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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★½

    Hereditary has been compared to The Exorcist, so let’s quash that straight away – this is not The Exorcist, nor is it in the same bracket. This is a very, very decent horror drama that cranks up the tension, has some horrifying images, looks incredible and sounds great – so, similar to the 1973 classic then? When listed, yes, when viewed, no. Ari Aster delivers a disturbing, dark horror full of weight and dread with a superb leading performance from…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★½

    Jurassic World was The Force Awakens of the Jurassic Park franchise – revisiting similar stories and locations, except it just wasn’t anywhere near as good. Whereas World was high on entertainment and low on story, Fallen Kingdom aims for something slightly higher. That doesn’t necessarily mean it hits its targets, but it’s certainly a step up from its predecessor. When it’s good, it’s very good but when it isn’t, it’s cheesy and just a bit naff. Well-used tropes rear their…

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  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    ½

    “I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”

    Snigger. It’s a daft line.


    Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.


    The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    Compelling, rich and deep.

    That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.


    Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.


    It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…