Film Review: Mercy (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O’Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she’s a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before. REVIEW: There seems to be a never ending supply of Stephen King adaptations in the horror genre. Carrie (1976) and Misery (1990) both inspired by King’s writing are phenomenal horror films which have stood … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. REVIEW: This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements of the film worked, but there was certainly a fresh and creepy quality present throughout … Continue reading

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