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THE WITCH

★★★★★ Dir: Robert Eggers (2015) … or The VVitch, if you like, is 33-year-old director, Robert Eggers‘ staggering debut. This is a horror film with hardly a jump scare in sight. A horror film which manages to loudly scratch against the grain and live quietlyRead More…

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HIGH-RISE

★★★ Dir: Ben Wheatley (2015) J.G Ballard‘s “unfilmable” futuristic societal rap on the knuckles finally gets its comeuppance in Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump‘s brilliantly designed High-Rise. Wheatley’s 70s influenced pathos  in film making really comes into its own here; WeRead More…

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THE SURVIVALIST

★★★★ Dir: Stephen Fingleton (2015) The Survivalist in Stephen Fingleton‘s rather green post apocalyptic debut kills to survive. After the films bleak, graphical introduction (a blue line representing diminishing oil supplies and a red line representing our earth’s population) we areRead More…

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JUNUN

★★★ Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson (2015) The American master Paul Thomas Anderson documents the making of Junun; An album which Jonny Greenwood and Nigel Godrich helped play and record in an old fort/castle in Rajasthan with Israeli composer-singer Shye Ben Tzur. Anderson picks up his firstRead More…

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HUSH

★★★★ Dir: Mike Flanagan (2016) Stellar low budget horror favourite, Mike Flanagan, turns to a tired sub-genre and makes a cracking tension filled home invasion movie with Hush. Its set up might start some eyes rolling with a bare bones homeRead More…

Queen of Earth
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QUEEN OF EARTH

★★★★ Dir: Alex Ross Perry (2015) Last year’s Listen Up Philip was a film which certainly divided; A talky, complicated study in the life of an abrasive author and his destructive narcism which was as funny as it was bitter. With QueenRead More…

The Revenant
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THE REVENANT

 ★★★★ Dir: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (2015) Torture porn? No. Torturous? Definitely. From its lengthy, ambitious production, to rumours of grizzly bear rape, pissed off actors and crew and the “not for women” comment by Jeffery Wells addressed beautifully by Catherine Shoad;Read More…

Love
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LOVE

★★   Dir: Gaspar Noé (2015) “I want to make films out of blood, sperm and tears” says Love‘s wannabe on-screen director, Murphy (Karl Glusman); The unflattering, jealous, pompous and all round unlikable alter-ego for Gaspar Noé. The Argentinian provocateur has left behind theRead More…

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99 HOMES

 ★★★★ Dir:Ramin Bahrani (2015) Ramin Bahrani‘s excellent morality thriller sees a hard-working handy-man employed and seduced by the very man who evicted him, his son and his mother from their family home. We’re in Florida where the stone faced realRead More…