REVIEW: King of Thorn (2009)

A viral contagion known as the 'medusa virus' sweeps across the globe, causing its victims bodies to spontaneously fossilise and shatter. A select number of the infected are cryogenically frozen inside a special facility on the Scottish coast, to be revived when a cure has been found for the disease. When the infected wake, they ...

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

When John Wick hit the screens back in 2014, it felt like a breath of fresh air for American action cinema. It utilised a simple, clean story - a retired assassin (a perfectly cast Keanu Reeves) goes out for revenge when a gangster's son murders his dog - and told it with a knowing and ridiculous surfeit ...

REVIEW: Lion (2016)

Five year-old Saroo lives in Khandwa, India. After getting onto the wrong train he soon finds himself 1,600 kilometres away in Calcutta, unable to speak the language or to ever find his way home. Eventually he is adopted by Australians Sue and John Brierley (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Decades later, an adult Saroo discovers ...

REVIEW: The Virgin Queen (1955)

It is the year 1581. Captain Walter Raleigh (Richard Todd), freshly returned to England from war in Ireland, ingratiates his way into the court of Queen Elizabeth I (Bette Davis). He hopes the gain the Queen's permission to launch a naval venture, but instead finds himself trapped in court as her new favourite. The Virgin ...

REVIEW: Alien Covenant (2017)

In the early 22nd century the colony ship Covenant is in the middle of its long journey to a new planet when a stellar phenomenon critically damages the ship and kills its captain. While the surviving crew conduct repairs they receive a mysterious human signal from an uncharted planet just three weeks away. Once there, ...

REVIEW: Four Lions (2010)

Omar (Riz Ahmed) leads a small terrorist cell in suburban England. While he and his cousin Waj (Kayvan Novak) travel to Pakistan to train in an Al Qaeda camp, their friend Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) tries to train crows to carry bombs while the antagonistic Barry (Nigel Lindsay) decides to recruit activist and amateur rapper Hassan (Arsher ...

REVIEW: Shock Wave (2017)

Cheung Choi-san (Andy Lau) is a senior officer in Hong Kong's Explosive Ordnance Disposal bureau (EOD). Six months after helping foil a major bank robbery, he is confronted by that robbery's escaped mastermind Hung Kai-pang (Jiang Wu) - who is holding Hong Kong's Cross-Harbour Tunnel hostage and seeking revenge. Shock Wave is a new Hong ...

REVIEW: Ip Man (2008)

In the 1930s, wealthy land owner Ip Man (Donnie Yen) is one of the most talented martial artists in the Chinese city of Foshan - although unlike his contemporaries he shies from the spotlight and does not run his own wing chun school. When China is invaded by the Japanese, a brutal general named Miura ...

REVIEW: Lost and Love (2015)

It is estimated that roughly 70,000 children are kidnapped in China every year. Human traffickers snatch children from their homes and off the street to sell for foreign adoption, and often to domestic Chinese families desperate to have a child that they have been unable to produce themselves. Partially inspired by a true story, Peng ...

REVIEW: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are two dead-end 27 year-olds living in Palm Beach. When a chance encounter with former high school classmate Heather Mooney (Janeane Garofalo) reveals their school is hosting a 10 year reunion, they head back to Arizona to re-live their teenage dreams and invent fake careers to impress the former ...

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