Nope

There are not many directors who have made such an impact on the movie landscape as Jordan Peele. His first two films, Get Out and Us, have already become regarded as greats of the horror genre, while his latest film, Nope, was one of the year’s most anticipated films. Now it has arrived, has Peele…

Men

Alex Garland is a writer and director who isn’t happy with delivering straightforward, easy-to-access cinema. With films like Ex-Machina and Annihilation on his CV, he pushes the boundaries of movie making with visually stunning treats and mind-blowing storytelling. Now comes his latest, Men, a modern-day horror fairy tale that, like his previous films, is beautiful,…

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

If ever there was a more apt title to a movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is it. A visually head-spinning film with a mind-boggling plot, although at its heart, is suspiciously simple. It also is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe that is more of a horror film than others. This could be…

Morbius

When I was a child, reading Marvel comics in the seventies, I discovered horror comics with a sense of controversy. Not being allowed to watch horror films due to my age, this was the only chance to get close to scares. Morbius, the Living Vampire, was one such comic character who was originally a villain…

Scream

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mickey Madison, Jasmin Savoy Brown Written by: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick and (based on the characters created) Kevin Williamson Running Time 114 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 14th January 2022 About halfway through this sequel, reboot,…

Titane

Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh, Mara Cissé Written by: Julia Ducournau, (writing consultants) Jacques Akchoti, Simonetta Greggio and Jean-Christophe Bouzy. Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 31st December 2021 Watching so many films over a year can leave you forgetting a large proportion of them. Some…

Last Night in Soho

Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham, Synnove Karlsen, Michael Ajao Written by: Krysty Wilson-Cairns and (also story) Edgar Wright Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 29th October 2021 Edgar Wright is a cinephile of the highest order. You have to watch his films…

Candyman

Director: Nia DaCosta Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams Written by: Jordan Peele, Nia DaCosta, Win Rosenfeld, (based on the film ‘Candyman’) Bernard Rose and (short story ‘The Forbidden’) Clive Barker Running Time: 15 Cert: 15 Release date: 27th August 2021 Legend has it that he will come if…

Old

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin MacKenzie, Abbie Lee Written by: M. Night Shyalaman, (based on the graphic novel “Sandcastles”) Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederick Peeters Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd July 2021 I remember when The Sixth Sense came out and how…

Freaky

Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Emily Holder, Alan Ruck Written by: Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd July 2021 It is so hard to be original these days in the world of movie-making. Most people say that all stories have…

Saint Maud

Director: Rose Glass Starring: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Knight, Lily Frazer, Turlough Convery, Rosie Sansom Written by: Rose Glass Running Time: 84 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th October 2020 With the releases of big blockbuster movies seeming to have halted, it’s time the smaller, independent films to take the limelight. One such film is the creepy psychological horror,…

The New Mutants

Director: Josh Boone Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Happy Anderson, Blu Hunt Written by: Josh Boone and Knate Lee Running Time: 94 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th September 2020 The New Mutants is the latest in a long line of X-Men spin-off produced by 20th Century Fox. Made over two years ago, this has been…