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COHERENCE
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COHERENCE

★★★☆☆ Dir: James Ward Byrkit (2014) James Ward Byrkit‘s low budget sci-fi film blends Shane Caruth‘s obscure, sharp and almost impenetrable Primer with the pop horror of a Twilight Zone episode as a dinner party unfolds over one bizarro world night in the American suburbs. The presence of a comet in the night sky brings up a … Continue reading

OUIJA
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OUIJA

★☆☆☆☆ Dir: Stiles White (2014) Finally! Michael Bay and Hasbro get together and make the routinely boring, tediously obvious and downright terrible long-awaited film version of that old party freak out favourite; The humble old iconic Ouija board. Jason Blum of Blumhouse and Paranormal Activity fame can pretty much attach his name to any horror film, … Continue reading

HOUSEBOUND
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HOUSEBOUND

★★★★☆ Dir: Gerard Johnstone (2014) New Zealand rejoice! After this year’s rather brilliant What We Do In The Shadows comes this incredibly funny Peter Jackson inspired comic/horror by first timer Gerard Johnstone. Housebound gets the balance between the two genres just right as the troubled and angry young Kylie (Morgana O’Reilly) is sent home under house arrest to her … Continue reading

LAGGIES
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LAGGIES

★★★☆☆ Dir: Lynn Shelton (2014) Keira Knightly drops the square shoulders and the stiff upper lip to play a lazy and lost twenty-something on the brink of marriage in Lynn Shelton‘s Laggies. If you can get past the sigh inducing set up (a stalled young woman escapes her impending suburban life by becoming friends with a teenage … Continue reading

WILD
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WILD

★★★★☆ Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) Cheryl Strayed‘s best selling novel Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found is the blueprint here for Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée. Wild is the often beautiful, sometimes hallucinogenic document of Strayed’s epiphytic walk, alone, on the 1,100 mile Pacific Crest Trail after the death of her beloved mother from cancer in … Continue reading

THE IMITATION GAME
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THE IMITATION GAME

★★★☆☆ Dir: Morten Tyldum (2014) The very machine I’m typing this on may not have been possible without the work of Alan Turing; Even the symbol (an apple with a bite taken out of it) eerily, yet coincidentally, shadows the great mathematician’s deeply sad final days. A genius, a code breaker, a war hero without firing a … Continue reading

UNBROKEN
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UNBROKEN

★★★☆☆ Dir: Angelina Jolie (2014) A film engineered and marketed for the big awards season which didn’t make the splash everyone suspected it would; Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken (her second effort behind the camera) does everything on the academy check list and does it fairly well. It’s a shame then that the true life story of Olympian Louie Zamperini and … Continue reading