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Hunter Killer

17 Oct 20181 star

Gerard Butler is a maverick submarine captain attempting to avert World War III in this lumbering deep-sea actioner

Essentially a two-plus hour advert for the global benefits of all-American jingoism, Hunter Killer is as blunt as it is bland. Director Donovan Marsh (Spud, Avenged) has religiously followed the Michael Bay playbook, combing gung-ho action with…

Suspiria

16 Oct 20184 stars

LFF 2018: Luca Guadagnino draws from a wide pool of inspiration for his reimaging of Dario Argento's horror classic

Luca Guadagnino's remake of Dario Argento's horror landmark Suspiria continually acknowledges its predecessor (original star Jessica Harper appears), yet looks to the cinema of Rainer Werner Fassbinder for aesthetic and political inspiration. The Tanz…

Halloween

15 Oct 20183 stars

David Gordon Green steps into the directors chair for this solid sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 slasher classic

Forty years after John Carpenter's 1978 original helped reinvigorate the ailing big-screen horror genre, director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Manglehorn, Stronger) reanimates the slasher classic for a new generation. In blending old ideas…

Science Fair

15 Oct 20183 stars

Heart-warming documentary following gifted international students as they compete at the annual International Science and Engineering Fair

A heart-warming, competition-based documentary in the style of Spellbound, Mad Hot Ballroom and Sounds Like Teen Spirit, Science Fair follows several gifted students as they prepare to enter the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair…

Destroyer

15 Oct 20185 stars

LFF 2018: Nicole Kidman puts in a transformative performance as an alcoholic LAPD detective on the hunt for revenge

Director Karyn Kusama has crafted an intensely menacing LA noir starring a phenomenal Nicole Kidman as a grizzled, alcoholic police detective on the hunt for bloody revenge. It's a transformative role that calls for Kidman to be dirtied up, bruised and…