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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★

    The Monster Mash

    Atmospherically and visually, Coppola's cinematic conversion of Bram Stoker's illustrious fable is borderline masterful; boasting great synergy between the cinematography and editing - culminating in a beatific vision which is utterly spell-binding.
    But, unfortunately, that is precisely why Coppola's Dracula falls on its own sword.
    Its sheer competence is staggering.
    The film is a treat for the eyes, yet leaves the mind severely neglected, after countless adaptations of Stoker's source material - it becomes a necessity to…

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★★

    Hungry Like The Wolf

    A genre masterpiece, not only does An American Werewolf in London deliver a patently disturbing experience but harmonises fear and laughter which is often imitated but rarely matched.
    Critics, upon release, rather unfairly criticised the film for being 'indecisive' about what exactly it wants to be. I believe it was John Irving who claimed comedy and tragedy are in close conjunction, it's certainly a fine line walked by many but mastered by few and this definitely…

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  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★★

    'Blindspotting' is a delicate blend of outlandish humour with razor-sharp social commentary. I hate to draw parallels, but where 'Sorry to Bother You' suffered was in the clarity of the message, whereas 'Blindspotting' knows exactly what it wants to address and precisely who it's challenging. 'Blindspotting' very much plays like a comedy however when the time comes - throws down the gaunlet for discussing contemporary turmoil involving racism, police brutality, gentrification, the judiciary system and most importantly corporate and individual…

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★

    Bad Times at the El Royale with Cheese

    Drew Goddard's latest flick subverts expectations just as effective as 'Cabin in the Woods' but this time around boasting a heavy-named cast with real panache. 'Bad Times at the El Royale' is certainly a laboured film, yet it's runtime is completely justified as it simply isn't a tale which could be told in an hour and a half. The film has frequently been labelled a 'Tarantino Fan Film', but due to its…