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  • Last Shift

    Last Shift

    ★★½

    Anthony DiBlasi directs this rather claustrophobic thriller where rookie cop Jessica Loren (Juliana Harkavy) is given the unenviable task of looking after a police station all alone for the night just before it is officially decommissioned.
    The station just so happens to be the site where a Manson Family-esque occultist group led by John Michael Paymon (Joshua Mikel) and a few of his brethren committed suicide after being brought in following a shoot-out with the cops that resulted in the…

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★

    Being a big Jaws fan it was inevitable that I'd be intrigued by this.
    Of course a movie about the extinct mega-shark that was 'Megalodon' has been on the cards for decades though most concepts have been aborted with the exception of a few low-budget TV-movie efforts that should never have seen the light of day.
    Jon Turteltaub finally brings it to life on the big screen though.
    Dr Minway Zhang (Winston Chao) oversees the tech-laden, no expense spared sealab…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★

    Miniatures artist Annie Graham (Toni Collette) is mourning the death of her secretive and distant mother Ellen whilst trying to maintain a normal home life with her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne), teenage son Peter (Alex Wolff) and her rather peculiarly natured 13-year-old-daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro).
    In amongst the grief, she begins to see spectral visions of Ellen and suspects she may be trying to contact her from beyond the grave so as to repair the fractured relationship they had between…

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★½

    Directed by a trio of newcomers (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) and starring a host of unknowns I must admit the only real thing that attracted me to 'Summer of 84' was the cover art which in my experience is usually pretty misleading.
    Let's be honest both the film and TV market has for some time now been awash to the point of saturation with 80's set or inspired horrors, comedies, dramas etc to such an extent that nostalgic…