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Quick Picks: Cults and Sects Special (November 2020 Edition)

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW LOOK QUICK PICKS MONTHLY. Every month Quick Picks brings you a themed collection of top-rated movies available to stream or buy right now. With every curated collection offering a short review and links to further content. While at the same time providing click and play access to Amazon Prime and other platforms. So settle back for …

The World We Knew – An enthralling and captivating supernatural crime drama

The World We Knew had its world premiere at FrightFest 2020. This post will be updated with future release dates when they become available. An abandoned and neglected farmhouse sits proudly among the rolling fields of its birth. Its location far from public view; its mysteries engrained in the fabric of its crumbling facade. But, despite its looks, life remains …

Quick Picks @ LFF – The Intruder, Wildfire and Bad Tales

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it can be difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Picks brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick picks offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our …

Quick Picks (October) – Tesla, Make Up, I See You, Odd Thomas, Utøya: July 22 and Afterschool

October 2020 Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including, Tesla, Make Up, I See …

The Devil All The Time: A relentless, twisted and assured Southern Gothic horror

The Devil All The Time is available now on Netflix Based on the relentlessly dark Southern Gothic novel by Donald Ray Pollock. The fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) is both stark and enthralling. With a truly stunning ensemble cast offering both gravitas and depth to Pollack’s story; a sweeping, grisly and lurid family drama. One where community …

The Letter (1940) – Bette Davis on trial for murder

I doubt there is an opening scene in any film that pulls you in quicker than Bette Davis storming out of a house while unloading a full clip into a man; seemingly without any remorse. Directed by William Wyler, ​The Letter​ is, in my opinion, the finest of the three collaborations between Wyler and Davis. With a plot based on …

Blinders – We talk to Tyler Savage about his new thriller and the darker side of inner-city life

Every year millions of people pack their bags and head to major cities across the world, seeking a fresh start, leaving behind the problems, memories, and ghosts of their past. However, for many, the reality of leaving behind the security of their old life only increases their vulnerability. Their new lives snared in a trap of needing companionship and belonging …

She Dies Tomorrow available on BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema 28th August

From writer and director Amy Seimetz (Stranger Things, Pet Sematary), She Dies Tomorrow is a hallucinatory, neon-soaked nightmare about the end of the world. After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s (Kate Lyn Sheil, You’re Next) carefully mended life begins to unravel. Following a visit from her initially pragmatic friend Jane (Jane Adams, Eternal Sunshine …

Quick Picks (Sep) Misbehavior, Jawline, Climax, Happy as Lazzaro, Destroyer, Duplicate and Spud

September 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Misbehaviour, Jawline, Climax, Happy …

We Die Alone – We talk to Baker Chase Powell about Marc Cartwright’s riveting new short film

How do we meet other people and communicate ideas in an online world where clicks count our popularity? And how does this affect those who lack the confidence to move beyond the digital landscape of our creation? These questions centre on our continually changing relationship with the internet, the very fabric of this virtual realm helping us to escape into …