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LFF 2016 – Personal Shopper (2016)

From Johnny Mnemonic (1995) to eXistenZ (1999), the '90s vogue for tactile tech thrillers has now been memeified out of all context, but their warnings against the growth of simulated realities, emotional desensitisation, and the risks of…

The Awakening (2011)

It's funny how things work out sometimes. I spent a long time eagerly awaiting the release of The Woman In Black and then ended up very disappointed so then I turned to another British ghost movie that was released recently and I got my…

The Awakening (2011)

For the past decade, we have seen a revival of the classic haunted house chiller with works such as the Nicole Kidman-starred The Others to the brilliant Spanish scares of The Devil's Backbone and The Orphanage.  With the current and…

The Awakening (2011)

All Black Captain Sean Fitzpatrick famously could conclude a post-match interview constructed entirely of platitudes, one of his favourites being "Rugby's an 80 minute game". It must therefore have been galling for him, in recent…

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

My reviews of the first two movies can be found here. Well, I guess I've nobody to blame but myself. Every time a Paranormal Activity movie comes out I get my hopes up and every time there seems to be a squandering of potential that…

The Awakening (2011)

A cold manor house surrounded by dense woodland provides the setting for Nick Murphy's nuts n' bolts ghost story The Awakening, and it's one of several elements you've undoubtedly seen before. Following in the classic tradition of The…

The Eye (2002)

A movie that saw a lot of praise heaped upon its directors (The Pang brothers), The Eye was released at just the right time to catch the first crest of the modern Asian horror movie wave. Yes, our friends in the East had always been…

Hamlet (1996)

Shockingly, it took more than a decade for Kenneth Branagh’s impressive and pompous Hamlet film adaptation from 1996 to come out on DVD. That happened in 2007, and in 2010 it also arrived on Blu-ray. This is cause for celebration, as this…

Uninhabited (2010)

An interesting premise is never realised to its full potential in this Australian supernatural thriller. Geraldine Hakewill and Henry James play Beth and Harry, a young couple who are dropped off at an uninhabited island for some quality…