Witness protection isn’t enough to keep a mother and her young daughter safe, as the vigilantes hunting them down catch up to the pair. They want a confession the mother either can’t, or won’t, give and the location is so remote any help will be at least an hour away. There’s no obvious way out,

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Sometimes you luck into a genre film so good that you feel the need to champion it, to place your hopes in it to reach the hearts and minds of many and call it the next great leap forward. Chi Zhang’s Annular Eclipse, a Chinese cyberpunk actioner with lofty aspirations and many qualities, feels like a

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Blast Film Review

Blast, or Deflagrations in its cooler sounding, original French title, is a tense thriller focusing on a small company that disarms landmines around the world. After a recently successful contract in the Ukraine, they come face to face with their jobs back home. Even worse, children become involved. This setup follows a one set shoot

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A mysterious envelope promising an anonymous sexual encounter tempts a Hollywood agent weeks before his marriage, and following through on it throws his life off the rails in ways which have a wider implication than just for his relationship. Where this envelope came from, and who else has gotten them? The answer is bigger than

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Baby Assassins Film Review

I didn’t really have a whole lot going during my high school years. I went to class and did stupid hijinks with my friends, but I mostly just watched movies and played video games. I guess when I write it out… that’s pretty much exactly what I do now, almost fifteen years later. Who says

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Agnes Film Review

When I saw the poster for Agnes, I was really hoping it was going to be a Nunspolitation film, because man, those need to make a comeback. Spoiler, it isn’t nunsploitation. Anges is a story about a nun who lives in a very secluded convent that starts having violent outbursts leading her sisters to believe

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Advent Calendar Film Review

Selected to cap off the closing night of Fright Fest 2021, The Advent Calendar has come to the attention of horror fans as one of the titles already announced as a future Shudder exclusive. Furthermore, French cinema holds a fond spot in the hearts of many fans thanks to the plethora of cult cinema that

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Midnight 2021 Film Review

South Korean cinema has carved out an incredible niche releasing thrillers tinged with a deliciously dark tone. From brutal revenge-fueled classics like Old Boy to soul-destroying crime thrillers often focused on serial killers like I Saw the Devil, these films have made a noticed and beloved impact on the genre that is here to stay.

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What Josiah Saw Film Review

At a dilapidated farmhouse that is slowly decaying Josiah (Robert Patrick), the aging patriarch of the Graham family ekes out a defeated existence boozing his way through his remaining life while being looked after by his son Tommy (Scott Haze). Elsewhere, down on his luck former convict Eli (Nick Stahl) struggles between the sheriff who

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Melancholic Review

If ever there was a personification of “It’s not the Destination, it’s the Journey”, it’s Seiji Tanaka’s 2018 Millennial thriller Melancholic. Released recently in dual format by the pioneeringThird Window Films, this is a slow burn that bubbles and boils in tension until melting point. Kazuhiko is a lacklustre and listless young graduate in modern

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