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Hell Fest

13 Nov 20183 stars

A serial killer stalks a theme park on Halloween in this solid, if underwhelming, horror

Not to be confused with similarly themed 2018 horrors Blood Fest and Fright Fest, Hell Fest is a theme park-set slasher movie from editor-turned-director Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension). As generic slashers go, Hell Fest pushes…

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

12 Nov 20185 stars

The second Harry Potter prequel expands the wizarding universe to exhilarating effect

Two years on from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel-of-sorts returns with its second chapter. Again scripted by Potter creator J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, now on his sixth movie set in the author's wizard…

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)

12 Nov 20184 stars

A suicidal man hires an assassin to finish him off in this funny and surprisingly moving British debut

Writer-director Tom Edmunds makes an impressive feature debut with this hilarious British black comedy about a suicidal young man who hires a hitman to do the job for him. With a perfectly struck tone that recalls the work of the Coen Brothers, this is…

Conception and human fertility are the focus of a new documentary fiction piece

8 Nov 2018

Lucy Beech's newest film continues her exploration of women's relationships with their bodies

Lucy Beech takes real-life scenarios and subtly twists them to wring out anxiety in many aesthetically appealing forms. Her films often centre around groups of women and present relationships that feel disconcertingly slippery; women's relationships to…

The Grinch

7 Nov 20184 stars

Animated Dr Seuss adaptation retains the magic of the original material

The third adaptation of Dr. Suess' beloved Christmas classic, following the traditionally animated TV special (1966) and the live-action Jim Carrey version (2000), The Grinch is produced by Illumination, the studio behind the Despicable Me franchise.