Movie Review: THE BANISHING

Jessica Brown Findlay as Marianne in THE BANISHING |©2021 Shudder

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, John Heffernan, Adam Hugill, Anya McKenna-Bruce, Jean St. Clair, Jason Thorpe, John Lynch, Sean Harris Writers: David Beton, Ray Lines & Dean Bogdanovich Director: Christopher Smith Distributor: Shudder Release Date: April 15, 2021 THE BANISHING is directed by Christopher Smith, who is responsible for the brilliant, hilarious SEVERANCE. THE BANISHING isn’t remotely amusing (and isn’t attempting to be), and it treads a familiar path, but it’s decently scary. In early 1930s England, there’s a horrific murder/suicide of a vicar and his wife at Morley Hall. Anglican bishop Malachi (John Lynch), the vicar’s superior, […]Read On »

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ALEX RIDER: Creator and executive producer Anthony Horowitz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Otto Farrant in ALEX RIDER - Season 2 | ©2020 IMDBbTV

Alex Rider is the name of the hero of writer Anthony Horowitz’s phenomenally successful YA book series, which has sold a combined total of over twenty million copies all over the world. ALEX RIDER is also the title of the new series about the character, currently streaming its first season, and renewed for a second, on Amazon and IMDBtv. Otto Farrant plays Alex, a normal London adolescent being raised by his Uncle Ian (Andrew Buchan). When Ian is murdered, Alex discovers to his shock that his relative wasn’t a banker, but rather a secret agent. The clandestine British government group […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLACK DEATH

BLACK DEATH movie poster | ©2011 Magnet Releasing

Rating: R Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, John Lynch, Tim McInnerny, David Warner Writer: Dario Poloni Director: Christopher Smith Distributor: Magnet Releasing Release Date: March 11, 2011 To compare or not to compare? There’s a particular genre movie that BLACK DEATH brings to mind, but will naming it give the game away, or indeed lead readers to wrong assumptions about the new film? Since the subgenre of Christianity vs. paganism is relatively small, let’s say there are some thematic similarities to – along with striking differences from – the original WICKER MAN (put the miserable […]Read On »

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