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The Secrets We Keep

What’s the likelihood that a Nazi who committed war crimes against a woman in another country 15 years earlier ends up living just two blocks away from her? That’s the chilling synopsis of this thriller, the intrigue accelerated when her obsession leads to her stalking then abducting the accused with the intention of killing him. […]

The New Mutants

After a long and tumultuous production process the new entry in the Marvel X-Men universe has finally arrived on screens. However, rather than following Professor X and his band of well known mutants The New Mutants introduces the audience to five brand new teenage mutants as they come to grips with their powers and the […]

Bill And Ted Face The Music

Nearly 30 years since their last adventure on the big screen, time travellers Bill and Ted return in this third installment to save the universe. They must write the best song ever in 75 minutes to save humanity. Their daughters join in ‘on the fun’ and also travel in time trying to assemble the best band […]

The Eight Hundred

The Eight Hundred is one of the most ambitious and incredibly enthralling epic war dramas ever produced and is currently a runaway hit at the Chinese box office. As the war heightened in 1937, North China was conquered by the Japanese. The Chinese army retreated after the three-month Battle Of Shanghai, but a single regiment […]

Lowdown Dirty Criminals

A question that came to mind soon after watching this Kiwi comedy was, why did an actress of Rebecca Gibney’s high caliber lend her name to such an idiotic film? Are film roles for mature actresses really that sparse? The synopsis sounded promising – Freddy works long hours but is always broke so he gives […]

Made In Italy

This film should help fill the void for those people who dream of travelling overseas during these unchartered times, as international lockdown continues owing to the infectious COVID-19 pandemic. Filmed in the picturesque Tuscan hills in Italy, this is the heart-warming story of a father and son who travel to Italy to renovate their derelict […]

We’ll End Up Together

A group of friends reunite to celebrate their pal’s 60th birthday and in the process, old wounds are reopened. They argue, drink and party - and let’s not forget the near-tragic seaside tragedy. Sound familiar? It’s the basic synopsis of this and many other films, most notably the recent Australian film Palm Beach. The entire […]

Deerskin

This French black comedy which is macabrely intertwined with graphic scenes of gory and riotous horror should keep audiences intrigued as to where all the absurdity is leading. Jean Dujardin (The Artist) plays the role of Georges, a delusional man who becomes obsessed with a deerskin jacket he has purchased. The jacket he describes as […]

The Vigil

Many horror classics bind themselves to the occult or catholic dogma. The Vigil, a first time feature outing for director Keith Thomas, takes a different tack by instead focusing on Jewish methodology and belief. The Vigil follows Yakov (Dave Davis), a disenfranchised member of the New York Jewish community who is drawn back in by […]

Sea Fever

Set aboard an Irish fishing vessel which encounters a parasitic plague and thus enters into a forced quarantine, the themes of Sea Fever hit close to home given the current global pandemic. Sea Fever follows Siobhán (Hermione Corfield), an Irish marine biology student who is tasked with joining a fishing crew on their latest voyage in […]