Micro-Review: Don’t Breathe 2 (2021)

Stephen Lang in Don't Breathe 2 Don't Breathe was a surprising mix of horror and novelty, which turned a home into a death trap and a frail old man into something darker. It was bold and new. Don't Breathe 2 however is not new and in many ways, it isn't bold but there are some …

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Micro-Review: Old (2021)

Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps in Old While it is impossible to say that all of M Night Shyamalan's films are the same, it is becoming increasingly frequent that the reviews for his movies all point to the same issues. Be it the inconsistent dialogue, the odd casting choices or, most importantly, the twist …

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Review-Lite: The Babysitter – Killer Queen (2020)

Judah Lewis in The Babysitter: Killer Queen Nobody expected The Babysitter to be entertaining, let alone funny but director McG's 2017 film was everything people didn't expect. It was charming, bloody, funny and ultimately a smart piece of horror comedy. His follow up to the series, a continuation of Cole's (Judah Lewis) story involving crazed …

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Review-Lite: The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

Robert Forster, Riki Lindhome and Jim Cummings in The Wolf of Snow Hollow The setting is always the same, the small secluded alpine town with the blistering snow storm. The cast of characters from the old time sheriff to the collection of scared townsfolk. The winter horror isn't anything new but in writer/director Jim Cummings …

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Review: The Invisible Man (2020) – Heard But Not Seen

While Leigh Whannell's previous feature Upgrade looked at the way technology removes our freedom and choice from us, sometimes quickly but more often than not slowly and without notice. His latest, an adaptation of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, similarly toys with its characters freedom but here the constricting forces are different. Be it …

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Review: The Lighthouse (2020) – Masculinity & Other Forms of Madness

The secrets and lies that permeate every shot of Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, a manic depressive exercise in toxic masculinity and other physically damaging psychological nightmares, seem commonplace for a conventional story. Throw them in with a world that seems not to be ruled by any kind of normality, where time doesn't adhere to understanding …

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Review: The Grudge (2020) – Emotional Torture Porn

When The Grudge was remade for an American audience back in 2004 it paled in comparison to its Japanese counterpart but it proved to have grit through a message of the transferable effects of trauma. A less successful sequel followed and the franchise drifted off until it was unnecessarily revitalised this year with a film …

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