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Insidious is the new horror film from Australian director James Wan, the co-creator of the SAW franchise, but don’t hold that against him.

This is an good ol’ fashioned haunting, one with a tangible  atmosphere, strong performances and plenty of skin-crawling scares. Initially, you might argue it’s a copy of Poltergiest — indeed, its similarities are many — but Insidious, for better and worse, does eventually stand on its own two [...]

By on May 12, 2011

Not long ago, Duncan “Zowie” Jones’ biggest claim to fame was simply being the son of superstar spaceman Ziggy Stardust, or as he’s known to most mortal Earthlings, David Bowie. But that all changed when he deftly directed the indie sci-fi hit Moon, notably without the aid of any glitter or hairspray — a sure sign that his father had little to do with it.

But while Moon [...]

By on May 5, 2011

To use the immortal words of Feargal Sharkey: a good heart these days is hard to find. In a world of fearing and cynical people, all humans want is to find someone with a good heart that will respond to them the way they need them to. The people that enter our lives for one reason or another come from all parts of society and age, gender nor race affect [...]

By on March 30, 2011

If cinema were a drug, Hollywood would be the dodgy manufacturers who dilute the good stuff with inferior formulas (i.e. rom-coms) containing potentially lethal ingredients (i.e. Katherine Heigl). Every once in a while, however, they tease us cinema junkies with a clean-cut piece of entertainment that delivers an invigorating and engaging high with no nasty side effects. A film like Limitless, for example.

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