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Green Room (2016)

Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin (2013) begins in media res, advancing with the tension of stretching a coiled slinky into garrotting wire, and ceasing on a moment of violence that snaps the instrument back into a thick, tangled wad. In most…

Green Room (2015)

First he took us to Blue Ruin, now we’re off to the Green Room. After leaving his smouldering mark following an impressive slow burn revenge thriller, Jeremy Saulnier had found a new bunch of people to terrify in his second colour coded…

Burying the Ex (2014)

When he’s good, Joe Dante’s very, very good. The man who gave us Gremlins has the ability to stride across Hollywood delivering pitch perfect entertainment. This is no Gremlins though. It doesn’t even get close to Gremlins 2. Dante’s return…

Cymbeline (2014)

Imagine if you were to take one of Shakespeare’s lesser known works and transplant it to modern day America where a drug dealing biker gang and the police are all set to square off. Now add in an 80’s B movie action vibe and mix it with…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

After the success of the Twilight films, delving into the vampire film genre is a risky move.  Gone are the Hammer Horror films where vamps wore capes and actually fed on people.  In the course of a few years, Stephanie Meyer weakened the…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive is the first Jim Jarmusch film I have seen in a very long time. Come to think of it, it may even have been the only one since his 1984 big moment with Stranger Than Paradise and I sincerely believe that not having…

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness starts off at a run and never really lets up for most of its two hour (-ish) runtime. Well, it certainly feels that way. That's no bad thing for ninety minutes or so - the pacing is great and the balance of humour,…