Big Screen, QUESTS

SCREEN QUEST: RAW

REVIEW RAW is an unsettling film that gets under your skin and stays there like a terrible, tunnelling disease. Some of the early scenes are the most compelling as Justine (Garance Marillier) joins her older sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) at veterinary college. The newbie is thrown into a radical hazing that provides both the trigger […]

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

To many critics, Kong is always – and only – the A-list original and Peter Jackson’s handsome remake. They forget that RKO went for cheap thrills with SON OF KONG and get snooty when Dino De Laurentiis’s enjoyable KING KONG and KING KONG LIVES swing into view. However, there has been another parallel universe – one of island gods […]

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FEAR ITSELF

(2015) 1hr 28min Made almost entirely from existing horror films, Charlie Lyne’s Halloween haul of clips was originally commissioned for BBC iPlayer but has now been remastered for the big screen. Delightfully abandoning canonical reverence and best-of oversight, FEAR ITSELF is a study of how it feels to be at the horror movies. Using films he’s seen, half-remembered and […]

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

(2016) 1hr 27min Regardless of the veracity – and relative superficiality – of this handsomely staged documentary, the stirring sight of eagle and hunter owning the air never gets old. In moving pictures? Any and every time the eagles take flight. Featured image: THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (2016)

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