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Blade Runner 2049

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…” Blade Runner 2049 is the cinematic marvel that we never knew we needed. Not only is it a great science fiction film but it also manages to earn its right to sit alongside the original iconic classic by delivering a cinematic triumph with its visuals, sounds and story. Continue reading

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IT

The latest Stephen King adaptation of the iconic novel gives a new generation something to be really scared of. IT manages to perfectly blend the adolescent anxieties of a group of youngsters with a horrifying fear manifesting itself as their worst nightmares. It is this dual combination of a coming of age drama with mainstream horror that is the real success to this film. Continue reading

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Mama

Inspired by a brilliant three minute short film from Andy Muschietti and produced by Guillermo del Toro, comes the haunting fairytale horror of Mama. The story follows Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his partner Annabel (Jessica Chastain) who take on the responsibility for his two little nieces that have been missing for five years after being left to survive on their own in a remote cabin in the woods. However, it isn’t long before they discover that they were not completely on their own after all. Continue reading

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Detroit

Part dramatisation and part historical documentary, Detroit is the true story of a police raid that rocked the city of Detroit for five days in the summer of 1967. It led to one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest and one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the National Guard patrolled the streets, several young African Americans seeking refuge from the violence on the streets at the Algiers Motel now find themselves facing a brutal police interrogation. Continue reading

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A Ghost Story

Every now and again a film will come along that blows you away. Written and directed by David Lowery, A Ghost Story is a unique and unconventional haunted tale of legacy, love, loss and existence. It is a film that provides an almost profound meditation on time and manages to provoke a line of thought that is almost overwhelming if you start to consider how insignificant each of our existences are in the vast enormity of time. Yet regardless of how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things, each of us carries on existing, living and loving. Continue reading

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

In the quiet Iranian town of Bad City, many people walk the streets after dark including prostitutes, drug dealers and a girl who walks home alone at night. Unbeknownst to the residents of the town, the girl is in fact a vampire who spends her time stalking the streets for her next victim. The Girl often selects the criminals or homeless to prey on – the kind that wouldn’t be missed. She even uses her snarling fangs to warn a boy to stay in school and study hard through fear of plucking his eyes from his skull. Continue reading

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Baby Driver

Literally driven along by its soundtrack, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver boasts style, class and energy to provide a glorious and meticulously choreographed thrill ride. Its operatic chase scenes and action sequences see engines rev, cars crash and guns fire all set to the top-tapping tempo of the retro jukebox. Continue reading

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