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Drive

2011 Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks, Ron Pearlman Words: J. Senior   It seems surreal to be talking about Drive, now a decade on from its original release, as it still feels… Continue Reading “Drive”

Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror

2003 – 2021 Words: Oliver Innocent. In 1996 Wes Craven’s hip teen meta slasher Scream became a box office smash. Following in its wake came a slew of films seeking to capitalise on Craven’s winning formula. Entries like I Know What You Did Last… Continue Reading “Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror”

Shogun Assassin (1980)

1980 Director(s): Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi Starring: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Tokio Oki Words – Nathan Scatcherd. The kind of bloody, balletic Samurai film you rarely see made anymore, Shogun Assassin stands as perhaps one of the finest examples of the Jidaigeki… Continue Reading “Shogun Assassin (1980)”

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

1978 Director: George A Romero Starring: Ken Foree, Gaylen Ross, David Emge, Scott H. Reiniger, David Crawford, David Early, Richard France, Howard Smith Words – Oliver Innocent In 1968 director George A Romero rocked the horror genre with his zombie classic Night of the… Continue Reading “Dawn of the Dead (1978)”

Day of the Dead (1985)

1985 Director: George A. Romero Starring: Lori Cardille, Joseph Pilato, Terry Alexander, Sherman Howard Words – Oliver Innocent Quite possibly the most revered independent horror film of all time, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) laid down the blueprint for a… Continue Reading “Day of the Dead (1985)”

Ammonite

2020 Director: Francis Lee Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Fiona Shaw, Claire Rushbrook, Alec Secareanu, Sarah White Words – Denise Hobart Ammonite imagines a passionate love affair between the self-taught pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning and her friend Charlotte Murchison. Anning’s… Continue Reading “Ammonite”

Possessor

2020 Director: Brandon Cronenberg Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean Words – Nathan Scatcherd Considering his lineage, it’s no surprise that Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor adheres to certain adjectives: nightmarish; gruesome; visceral and yet strangely delicate, its explosions of… Continue Reading “Possessor”

Shirley

2020 Director: Josephine Decker Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman, Victoria Pedretti Words – Carly Stevenson The first thing to note about Shirley is that it is not a biopic. At least not in the traditional sense. Adapted from the novel… Continue Reading “Shirley”

Relic

2020 Director: Natalie Erika James Starring: Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella Heathcote Words – Daniel McMonagle Nothing is more harrowing than experiencing the death of the ones we love. Relic, the feature debut of Australian-Japanese director Natalie Erika James, blends a haunted house story… Continue Reading “Relic”

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1968 Director: George A. Romero Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley Words – Oliver Innocent. Night of the Living Dead (NOTLD) is a key piece of ‘60s American cinema that ushered in a new wave of horror.… Continue Reading “Night of the Living Dead (1968)”