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‘The Den’ (2013) – Netflix Horror Pick Of The Week | Film Review

  Things haven’t looked good for the popularity of the horror genre for a while. In a society where we have instant access to the information superhighway, the notion of mystery appears to be a relic of the past. There can be no shock value if there is no mystery, which is why in recent years, many horror directors have[…]

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‘Coraline’ (2009) – Revisiting Henry Selick’s Masterpiece | Film Review

  With news of Disney’s exit and K5’s entrance into the production of Henry Selick’s newest film The Shadow King, I feel the time is right to discuss his previous film Coraline, and yes spellchecker it is spelt Coraline and not Caroline.   Coraline is a stop-motion animated fantasy film about a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) who moves with[…]

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‘Prometheus’ (2012) – Raises More Questions Than Answers | Film Review

  As this movie was released exactly three years ago, I feel it appropriate to watch and see what “the fuss is all about” so to speak. Prometheus is a prequel to Alien (1979) and as such promises to answer the questions raised in that film, primarily the nature of the “space jockey” and the “xenomorph”. What this movie does[…]

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‘Edward Scissorhands’ – Still Very Pertinent 25 Years On | Film Review

  This film is, in a way, a scathing attack on suburban “culture”, if it has one, and the supposed value in being normal; to conform to an impossible ideal. It is also a very good movie. Edward Scissorhands is a gothic romantic fantasy about an inventor (Vincent Price) who creates a man called Edward (Johnny Depp) but dies before[…]

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ – 20 Years On | Film Review

  I would like to say just one thing before I start: you should see this movie if you haven’t already. I have a deep and profound respect for this piece of film, so the following may sound more like a love letter than a review. So let us begin.   “People love machines in 2029 A.D”. This film is[…]

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