Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds brand of sticky black treacle comedy with film noir qualities takes the audience on an unexpected ride of narcissistic upper-class menace as two girls from wealthy families embark on a mission to finish off an unsavoury step-dad. Olivia Cook plays sociopathic Amanda, fresh out of an asylum after a gruesome incident with […]Read more "Thoroughbreds"
Over the past three decades, we have witnessed the arrival of a plethora of films based on popular videogames. The gaming industry, although still young, lends a new approach to filmmaking, so it was only logical it would branch out into the realm of Hollywood blockbusters sooner or later. It all began with Mortal Kombat […]Read more "Would You Settle for Less?: An Examination of Failed Video game Adaptations Through the Years"
Can something be counted as a spoiler if it literally happens in the opening minutes of the film? No? Not even if it’s huge and sets up practically the whole character arc for the main character of the movie? What do you mean, “that often happens”? Oh, screw it – let’s just dive right into […]Read more "‘Deadpool 2’: The Merc with the Mouth has Heart as Well"
Eerie, wyrd, rural landscapes, old world pagan death cults, a harken back to nature, and more atmosphere, psychedelia, and suspense than you thought possible – folk horror is the sub-genre of horror to rule them all. While certain styles of horror cinema are content with throwing as many jump scares, over-the-top violence, and gore at […]Read more "5 Films to Get you Interested in British Folk Horror"
Editor’s note: This review contains some non-specfic discussion of plot, but is SPOILER-FREE assuming you are otherwise up-to-date on the MCU. Avengers: Infinity War is a remarkable, dizzying triumph of a (relatively) meticulous ten-years’ work. Although it is by no means the most artistic masterpiece of all time, or even a perfect blockbuster, Infinity War‘s […]Read more "‘Avengers: Infinity War’: A Remarkable, Dizzying Triumph"
As soon as I saw Sweet Country on the roster at the Gulbenkian I knew was going to see this film; as an Australian myself and a fan of westerns it was a no brainer. I’ve watched a few Australian westerns before, as well as a decent chink of modern American ones and the John […]Read more "Sweet Country"
*Warning: Spoilers* I went into Avengers: Infinity War with high expectations and did not leave the cinema disappointed. This was such a huge moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reflecting the immensity of the first Avengers film back in 2012. At the time, it seemed like such a huge feat to gather together the protagonists […]Read more "Avengers: Infinity War"