‘Scream (2022)’ Review: A Sharp, Funny and Brutal Revival

When it comes to franchises, the cinematic genre of horror is often known for an abundance of sequels that sometimes shift away from the original’s intentions. Thankfully, failure isn’t a guarantee, as some filmmakers have proven that all you need is a well-crafted story in order to create a movie worthy of a famous lineage. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Scream (2022) is a sharp, funny and brutal revival of an iconic slasher series. Offering a narrative angle that is perfectly meta, this is a story that impressively honours Wes Craven’s legacy.

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‘The Power of the Dog’ Review: A Delightful Display of Top-Class Acting

The Power of the Dog Review

The exploration of relationships and the individuals within them can be a highly effective avenue for cinematic stories. If approached correctly, the complex personalities and emotions of mankind can allow for a narrative that excels in many ways. Written and directed by Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog is a captivating journey into the lives of flawed people in a by-gone era. While it may not handle all its themes with the grace that they deserve, the impressive cast is able to elevate the material well beyond its impediments.

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The Cinema Cult’s Top 10 Films of 2021

Top 10 Films of the Year

2021 has been a massive year for cinema. With movies making their way back to the theatre, a number of 2020’s delayed films have finally been released in the last 365 days. This has resulted in a plethora of good, great and forgettable features. But this is not a list for 2021’s poorest releases, it is one for the best. Without further ado, here are The Cinema Cult’s top 10 films of 2021.

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‘Belfast’ Review: Magnificently Shot and Wonderfully Pleasant

Belfast Review

Every year, before the Oscars, audiences are offered the latest films within the drama category. Often period pieces focused on emotional journeys, it is clear that these movies have always been favoured over other genres for awards. Cynicism aside, these features are usually well-made and frequently moving. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is magnificently shot and wonderfully pleasant. It’s a film made of many positives but, despite this, is unlikely to be one that conjures an enduring legacy.

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‘Last Night in Soho’ Review: Beautifully Shot, Seductively Thrilling and Expertly Made

Last Night in Soho Review

Beginning his cinematic career helming the micro-budgeted A Fistful of Fingers, Edgar Wright has spent almost 20 years developing his unique style across a number of fan-favourite features. Although many of his projects include quite a bit of comedy, his recent filmmaking endeavours have gone in a more serious direction, proving that he has all the skills required to be a multi-faceted master of the big screen. Co-written with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, the new Edgar Wright movie, Last Night in Soho, tells a brilliant story about the pain that can lie beneath a delightful facade. Some minor flaws aside, this release is beautifully shot, seductively thrilling and expertly made.

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