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Released: 14 June Certificate: 15 Creator: Melissa Rosenberg Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Daredevil Re-watch Season 3 of Daredevil and pretend that it was Marvel Netflix’s final triumphant bow. The days of Jessica Jones’ compelling, radical season one seem like a long way away.
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Released: Out now Creator: Neil Gaiman Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jack Whitehall, Adria Arjona, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson Distributor: Amazon Prime Video If you like this, try… American Gods This Neil Gaiman adaptation is tonally very different to Good Omens, but is an interesting comparison. The very things that have made Sir Terry Pratchett
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Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Robert Eggers Writer: Max Eggers, Robert Eggers Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe Distributor: TBC After the exquisitely crafted The Witch, director Robert Eggers returns with an intense two-hander starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers stuck in a perpetual nightmare of booze, hard graft and tall tales.
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After the accomplished slow-burn horror of Under The Shadow, director Babak Anvari, claws his way through a grotesque body horror that pays disturbing homage to David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Nic Roeg. Armie Hammer stars as a New Orleans bartender named Will who spends his time procrastinating in the dirty little dive bar where he
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Released: TBC Director: Alice Furtado Writer: Alice Furtado, Leonardo Levis Cast: Luiza Kosovski, Juan Paiva, Digao Ribeiro Distributor: TBC There are shades of Claire Denis’ charged eroticism in this Brazilian zombie film from debut director Alice Furtado, which she co-wrote with Leonardo Levis. A horny teenaged girl’s desires turn into a potent and dangerous brew
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Released: Out now Certificate: 18 Director: Richard Shepard Cast: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Black Swan Natalie Portman plays a troubled ballet dancer who becomes convinced her peers are out to ruin her. “It’s what’s expected of us,” is a fittingly tongue-in-cheek line repeated throughout Netflix’s The
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Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Lorcan Finnegan Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garett Shanley Cast: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg Distributor: TBC Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg star as a couple who get stuck in domestic hell after following a strange estate agent to a housing complex. Modern anxieties and aspirations concerning home ownership, consumerism and attaining the
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Released: 22 May 2019 Certificate: PG Director: Guy Ritchie Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Alan Tudyk (voice), Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad Distributor: Disney If you like this, try… Aladdin It’s Robin Williams being Robin Williams. You can’t go wrong. Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin had some big blue shoes to fill. Yet this remake
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It was only a matter of time before Jessica Hausner’s clinical visual style was applied to science-fiction. In Little Joe, the Austrian director’s first feature in the English-language, her deliberately artificial aesthetic (see Amour Fou) seeps into the very topics of the story. Emily Beecham plays Alice, a plant breeder at a corporation that is
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Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Creator: Christopher Keyser Cast: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Aldon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Jack Mulhern, Rachel Keller Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Lost A group of plane crash survivors try to figure out a way to escape a mystical island. A sci-fi mystery gets
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Released: 10 May Certificate: PG Director: Rob Letterman Cast: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly Cast: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse, Rita Ora Distributor: Warner Bros If you like this, try… Who Framed Roger Rabbit Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking effects-aided mystery is a clear inspiration
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Previously, on the Avengers: Thanos (Josh Brolin) used the Infinity Gauntlet to murder half of all living creatures in the universe. Surviving superheroes Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man
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Released: 11 April 2019 Certificate: 15 Director: Neil Marshall Writer: Andrew Cosby Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, Sophie Okonedo Distributor: Lionsgate If you like this, try… Lifeforce Tobe Hooper’s London-set naked alien vampire movie is a clear inspiration for the R-rated batshit antics It’s as unfair to approach
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Author: Nina Allan Publisher: riverrun Released: 4 April 2019 Buy on Amazon If you like this, try… The Rift by Nina Allan A woman’s missing sister returns with an impossible story of another world “Unclassifiable” can be such a lovely thing. It’s easy to understand why we’re always in such a rush to put stories
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From Jordan Peele, writer and director of Get Out, comes Us — a new horror film following Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston Duke), and their two children Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Jason (Evan Alex) as the family vacations in Santa Cruz CA, where something terrible had happened to Adelaide as a
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Released: 4 April 2019 Certificate: 15 Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Cast: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz Distributor: Paramount If you like this, try… Wendigo Larry Fessenden’s creepy take on the Wendigo legend. The recent surge of Stephen King adaptations for the small and big screen makes complete sense considering what confusing and scary
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Released: 29 March 2019 Certificate: 18 Director: Jonas Åkerlund Writer: Dennis Magnusson, Jonas Åkerlund Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer Distributor: Arrow Films If you like this, try… Green Room Nazi Punks are the enemy in Jeremy Saulnier’s gory and visceral horror starring the late Anton Yelchin. Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund comes well equipped
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Released: 4 April Certificate: 12A Director: Tim Burton Cast: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins Distributor: Walt Disney Studios If you like this, try… Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Burton and Green’s earlier collaboration boasts monsters, time travel and youngsters with weird and wonderful abilities. Few filmmakers mix
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