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Bad Neighbors
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Bad Neighbors

★★★★☆ Dir: Nicholas Stoller (2014) The charming and funny Seth Rogen stars alongside an equally loveable Rose Byrne in this nasty piece of frat house fun. Bad Neighbors (or just Neighbors if you like) is Animal House for a generation still trying desperately to shake the damage that the gross out comedy did with American Pie in the latter half of the 90s. … Continue reading

Afflicted
Review

Afflicted

★★★☆☆ Dir:  Derek Lee & Clif Prowse (2014) Life long Canadian buddies Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (reportedly playing exaggerated versions of themselves) set out on a modern, total social media coverage, round the world trip; Their farewell is brisk and friendly and the pair shoot everything as a warm up for documenting their journey for all their friends back home. “Derek and Clif are … Continue reading

Code Black
Review

Code Black

★★★★☆ Dir: Ryan McGarry (2013) MD / Film-maker might not be a tag that one sees too often but Ryan McGarry‘s Code Black, a brisk dissection of Los Angeles County Hospital’s most vital room and it’s thought process, wins mostly because of it’s behind the scenes knowledge. It’s also deftly and swiftly told. It somehow acts … Continue reading

Oculus
Review

Oculus

★★★★☆ Dir: Mike Flanagan (2014) After the dirty, low-budget and fairly great Absentia, Mike Flanagan expands on his short film Oculus to create a great little horror film which does contain many familiar elements but succeeds brilliantly due to a fascinating dual time frame structure and some fast, clever scripting. The idea is a pilfering of classic 60s, … Continue reading

Raze
Review

Raze

★★☆☆☆ Dir: Josh C. Waller (2014)  Tarantino find, ex Xena stunt double and all round ass kicking Kiwi Zoë Bell stars in this exploitation throw back effort which finds us trapped with 50 imprisoned women, forced to fight to the death in order to save their families. There’s really not much more than that to Raze which is an incredible … Continue reading

Edge of Tomorrow
Review

Edge of Tomorrow

★★★☆☆ Dir: Doug Liman (2014)  Tom Cruise continues on his mission to become the oldest action hero of recent memory with this dazzling, funny but ultimately empty science fiction flick. A hybrid of Groundhog Day and Starship Troopers, or Source Code and Aliens if you like, which charms us with a must-try-harder gaming mentally never before seen in … Continue reading