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Movie Review – Apostle

Principal Cast : Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Paul Higgins, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Elen Rhys, Sharon Morgan, Sebastian McCheyne. Synopsis:  In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island. **** Despite several near misses, Netflix’ run of horror in recent times has been more than competent, what with films such as 1922, Cargo, Hold The Dark and Gerald’s Game all finding praise in many quarters for uncompromising adult film-making. Acclaimed Raid director…

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Movie Review – Hereditary

Principal Cast : Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd. Synopsis: After a long-time matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets. ***** Good horror films are extremely rare. Great ones even less so. Iconic ones are a once-in-a-generation event. Hereditary is one such film. Terrifying, incredibly moving, and affecting on a level only genius-level film-making can achieve, Hereditary isn’t just one of the greatest horror films of all time, it’s easily one of the best films…

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Movie Review – Cold Skin

Principal Cast : David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, Aura Garrido, John Benfield, Ivan Gonzalez, Winslow Iwaki, Ben Temple. Synopsis:  In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island. ***** Based on the debut novel of the same name by Albert Sánchez Piñol, French director Xavier Gen’s adaptation of Cold Skin is an atmospheric, intense survival horror story filtered through the prism of…

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Movie Review – A Quiet Place

Principal Cast : John Krasinsky, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Evangelina & Ezekiel Cavoli, Leon Russom. Synopsis:  In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. ***** Living quietly is the order of the day in John Krasinsky’s feature debut, A Quiet Place, set in a post-apocalyptic America in which the Earth is overrun by creatures who prey on things that create noise. For humanity this spells disaster, given our propensity for having the noisiest possible environment in which…

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Movie Review – Insidious: The Last Key

Principal Cast : Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Spencer Locke, Caitlin Gerard, Bruce Davison, Josh Stewart, Kirk Acevedo, Tessa Ferrer, Aleque Ried, Javier Botet, Ava Kolker, Hana Hayes, Pierce Pope, Thomas Robie. Synopsis: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet – in her own family home. ****** It’s amazing to think that Aussie director James Wan has effectively created three enduring, commercially successful horror franchises during his relatively short time in the industry. Not only do we have the continuing Saw saga, the critically acclaimed Conjuring…

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Movie Review – Annihilation

Principal Cast : Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, Sonoya Mizuno, David Gyasi. Synopsis:  A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. **** With an impressive Hollywood career tucked away in his back pocket, English writer/director dynamo Alex Garland (Sunshine, Dredd, Ex Machina) has carved a niche of “must see cinema” into his marketability, despite Annihilation, his latest mind-bending journey into astonishment, being given short-thrift by a nervous studio: Paramount handed the film a cinematic…

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