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Come To Daddy

Elijah Wood's latest film, Come To Daddy, is perhaps one of the hardest films to categorise in recent memory. The film opens with a simple premise, a son reunites with his estranged father in a remote house overlooking the water. Obviously, with estrangement comes a tension between Norval (Elijah Wood) and his father (Stephen McHattie). […]

In Fabric

Once you see In Fabric, you’ll never try a dress on in a department store change room the same way again. You see, In Fabric is the tale of a dress. But not a normal dress. A dress that, once worn, unleashes a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland, this […]

Military Wives

Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan star in the British feel-good film of the year, which should prove quite popular amongst movie-goers. Whilst British troops are deployed to Afghanistan a group of women residing at the base form the first Military Wives choir so “there’s less time to think about things.” After several ups and […]

Queen & Slim

This crime drama romance stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as Queen and Slim respectively, two African Americans on the run after a racist policeman was shot dead in self-defense. The fugitives embark on a road trip and plan on escaping to Cuba. The film traces the “black Bonnie & Clyde’s” journey through Southern America, […]

Downhill

This dramedy could best be described as a hit and miss... but unfortunately more miss than hit. The premise was promising - while having lunch in a European ski resort a controlled avalanche tears through a restaurant as a family of four are about to enjoy lunch. The husband exits in terror leaving his family […]

Dark Waters

In this big business versus the little guy legal drama, Mark Ruffalo plays Rob Bilott, a corporate lawyer who switches allegiances when he discovers a decades-long dark secret in the waters of West Virginia. Dark Waters is a procedural and straightforward true story based upon Nathaniel Rich's New York Times article, The Lawyer Who Became […]

Undertow

Miranda Nation's first venture into film writing and directing is a heart-wrenching tale of postpartum depression fused with the trauma of sexual assault. Undertow revolves around photojournalist Clair (Laura Gordon) and pregnant teen Angie (Olivia De Jonge). When these two women initially cross paths it is unbeknownst to them that their lives have been inextricably […]

Guns Akimbo

Much like the video games from which Guns Akimbo is unmistakably inspired, this action-packed comedy flick is a heart-racing affair throughout. Daniel Radcliffe plays Miles, a stereotypical gamer who lives alone in his action-figured-adorned apartment. Miles deals with an obviously traumatic split from his girlfriend Nova (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and being bullied by his overly macho […]

Honey Boy

Honey Boy portrays a young boy, Otis (Noah Jupe & Lucas Hedges), struggling to reconcile with his father’s unpredictable behavior while attempting to create a future for himself. The film is directed by Alma Har’el, while Shia LaBeouf wrote the script based on his own childhood, and plays the father. Honey Boy takes the audience on […]

The Professor And The Madman

At the outset this film appeared to be channeling Les Miserables with a frantic chase through cobbled streets in torrential rain. The chase is actually one man hunting down another with a gun in his hand and a clear intent to kill. Shooting his mark dead the killer is dragged off in chains to prison. Turns […]