Horror films are rarely recognised for anything outside of their jump scares, especially when it comes to winning at big award shows such as the Oscars.
Author: Luke Banyai
After having seen Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead at the tender age of 13, it began a love for horror films that eventually expanded into a love for all genres.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: The Films of Martin Scorsese
Best Movie Snack: Honey Soy Chicken Potato Chips and a 6 pack.
Black comedies are a rare and successful beast when it comes to that particular sub-genre; they tend to divide audiences more than any other certain style.
It must be said that every filmmaker doesn’t set out to intentionally make a bad film, in fact they have every intention of making an entertaining film at the very least, whether it’s paying homage to a sub-genre such as 70’s Grindhouse exploitation, or like in the case of the new James Franco movie releasing soon, The Disaster Artist, that goes behind the scenes of one of the most celebrated bad films of all time, The Room (2003).
One thing to keep in mind before viewing The Killing of a Sacred Deer is that if you have seen director Yorgos Lanthimos’ previous work, which includes The Lobster (2015) and Dogtooth (2009), then you might almost be prepared for what’s in store.
Throughout 80’s cinema there was a spike in buddy-cop action comedies, creating an entire sub-genre of movies that defined an era that to this day, is rarely seen matched.
Bolshoy takes us into the world of a high class ballet school where the students are pushed to their limits of skill, essentially growing up where literally every step they make is judged by their peers.
Jigsaw marks the 8th film in the Saw series, and whilst it presents itself as a semi-reboot of the franchise, it really is a case of – seen one Saw film, seen them all.
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, retaliation was one of the first things that the American government and Army pursued, as featured in the upcoming film, 12 Strong.
Since IT has hit box office gold and claimed the mantle of the highest grossing horror film of all time (not adjusted for inflation), it’s worth looking back to see why Stephen King adaptations from page to screen, have such a hit and miss ratio.
Gerald’s Game is a little surprise package of a film that really packs a punch, and continues to throw jabs left and right until the wince inducing finale.
In what seems like an attempt to start up another Jason Bourne type franchise, American Assassin falls short due to a lacklustre screenplay and a somewhat bland lead performance, but there is still some fun to be had here.
The immense hype IT has built has been of blockbuster proportions, with the highest number of views ever recorded for a movie trailer on YouTube. So the big question is, does it live up to it? Yes and no, is the only answer that comes to mind.
Luc Besson’s epic space saga Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets can be best described as an overly ambitious, beautiful looking mess.