Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character REVIEW: ‘Fame, it’s not your brain, it’s just the flame,’ a great philosopher once wrote, ‘That burns your change to keep you insane.’ And that slice of 80s new romantic song writing couldn’t be truer than in Starry … Continue reading

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Film Review: Starry Eyes (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Starry Eyes utilizes the same approach genre films from the 1970’s used, where the horror stems from the character and what they are going through and where the horror represents the internal working of a character REVIEW: What would you do to be a star? We live in a time where fame seems to be the number one currency. We have men and women filming themselves having sex, hoping to be the next big … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cheap Thrills (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar. REVIEW: Echoing classic episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents & Tales From The Crypt, director E.L. Katz‘ black comedy Cheap Thrills is a nasty little thriller that serves as a spotlight of sorts on the nature of greed, competition & the depths of human depravity. Considering … Continue reading

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Film Review: Compliance (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events. REVIEW: At a recent screening I attended I got into assorted discussions with various people about films that we’re all waiting for. Lots of titles were bandied about but one title kept coming up over and over again. That title was “Compliance” and everyone had seemingly saw it except for … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Innkeepers (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A horror-thriller centered on the last two employees at a haunted hotel that’s going out of business. REVIEW: This was showing as part of the Incredibly Strange film festival (incrediblystrange.co.nz), which is an offshoot of the main New Zealand Film Festival. I noticed it was scheduled for a 10.45pm showing, in one of the smaller, quieter and artier cinemas. A perfect setting in which to get back to basics and enjoy a good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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