Review // The Rental

Looking for a celebratory weekend away before starting a major project together, co-workers Charlie (Dan Stevens) and wife Michelle (Alison Brie), along with their friends Mina (Sheila Vand) and boyfriend - Charlie’s brother Josh (Jeremy Allen White), book a stay at a secluded vacation home. The best way to describe The Rental would be something like The…

Feature // American Psycho: 20 Years On

While plenty films have brought viewers into the destructive and disturbing minds of psychopaths over the years, none since have done it quite like Mary Harron’s American Psycho did back in 2000. Cinema's serial killers and psychopaths both fictional and real are generally motivated by bad upbringings or their displeasures with society - but that’s…

Review // Doctor Sleep

Adapting the works of iconic horror author Stephen King is no simple task, but writer/director Mike Flanagan makes it look easy while pulling double duty in a fitting sequel to Kubrick's horror classic. I had an odd sense of intrigue towards this film, especially with news of Flanagan being behind the camera. For those that don’t…

Review // The Lighthouse

With his 2016 feature debut The Witch, writer/director Robert Eggers established himself as a big name and has fittingly returned with The Lighthouse, a dark and stormy tale of cabin fever at its finest.  Taking place on an isolated New England island in the 1890s, The Lighthouse follows two lighthouse keepers: the experienced Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe)…

Review // Ad Astra

The search for truth on an astronomical scale, James Gray's space epic is a thought provoking deep dive into expectation and self determination. Gray's last film, The Lost City of Z, followed explorer Percy Fawcett's 1925 expedition into Amazonia in a part originally written with Brad Pitt in mind. In Ad Astra he finally takes Gray's lead…

Review // Chernobyl (E1-3)

It is no exaggeration to state that HBO-Sky Atlantic’s new miniseries “Chernobyl” is perhaps one of the scariest things on television right now. More than a disaster story, it’s a full on true life horror. “1:23:45” - Episode One “Do you taste metal?” The creation of Craig Mazin (writer of The Hangover Parts II &…

Feature // 50 Years of Zombies

Illustration by Thomas Durham. Ah October, the month when horror is under the spotlight and everyone is searching for something scary to watch. This October however, is a little more special, marking the 50th anniversary of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead. So much more than just another movie anniversary, this film is a landmark…