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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Burning (2019) 

    A Thriller that’s not shy of three hours and yet engrossed me is among the biggest compliments you can pay this film. Almost hypnotic in its glacier pace as it slowly unravels the enigma of its characters and story, to the point were you don’t trust what you are seeing.

    A peculiar love triangle forms between two old neighbours and the “Korean Great Gatsby” played with such easy going confidence by The Walking Dead’s Steven Yuen that he seems…

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★★½

    The Endless (2017)

    Continuing my travel through Lovecraftian work (Colour of Space soon) with The Endless and another enjoyable and inventive take, again with sparse resources.

     Two brothers who want to escape the drudgery of their lives track down and reconnect with the “UFO Death Cult” they escaped when they are younger. However, even with more years under their belt they struggle to comprehend just what is going on here.


    Misunderstanding, improbable imagery and seemingly symbolic gibberish are all needed…

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  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★

    The Void (2016)

    Lovecraftian horror entices scores of filmmakers for its limitless visual potential but how do you give shape to something on screen that is incomprehensible to our own feeble powers of perception?

    The Voice is admirable and, for the most part, a thoroughly enjoyable answer to this question. A John Carpenter special mix is blended here to help with the heavy lifting - The Thing meets Assault on Precinct 13. Hooded cultists pen our protagonists into a hospital being decommissioned…