Review: The Vast Of Night (2020) – Something On The Air

Sierra McCormick in The Vast of Night The influences behind first time director Andrew Patterson's The Vast of Night are too various to name, from an opening that makes out that this sci-fi horror mesh is an episode of the original Twilight Zone to a series of monologues reminiscent of old 1950s radio plays, Patterson …

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Review: The Invisible Man (2020) – Heard But Not Seen

While Leigh Whannell's previous feature Upgrade looked at the way technology removes our freedom and choice from us, sometimes quickly but more often than not slowly and without notice. His latest, an adaptation of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, similarly toys with its characters freedom but here the constricting forces are different. Be it …

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Review: Alita: Battle Angel (2019) – Wide Eyed Naivete

Trying to say something new is every filmmakers goal, or at least it should be with everything they do. Be it something little, a human eccentricity that highlights a story or an emotion or something huge, like Avatar's brave new world of new and wondrous creatures. You don't have to construct a whole new world …

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Review: The Innocents Season 1 (2018) – Inside, Looking Out

When we first meet June McDaniel (Sorcha Groundsell) all we know is shes a girl struggling with her fathers' overprotective nature, a girl struggling to be normal while under the thumb of someone else. What we come to know about June is that the word normal should never be used in the same sentence as …

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Looking Back: The OA Season 1 – Finding Strength Through Belief

You might find yourself asking why review The OA at all. Firstly it came out at the end of 2016 with little advertising by Netflix at all almost as if they were trying to bury it, much like Amazon did with Zoe. Secondly its not a film, at least not in the conventional sense. Finally, …

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