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Terror rises in It Came From Below

Plop, drip, plop are the scary sounds in It Came From Below, another story about youngsters venturing into ill-advised scenarios, in this case an underground cave. Brother and sister, somewhat estranged, come together as the sister wants to vindicate her father’s research. Coming along for the midnight picnic of the creeps is the brother’s girlfriend, […]

Queer horror flick ‘Death Drop Gorgeous’ has it all

Monster Makeup, LLC is an independent entertainment company based out of Providence, Rhode Island in the USA. Aside from creating music, art and scary monsters, they now also produce low budget horror films funded primarily from public donations. Their first feature Death Drop Gorgeous is a LGBTQI slasher flick and screened in over 20 film festivals […]

You Cannot Kill David Arquette and his passion

The documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette might initially be dismissed as a vanity project as David Arquette, a B-list actor best known from the Scream movies, embarks on a journey to redeem his shambling WCW (World Championship Wrestling) championship reign from nearly 20 years ago. At the time, his budding Hollywood career went off the rails […]

Percy vs Goliath

Percy vs Goliath is the age-old tale of underdog against ruthless behemoth in humble canola-farmer, Percy (played by Christopher Walken) taking on multi-national giant and doombringing organisation, Monsanto in a modern version of the Bible’s David vs Goliath. Percy is a third-generation traditional canola farmer who keeps his seeds from season to season only replanting […]

Supernova

By Mark Morellini The reality of dementia is depicted in this powerful and highly emotional gay-themed tearjerker that stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci delivering absolute career-best performances. Suffering from dementia middle-aged Tusker (Tucci) is on a road trip holiday with his loving partner Sam (Firth), possibly their final holiday together as dementia slowly consumes […]

Nobody

Everybody who works a mundane nine to five job will have moments when thy feel like a nobody and wish they could be something more. For Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk, of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame) his monotonous life as an accountant becomes too much to bear when intruders break into his house […]

Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong knows exactly what it is: a movie about two building-sized creatures duking it out with reckless abandon in various extravagant settings. Fortunately, it plays to its strengths and plays to them well. The latest in the ‘Monsterverse’ series, Godzilla vs. Kong promises to see the two titular characters, rather, titans, face off […]

French Exit

A confused tone and inconsistent pacing leave Azazel Jacobs’ absurdist comedy, at times, a little too absurd for its own good. French Exit follows the trans-continental exploits of widowed New York socialite Francis Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) and her adult son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) on their not-so-temporary sojourn to Paris after Francis is walled off from […]

Come True

Dreams and nightmares are always so frightening because of the inherent confusion and distortion of reality that accompanies them. Anthony Scott Burns' latest sci-fi thriller Come True takes those notions and places them on the silver screen. The film follows Sarah a troubled teen runaway who will go to great lengths to avoid returning home […]

Crisis

With three main storylines and others in this well-meaning film relating to the Oxycodone crisis in America, the message conveyed to audiences is crystal clear. Oxycodone, which is an opioid medication used as a ‘non-addictive' treatment for pain, is addictive and a common drug of abuse. The three stories which ultimately collide surround a drug […]