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Film Review: Kaleidoscope (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother REVIEW: Toby Jones is an actor who manages to heighten any material he’s in, from recent work in Atomic Blonde to lighter affair such as Dad’s Army. Indeed, he is by far one of the few highlights of the miserable thriller, The …

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Film Review: Hell’s Kitty (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Hell’s Kitty is a comedy horror series based on the true life events of Nick, a Hollywood writer, and Angel, his possessed and very possessive pussycat. REVIEW: Life rule number one: You’re either a dog person or a cat person. Once you’ve chosen your camp, you’re destined for a life of defending your corner whilst hurling …

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Film Review: Debug (2014)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human. REVIEW: You know what dates a movie more than anything? A sole narrative centered on computers. Look at them: Hackers, Sneakers, Demon Seed. 15 years on and The Matrix …

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Film Review: The Orange Man

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In 1987 a disillusioned door to door orange salesman horrifically murders his first victim. Move forward 27years and a land developer is buying an orange grove. He and his 3 friends plan a fishing trip to get his head around the pending transaction, unbeknown to them, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend have also chosen …

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Film Review: Clinical (2017)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history. REVIEW: Alistair Legrand’s previous film, The Diabolical, was an enjoyable unpacking of haunted house tropes colliding with sci-fi sensibilities. Admittedly, it lived or died depending on …

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Film Review: Devil’s Gate (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman’s husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is …

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Film Review: Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Insidious: Chapter 4 is an upcoming 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel and written by Leigh Whannell. It is the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. It is scheduled to be released on October 20, 2017 by Universal Pictures REVIEW: The Insidious franchise, despite fairly average reviews, seems to keep on trucking. Largely, …

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Film Review: The Campus (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Robert Wainwright dies after breaking his deal with the Devil, passing that debt onto his estranged daughter Morgan. She soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror as she is brutally murdered then resurrected over and over again, each time losing a piece of her soul. Now she must discover why this is happening and …

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Film Review: Personal Shopper (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Maureen is a young American in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for a celebrity. Also, she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. Maureen soon starts receiving mysterious messages coming from an unknown source. REVIEW: Reviled and revered at Cannes (depending …

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Film Review: Observance (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys …

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Film Review: Still/Born (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When Mary loses one of her twins in childbirth, she spirals into madness thinking her other child is in danger from an evil supernatural entity. REVIEW: Tell someone you’ve been watching a horror film called Still/Born and it will likely conjure up some tawdry images of a dead baby ratcheting up a body count in the …

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