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Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary falls into the same trap as countless film remakes, trying to offer something unique and different, but in turn straying from the original source material and the power of the story. Ultimately this is an unneeded remake of a classic horror film, that deviates from King’s book in a haphazard and clumsy way, leading to disappointing final product.
Some barriers are not meant to be broken; remaking Pet Sematary was one of them. Watch the original film or read the book instead.  Click for the full review

The Sisters Brothers

Despite its flaws, The Sisters Brothers takes the western genre and blends it with character studies that provide humour, depth and warmth; challenging a series of age-old genre boundaries. This is a film that provides an eccentric and beautifully shot journey while providing enough mainstream entertainment alongside its creativity and difference to appeal to most audiences.  

The White Crow

The life and defection of Rudolf Nureyev has been covered several times in documentary and docudrama over recent years. Both 2015s BBC docudrama ‘Dance to Freedom’ and 2018s documentary ‘Nureyev’ offering perspectives on the man, his life and the art form he inhabited. White Crow therefore needed to add something new and fresh to the story of his life. And …

Us

They are us in this smart horror that plays with economic divides in modern society, whilst offering enough shocks and twists to keep die hard horror fans engaged. Jordan Peele’s debut picture Get Out provided audiences with a brilliantly constructed horror, interwoven with messages on race, slavery and the Afro-America experience. For many directors this would have been hard to …

Ray and Liz

Richard Billingham’s photography is world renowned. His debut feature film combining the power of his photography with a tough and stark memoir of poverty and dysfunctional family life in 1980s Britain. From the outset Ray and Liz makes no attempt to romanticise poverty of opportunity and family breakdown. From the opening scenes where we join Ray. A broken man living …

The Kid Who Would Be King (Review)

It has been eight years since writer/director Joe Cornish released the outstanding Attack the Block. And his return to our cinema screens this month proves more than worth the wait. With The Kid Who Would Be King delivering an intelligent, witty and engaging adventure. Providing a fantasy adventure born of the challenges inherent in our current world. A world where …