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The Houses October Built (2014)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggghhh! Here's the thing. The state of modern horror is actually in pretty good health. And the found footage format isn't one that necessarily has to feel like a cheap and lazy stylistic choice (just…

Chicken (2014)

Chicken is an intense little drama that focuses on a young lad named Richard (Scott Chambers). Richard has learning difficulties, acting far younger than his fifteen years, and spends his days "farming" the area around the grimy little…

The Lord Of The Rings (1978)

As flawed as it is ambitious, animator Ralph Bakshi's attempt to make an epic movie from The Lord Of The Rings may have left viewers with a rough, unfinished product (it all ends rather abruptly after the battle at Helm's Deep), but it…

Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

An enjoyable mix of body horror and sci-fi, Parasyte: Part 1 is typical of the entertaining ridiculousness that Japanese cinema can so often provide. Trust me, when I start to describe the plot you may well begin to laugh. Or at least…

Liza, The Fox-Fairy (2015)

With this feature directorial debut, which he also co-wrote, Karoly Ujj Meszaros will immediately find himself a divisive figure. Some will love his stylised, quirky imagery complementing a script that moves from the amusingly odd to the…

Chuck Norris vs Communism (2015)

I just had to see this movie when I saw the title. I mean, seriously, just look at it. Drink it in. I had no idea what the movie would actually deliver, but I was expecting, well, Chuck Norris Vs. Communism. While it doesn't quite deliver…

Wizards (1977)

Ralph Bakshi. If you haven't heard his name before then the chances are that you're not a fan of Fritz The Cat or The Lord Of The Rings (both movies that he directed). I've yet to see the former movie but the latter film is one I have…

The Sisterhood Of Night (2014)

Part Easy A (without the laughs), part The Crucible, and part Gossip, this teen drama is a film full of interesting moments and ideas. It just ever really comes together to make a completely satisfying piece of work, sadly. Georgie Henley…

The Incident (2014)

The Incident isn't a bad film, from a technical standpoint. The camera stays pointing the right way, the minimalist soundtrack works, the cast all turned up for the full schedule, the script has lines of dialogue instead of just animal…