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Army of the Dead Review

After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, the city is walled off and abandoned to the undead. While the displaced citizens hunker in rundown refugee camps outside the perimeter wall, a veritable army of the dead throngs the Strip. Not to worry, though: a quick tactical nuke will soon be taking care of the problem. That is rather inconvenient for billionaire Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), as he has $200...

A Quiet Place Part II Review

I don’t appreciate jump scares, Mr Krasinski. I expected as much from A Quiet Place: Part II, but there is still much to like about this sequel to the very successful 2018 monster feature that created a silence in the cinema I hadn’t experienced since seeing The Strangers by myself. Would this new installment garner the same shut-the-hell-upness among its audience? Mostly yes. Part II opens ...

Spiral: From the Book of Saw Review

The SAW movie franchise was the horror hit of the ‘noughties. From 2004 to 2010, seven movies were released. This was an annual gift to fans who loyally visited the cinema to follow the punishing machinations of John Kramer, the serial killer known as Jigsaw.  In 2013, the eighth film, JIGSAW was released. Now, in 2021, we have been delivered the ninth instalment, SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW. Mov...

Those Who Wish Me Dead Review

Those Who Wish Me Dead is the new feature from Taylor Sheridan, who knocked it out of the park with his screenplays for Sicario, Hell or High Water and Wind River (the latter of which he also directed.) It stars Jon Bernthal, Aidan Gillen, Nicholas Hoult and a little lady (you probably haven’t heard of her) called Angelina Jolie. From the trailer I was expecting a Hollywood rendition of Firewatch ...

Fatale Review

Remember that episode of The Office where the employees of Dunder Mifflin spent company time debating whether or not Hilary Swank could be considered ‘hot’? That accurately describes my experience watching Fatale, the new film written by David Loughery (not to be confused with talented filmmaker David Lowery) and from director Deon Taylor, whose highest rated work currently sits at 52%...