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Hall

Despite some promising moments, Hall feels like a wasted opportunity for director Francesco Giannini. As two women seek to leave their abusive husbands, a deadly virus is breaking out around them. Secluded to their hotel rooms, the two have little in the way of information as to what is happening, and are left to presume […]

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The Voyeurs

Trashy, slow and superbly mishandled, The Voyeurs is the type of film that Channel 5 used to show late at night. This erotic thriller from Amazon Studios is about as simplistic as they come, and can’t even live up to its billing as a pulpy time killer for audiences seeking a cheap thrill.

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The Parapod: A Very British Ghost Hunt

Adapting their own paranormal podcast for the big screen are skeptic Ian Boldsworth and true believer Barry Dodds. The two hosted The Parapod between 2015-2018, investigating strange occurrences up and down the U.K., with their unique wit thrown in for good measure. The film follows the same premise, and aims to prove the existence of the […]

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Those Who Wish Me Dead

Writer and director Taylor Sheridan is making a habit of creating strong modern-day westerns. The likes of Sicario, Hell or High Water & Wind River have either been written or directed by Sheridan, and he yet again proves his talent for tight, muscular thrillers in Those Who Wish Me Dead. 

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Censor

The idea that horror films breed violence in their viewers has long been an explored narrative in the media, especially when they want to blame something for whatever heinous act has recently been committed. And so, Censor asks the question, if horror films are so violent and can enable us to give way to some […]

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Boys From County Hell

As much a coming-of-age drama as it is a horror-comedy, Boys From County Hell owes its debt to the likes of Big and Evil Dead 2. It mixes horror with the young adult fear of growing up and moving on to good effect, even if it is more heartfelt than it ever is scary. Director Chris Baugh […]

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Jolt

In it’s own spectacular way, Jolt is a lowbrow slice of cartoon fun that doesn’t outstay its welcome. At 91 minutes, director Tanya Wexler’s latest effort is the sort of go-to Friday night film that demands little in the way of thinking or investment from the audience.

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Werewolves Within

The world of video-game to film adaptations is an unglamorous one if nothing else. The likes of Super Mario Bros. and Mortal Kombat still have a fan-base now, but that is perhaps because of how spectacularly bad they are that they then become enjoyable. Things have changed little since the 90’s, but films like Silent Hill, Tomb […]

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Occupation: Rainfall

Uninspiring, and quite frankly dull come to mind when thinking of ways to explain Occupation: Rainfall – the sequel to 2018’s Occupation. Directed by Luke Sparke and starring a cast of generic looking men and women, it’s hard to imagine how this film was ever given the green-light.

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Alone

Derivative, slow and uneventful. Alone may not be the worst film of the year, but it may be one of the most boring efforts released in 2021. Adapted from the original Swedish film Gone, director John Hyams and writer Mattias Olsson craft a film that is light on thrills or drama and heavy on exposition.