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Should I Watch..? 'Memento'

After being dazzled by Christopher Nolan's latest feature 'Tenet', Benjamin Cox goes back to his breakout feature film and realises that Nolan is possibly the best director currently working anywhere. And has been for some time...

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Should I Watch..? 'Sliver'

Still riding high after her career making performance in 'Basic Instinct', Sharon Stone followed up one erotic thriller with another. Talk about typecasting! Benjamin Cox thinks lightning is unlikely to strike twice...

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Should I Watch..? 'Tenet'

Rare is the film that gives Benjamin Cox an adrenaline rush immediately after viewing. And it's not just because COVID-19 had kept him waiting for this masterpiece from Christopher Nolan...

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Should I Watch..? 'Gravity'

MIssing this space-set thriller in cinemas, Benjamin Cox wasn't about to make the same mistake twice when he bought it on home release. Trouble is, some films are meant to be watched on a big screen...

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"The Lighthouse" (2019) - Review

If you’re the type of horror buff that enjoys the theory-crafting aspect of filmmaking, then you’ll be extremely entertained by this film. If not, then you might think this film is, as my wonderful significant other stated, “whack.”

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"7500" Movie Review

Though marketed as a somewhat cheesy, Liam Neeson-esque thriller, writer-director Patrick Vollrath’s debut 7500 (streaming free on Amazon Prime) has a surprisingly decent amount of heft to it and is anchored by yet another rock-solid performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. One of the more vastly ...

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'Uncut Gems' (2019) - Film Review

'Uncut Gems' is a fast paced crime/thriller that puts you on the edge of your seat throughout. I will break down how the Safdie brothers do this and discuss the brilliant performances by all of the actors.

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Should I Watch..? 'Dead Calm'

The idea of sailing away might seem appealing right now in these days of quarantine but after watching this film, you might think twice. Benjamin Cox looks back at a genuine thriller, one which launched Kidman's career into the stratosphere.

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"The Coldest Game" Movie Review

Set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, Polish writer-director Łukasz Kośmicki’s first feature The Coldest Game has all the trappings of an edge-of-your-seat period thriller. Spies, microfilms, poison, and even an international chess tournament all feature ...

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Should I Watch..? 'Vertigo'

Can this film really be the best of all time, if the experts are to be believed? Benjamin Cox isn't convinced but that doesn't mean that the film shouldn't be excluded from the conversation...

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"Knives Out" Movie Review

In a manner befitting the stick-’em-with-the-pointy-end weapons in its title, Knives Out slices and dices the whodunnit genre, arriving in theaters as one of the more entertaining films of the year. Writer-director Rian Johnson (Looper) has crafted a unique and deliciously clever ensemble film ...

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"Earthquake Bird" Movie Review

Buried somewhere under the foundation of the latest throw-away Netflix thriller is a halfway-decent, moody suspense flick. The problem is, it’s buried so deep that no one can even begin to know it’s there, much less find it. And, after only ten or so minutes of watching Earthquake Bird, it’s ...

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"The Good Liar" Movie Review

How Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren have never had the opportunity to share the screen is beyond me and, after seeing their performances in Bill Condon’s The Good Liar, may even be grounds for criminal neglect. The two are, at ages 80 and 74 respectively, at the top of their game and could be ...

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"Fractured" Movie Review

Following up his taut 2018 political thriller Beirut, director Brad Anderson has decided to join the growing throngs in offering up his latest feature on Netflix. Good thing, since it saves you from plunking down a ten-spot (or more) on Fractured in the theater and then grappling with the lousy ...

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'The Fanatic' Review: Misery Loves Company

Coming to digital and on-demand services Friday, August 30, crazed fan Moose (John Travolta) scoots and sputters his way into action star Hunter Dunbar's (Devon Sawa) life. From the mind of Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, The Fanatic is 100-minutes of pure, unfiltered anxiety.

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Should I Watch..? 'Reservoir Dogs'

In light of Tarantino's latest hitting the circuit, Benjamin Cox goes back to look at his electrifying directorial debut and wonders whether it's still worth a watch. Although he's keeping his ears covered up, obviously...

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"The Highwaymen" Movie Review

Despite Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker’s standing as one of the most notorious duos of the twentieth century, Hollywood certainly hasn’t brought their story to the big screen very often—Arthur Penn’s 1967 masterpiece Bonnie and Clyde is the only major production so far, in fact. And Texas Ranger ...

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'Reservoir Dogs' Review

The movie that launched Tarantino's career in the right direction. In theory, this could have been another boring heist movie, but Tarantino always makes a genre or plot his own.

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Movie Review: 'The Prestige' (2006)

Two rival magicians try to outdo each other throughout their lives. This leads to the murder of magician Robert Angier. How will this end? Will either Alfred or Robert fall because of their obsession with each other? Is this movie worth your time and money? Let's find out!

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'Rear Window' Review - Looking In

So much can be seen by looking out of an apartment window. This is the story of L.B. Jeffries and what he sees out of his rear window. This is a story of the many lives of his neighbors and the death of one of them.