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LFF 2018: Lizzie

Year: 2018 Directed by: Craig William Macneill Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw Written by Sarah Buddery  A story that will no doubt be familiar to fans of true crime, the infamous Lizzie Borden who murdered her father and step-mother is now the subject of this film, […]

REVIEW: A Star is Born

Year: 2018 Directed by: Bradley Cooper Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos Written by Cameron Frew Bradley Cooper’s first stride into the world of directing is a peculiar choice from the outset: a remake, of a remake, of a remake. The tried, tested […]

LFF 2018: The Breaker Upperers

Year: 2018 Directed by: Madeleine Sami & Jackie van Beek Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celina Pacquola  Screening at LFF: 11th, 12th, & 15th October General UK Release: TBA Written by Sarah Buddery  New Zealand has been providing us with some of the best off-beat comedy for […]

REVIEW: Upgrade

Year: 2018 Directed by: Leigh Whannel Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen Written by Megan Williams Another film that I went to see at this year’s Frightfest was ‘Upgrade’. In the film, Logan Marshall-Green (Devil) plays Grey, a mechanic living in a not so distant technologically advanced […]

REVIEW: The Children Act

Year: 2018 Directed by: Richard Eyre Starring: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead Written by Corey Hughes Richard Eyre’s latest film, ‘The Children Act’, is an interesting project for the esteemed director; a story of a renowned judge and her battle with hard-hitting cases and her dilapidating marriage. […]

The Predator

Year: 2018 Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera. WRITTEN BY COREY HUGHES Who would’ve thought that almost three decades after an ensemble of rag-tag soldiers ventured deep into the Amazon […]

Mile 22

Year: 2018 Directed by: Peter Berg Starring: Mark Wahlberg,, John Malkovich, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey Written by Elena Morgan When police officer Li Noor (Iko Uwais) hands himself into the US Embassy with the promise to give the Americans information on missing nuclear substances in exchange […]

The Little Stranger

Year: 2018 Directed by:  Lenny Abrahamson  Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter Written by Fiona Underhill The Gothic genre has had something of a revival in recent years, particularly focusing on the theme of gas-lighting, which feels especially relevant now in the era of “Time’s […]