Getting into Korean cinema – Review

Getting into Korean cinema – Review

With Parasite making history at the Oscars as the first ever non-English film to win best picture, more people are becoming curious about the world of Korean film. With such a vast sea of things to watch, it can be pretty daunting to figure out where to start. Luckily,...

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Sonic The Hedgehog film – Review

Sonic The Hedgehog film – Review

SEGAs iconic video game mascot hits the big screen after facing delays and redesigns last year. Thankfully, it’s not the train wreck many were expecting. It’s finally here. This time last year Paramount dropped its first trailers for what would soon become the infamous, nightmare inducing first Sonic design, which combined...

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It Chapter 2 – Review

It Chapter 2 – Review

The Loser Club’s return to Derry is far more harrowing 27 years on, but Muschetti’s story is inevitably less colourful. Stephen King’s IT was always going to be a smash hit at the box office. But not many foresaw Pennywise becoming an iconic figure akin to the likes of Christopher Nolan’s Joker....

BAFTAs 2020 winners & roundup

BAFTAs 2020 winners & roundup

The winners of the 73rd British Academy film awards have been announced, and if you’ll pardon the expression, 1917 blew the opposition away. Following Ricky Gervais’ scathing routine at the Golden Globes last month, it’s safe to say Hollywood’s elite needed their egos massaging a little. Thankfully for them, the annual BAFTAs arrived in the nick of time over the weekend. But, as always with these...

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Midsommar – Review

Midsommar – Review

Ari Aster’s Midsommar is arguably even more chilling than his critically acclaimed horror debut Hereditary. This is one bacchanal even this office wouldn’t want to attend. Ari Aster equally disturbed and delighted horror buffs last year with the release of Hereditary. Having been touted as a revolutionary horror classic in promotions and even equated to William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, Aster’s foray into the genre was met with huge expectation, but boy did it deliver....

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Netflix’s The Perfection – Review

Netflix’s The Perfection – Review

WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Equally lazy as it is ridiculous, The Perfection becomes nonsensical in its second half, often reduced to unintentionally hilarious slashing, gore, and cheesy dialogue. It’s fun to watch at times, but in all the wrong ways. About halfway through The Perfection, Charlotte Willmore, talented cellist and musician, tells her lover and younger cellist peer Lizzie that she has to cut her hand off. Sat in the wilderness somewhere in China,...

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Review

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – Review

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile provides an interesting synopsis of Ted Bundy’s time in captivity but shies away from exploring the difficult questions. On the surface it seems extremely flattering to cast Disney heartthrob Zac Efron in the role of a sadistic serial killer responsible for the deaths of over 30 women, seemingly taking Ted Bundy at his personal estimation of himself. However, it proved to be a good decision. Efron...

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