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    Oxygen (Review) – This Claustrophobic Thriller Will Leave You Breathless

Oxygen (Review) – This Claustrophobic Thriller Will Leave You Breathless

DIRECTOR: Alexandre Aja
CAST: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Marc Saez, Laura Boujenah, Eric Herson-Macarel
RUNNING TIME: 100 mins
CERTIFICATE: 15
BASICALLY…: A woman (Laurent) mysteriously wakes up in a cryogenic chamber which is slowly running out of air…
 

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The thought of being trapped in a small, barely functionable space with limited supplies to ensure survival is enough to trigger the fears of any claustrophobics out there who may be reading this (and to those […]

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    End of Sentence (Review) – The Kind Of Feel-Good Movie You’d Watch On A Sunday Afternoon

End of Sentence (Review) – The Kind Of Feel-Good Movie You’d Watch On A Sunday Afternoon

DIRECTOR: Elfar Adalsteins
CAST: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Andrea Irvine, Denis Conway, Lalor Roddy, David Grant Wright, Sean Mahon, Mary McEvoy, Aoibhín Murphy, Marion O’Dwyer, Joan Sheehy, Des Keogh, Áine Ní Mhuirí, Steve Blount, Daniel Mahoney, Máire Hastings, Claire Mullan
RUNNING TIME: 94 mins
CERTIFICATE: 15
BASICALLY…: A widowed father (Hawkes) and his estranged convict son (Lerman) travel to Ireland for a meaningful adventure…

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A film like End of Sentence solely […]

PREVIEW: The Woman in the Window (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Amy Adams (Arrival), Gary Oldman (Mank), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Fred Hechinger (News of the World), Wyatt Russell (Table 19), Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs. Kong), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Jeanine Serralles (Inside Llewyn Davis), Mariah Bozeman (film debut), Liza Colón-Zayas (United 93), Tracy Letts (Little Women)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Joe Wright (Atonement), director; Tracy Letts (Killer Joe), writer; Eli Bush (Lady Bird), Anthony Katagas (12 […]

PREVIEW: Some Kind of Heaven (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
(as themselves) Dennis Dean, Lynn Henry, Anne Kincer, Reggie Kincer, Gary Schwartz
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Lance Oppenheim (film debut), director, producer, editor; Darren Aronofsky (Jackie), Simon Horsman (The Bye Bye Man), Kathleen Lingo (Father Soldier Son), Melissa Oppenheim (film debut), Jeffrey Soros (Shirley) and Pacho Velez (Bastards of Utopia), producers; Ari Balouzian (Along Recovery), composer; David Bolen (Soni), cinematographer; Daniel Garber (Cam), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the Central Florida retirement community of The Villages, […]

PREVIEW: The Secrets We Keep (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Noomi Rapace (Prometheus), Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad), Chris Messina (Argo), Amy Seimetz (Pet Sematary), Jackson Dean Vincent (film debut), Miluette Nalin (film debut), Madison Paige Jones (film debut), Jeff Pope (Assassination Nation), David Maldonado (Deepwater Horizon), Ed Amatrudo (Traces of Red), Victoria Hill (First Reformed)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Yuval Adler (The Operative), director, writer; Ryan Covington (film debut), writer; Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers), Stuart Ford (Revenge of the Green Dragons), Erik Howsam (Only […]

PREVIEW: Oxygen (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Malik Zidi (Poison Friends), Marc Saez (Day of Atonement), Laura Boujenah (Silhouettes), Eric Herson-Macarel (In the Beginning)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alexandre Aja (Crawl), director, producer; Christie LeBlanc (film debut), writer; Brahim Chioua (Blue Is The Warmest Colour), Noémie Devide (Spring Breakers), Grégory Levasseur (P2) and Vincent Maraval (The Red Turtle), producers; Robin Coudert (Revenge), composer; Maxime Alexandre (Silent Hill: Revelation), cinematographer; […]

PREVIEW: I Am All Girls (18)

WHO’S IN IT?
Hlubi Mboya (Dora’s Peace), Erica Wessels (My Father’s War), Deon Lotz (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Masasa Mbangeni (Machine Gun Preacher), Mothusi Magano (Hotel Rwanda), Cindy Swanepoel (Fiela se Kind), Ben Kruger (No Hero), Khutjo Green (film debut), J.P. du Plessis (Bond of Blood), Kaseran Pillay (Shotgun Garfunkel), Tamarin du Toit (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Donovan Marsh (Spud), director; Wayne Fitzjohn (film debut) and Jarrod de Jong (Tjoklitbeksoentjies) writers, producers; Marcell Greeff […]

PREVIEW: End of Sentence (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
John Hawkes (The Sessions), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Sarah Bolger (A Good Woman Is Hard To Find), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Andrea Irvine (Evelyn), Denis Conway (The Wind that Shakes the Barley), Lalor Roddy (Grabbers), David Grant Wright (Masterless), Sean Mahon (Anthropoid), Mary McEvoy (Extra Ordinary), Aoibhín Murphy (Wolfwalkers), Marion O’Dwyer (Love, Rosie), Joan Sheehy (The Boxer), Des Keogh (Sing Street), Áine Ní […]

Monster (Review) – A Devastating Look At An Unfair System

DIRECTOR: Anthony Mandler
CAST: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Ehle, Jeffrey Wright, John David Washington, Mikey Madison, Tim Blake Nelson, Paul Ben-Victor, Jonny Coyne, Rakim “ A$AP Rocky” Mayers, Lovie Simone, Jharrel Jerome, Dorian Missick
RUNNING TIME: 98 mins
CERTIFICATE: 15
BASICALLY…: A young film student (Harrison Jr.) is accused of murder and placed on trial…

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Even after last month’s monumental guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the white monster of a police officer whose murder […]

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    Fried Barry (Review) – “Out Of This World” Doesn’t Even Cover It

Fried Barry (Review) – “Out Of This World” Doesn’t Even Cover It

DIRECTOR: Ryan Kruger
CAST: Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager, Brett Williams, Joey Cramer, Sean Cameron Michael, Steve Wall, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tamer Burjaq, Jonathan Pienaar, Colin Moss, Brendan Sean Murray
RUNNING TIME: 99 mins
CERTIFICATE: 18
BASICALLY…: An alien possesses the body of a disgruntled drug addict (Green), and takes it out for a spin across town…

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In most movies about alien possessions, it’s usually a somewhat naïve but good-natured human who’s taken over by an extra-terrestrial […]