniel Isn't Real

    ★★★★½

    An unexpected rollercoaster of both supernatural/real life horror that blew my mind. 

    In its exploration of mental health, “Daniel isn’t real” expertly highlights the difficulty of living with various mental health conditions in both a sensitive and thought provoking way. The horror/supernatural flare heightens this exploration and makes for an immersive viewing where the audience is left gripped to the edge of their seat in a tense and emotional finale.

    Everything from the acting (phenomenal performances from both the leading…

  • Bloodline

    Bloodline

    ★★★★

    A masterclass in gore. 

    The scene where he slits the throat of his first captured victim by slicing the knife towards him will forever be ingrained into my memory.  

    The directors cut was gnarly, brutal and everything I wanted. Phenomenal practical effects, unexpected twists and turns and a synthy 80s-esque score that made for an amazing late night watch at Frightfest.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    Effortlessly slick and brilliantly polished.

    There is so much about this film that deserves praise. Firstly, Alicia Vikander is fantastic as Ava. For a role that could have been played generically stiff, Vikanda offers an intricate and intensely human depiction of artificial intelligence, perfectly straddling the line between robotic and natural. Her performance was powerful and in many parts, chilling. Additionally, Oscar Issac does a great job as tech genius, Nathan. His carefree attitude and intelligent wit offered up an…

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★½

    Proving you don't need high-tech special effects for an effective Sci-Fi thriller.

    Although this film took me a while to get my head around, once you understand what the hell is going on, expect clever twists and unexpected revelations. Coherence really does force the viewer to think and pick up on subtle clues throughout the film to piece together. With the film's simple dinner party setting, there is an tense claustrophobic-like effect on the viewer, particularly when the characters are…