The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Although The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer are by the same director, tonally I don’t think Yorgos Lanthimos could have created two films that are completely different. The latter of the two however, has been stewing in my head for the past five or so days. In true Lanthimos fashion though, it’s... Continue Reading →

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The Snowman (2017)

Personally, I think Michael Fassbender is one of the best actors in the game at the moment. And one of my favourite foreign language films is Headhunters, which is adapted from a Jo Nesbø novel, so naturally the pairing of the two was always going to be welcome with The Snowman. However, the early reviews... Continue Reading →

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

A common theme from the promotional footage of Berlin Syndrome is that it seems to escalate quickly. Like, really quickly. What seems to begin as a rather innocent story, suddenly progresses into a nightmare-inducing scenario. The director Cate Shortland showed an unbelievably ability to perfectly play out the tensest of scenes in Berlin Syndrome, as... Continue Reading →

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

To potentially combat the domination of Marvel and DC in the film market, there has recently been a ‘boom’ in films adapted from mystery thriller novels such as Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Child 44 and Before I Go To Sleep. The latter seemingly fell by the wayside as Gone Girl came out... Continue Reading →

Contagion (2011)

If you are a serious germaphobe, then I would not recommend watching this film, as a side effect of this would be enhancing your germaphobic tendencies. (Or alternatively turning into one after) Between the rather tense thrillers of Solaris and Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh carried on his theme with Contagion. Bolstered by the all-star cast, including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth... Continue Reading →

Westworld (1973)

Welcome to Westworld, one of three getaway resorts invented for our pleasure by Delos Company. Westworld, Romanworld and Medievalworld are three vacation spots available for $1000 per day, to live out your indulgent fantasies. Westworld is a wonderfully bizarre trip undertaken by Peter (Richard Benjamin) and John (James Brolin) who venture to Delos' much famed... Continue Reading →

The Hateful Eight (2016)

Set deep in the mountains of Wyoming is Quentin Tarantino's eighth (supposedly, depending on how you look at it) film. The Hateful Eight was first announced a few years back when the screenplay was first leaked, much to Tarantino's disgust, whereby he actually cancelled the planned release. Bringing aboard again, the familiar names with Tarantino films, like... Continue Reading →

Ex Machina (2015)

Alex Garland has potentially produced and directed one of the finest but ominous films of the 21st Century. I realise I am a little late to the Ex Machina appreciation party. It doesn't stop said appreciated for Garland creating an eery look into the potential future of artificial intelligence. It's only until the credits rolled up and... Continue Reading →

Enemy (2015)

(I've put it under 2015 because that is when this film was released in the United Kingdom) Jake Gyllenhaal has a knack for those creepy, disturbing, intense films recently doesn't he? In his younger days was the likes of Donnie Darko, but now since 2007 he has starred in some of the creepier films to hit the... Continue Reading →

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