Review – High Life

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Like superstar actors and directors, many modern-day production companies have built a following from the quality of the work they create. An example of this is A24, with their creator driven approach. In recent years, they have released movies such as Heriditary and Moonlight, garnering much praise from the independent film crowd. Co-written and directed by Claire Denis, High Life is a release that many have been anticipating. While being a visceral science-fiction experience, this is a movie that unfortunately is not able to tell the story its provocative imagery deserves.

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Review – Beast

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A successful thriller is able to take its audiences on a ever-unfolding ride that keeps you guessing at every turn. While some releases in the genre take a fast and loud approach, others are able to build anticipation with the quiet development of its characters and their interactions. Written and directed by Michael Pierce, Beast is a character driven piece that successfully builds each part of its story, keeping you thoroughly intrigued throughout.

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Review – Us

Throughout the history of horror, different filmmakers have attempted to innovate and reinvigorate a sometimes repetitive genre. From the birth of body-horror to the rise of the slasher, the process of scaring movie-goers has taken many forms over the years. Following up the incredibly successful Get Out, writer/director Jordan Peele’s new film Us continuous to deliver a more socially-conscious angle within his own brand of horror. Unfortunately, while it is extremely well made, the scariest part of Us is its contrived mess of a story.

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Review – Dragged Across Concrete

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While some movies follow likeable characters that we want to support, others go down a path filled with imperfection, presenting us with unpleasant individuals that are deeply intriguing at the same time. Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, Dragged Across Concrete is a remarkable and ruthless experience that confidently prioritises its story over mainstream appeal.

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