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Film Review: Pyotr495 (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have PYOTR495, written and directed by Blake Mawson. Mr. Mawson is a well established actor, among his credits …

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Film Review: Commune (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A man takes a job as the guardian of a rundown London house. Charged with keeping the property secure, he soon realises that it’s not the building that needs protecting, but himself. A malevolent dark cult from the past, resides within the building and they are hunting for new members, stopping at nothing to make you, join them. REVIEW: …

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Film Review: Spectral (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings. REVIEW: The cool thing about science fiction—whether it be timeless literature, matinee classics, or episodic series delivered through popular streaming services—is that there’s almost always more there than meets the eye. Damn the budget, the star power, the pedigree, and—yes—even the quality, science fiction …

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Film Review: Gorenos (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Miles is haunted by a supernatural entity in the wake of his 18th birthday. Gorenos is an independent horror film about a young man tha t becomes haunted by a supernatural entity in the wake of his 18th birthday. REVIEW: Demons and demomic forces are a large part of horror storytelling and something that demons always want is souls. …

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Film Review: Shock (2016)

SYNOPSIS: A private investigator and recovering drug addict struggles with his inability to believably deliver a line reading. Elsewhere, a psychiatric ward’s employees are being murdered by a bright blue orc from Lord of the Rings, wearing an ill-fitting suit with the sleeves cut off, like a pro-wrestler with an office job. REVIEW: Directors: Moziko Wink, Markiss McFadden Starring: Mohammed …

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Film Review: Bedeviled (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Five friends are terrorized by a supernatural entity after downloading a mysterious app. REVIEW: I sighed a lot while watching ‘Bedeviled’. I wasn’t star-struck, love-struck or any other struck for that matter….it was just a boring, predictable exercise in fighting to stay awake. Comprised of equal parts ambition and annoyance, its a film that never quite seems to get …

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Film Review: The Belko Experiment (2016)

SYNOPSIS: In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. Review: Director: Greg McLean Starring: John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz. In Bogota, …

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Quarries (2016)

SYNOPSIS: To escape her abusive boyfriend, Kat joins a wilderness expedition with a group of women, all of whom are struggling with the uncertainty of life. What was supposed to be an opportunity for personal discovery quickly becomes a fight for survival, forcing each one to discover the strength within themselves that they didn’t even know they possessed. While being …

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Madre (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Diana Prieto is pregnant and taking care of her autistic son Martin has become overwhelming. She has no one to help her while her husband Tomas spends months working in Asia. Diana’s at her breaking point with Martin when Luz, a gifted caregiver from the Philippines, steps in to help. Martin quickly begins improving under Luz’s supervision, but Diana’s …

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Film Review: Parasites (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Genre vet Robert Miano (Donnie Brasco) headlines as Wilco, the leader of a band of bloodthirsty vagrants who rule the underpasses and alleyways of downtown LA. When he and his men come across a trio of lost college boys (centered around newcomer Sean Samuels), all hell breaks loose. The industrial barbarianism of downtown Los Angeles is equal parts player …

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Film Review: Elder Island (2016)

SYNOPSIS: Based on the true events revolving around Beaver Island, Michigan, and King James Strang… Elder Island. 1856. Peter Wiggentstein turned to the men of the five island families around him and warned, “Tell nothing of this,” as the men all looked at the body of their former Reverend – gunned down just outside his own home – and a …

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Film Review: Meow (short film) (2016)

SYNOPSIS: MEOW is a bloodstained genre mash offering life lessons in demonic cats, dubious landlords and overbearing mothers. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have MEOW, a crowd funded short film written and directed by Christopher Jopp. This is the story of Sam (Eleonore Dendy), who is moving into a new apartment all by herself, much to the chagrin …

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Film Review: American Scumbags (2016)

SYNOPSIS: American Scumbags is the new full length feature by Denver filmmaker Dakota Bailey. The film features three interconnected stories revolving around heroin addicted drug dealer/hitman Johnny (Dakota Bailey), sadistic psychopath convict Billy (Darrien Fawkes) and drug kingpin Chester (Fred Epstein). The film takes the viewer into a seedy underworld where crime and drugs rule. REVIEW: What makes a movie, …

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Film Review: Don’t Kill It (2016)

SYNOPSIS: When an ancient demon is accidentally unleashed in a sparsely populated Mississippi town of Chicory Creek, their only hope of survival lies in the hands of grizzled old demon hunter Jebediah Woodley and his reluctant partner FBI agent Evelyn Pierce. REVIEW: Director: Mike Mendez Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe Director Mike Mendez is a personal fave of mine. I …

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