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Kill Your Lover
March 18, 2024
‘Kill Your Lover’ is smart with a nasty edge. For all its flaws, there’s a lot worth fighting for. Read Rory Doherty’s review.
In Flames
March 18, 2024
While there are hints of a transcendent blending of genres, ‘In Flames’ ultimately feels like half a vision.
Red Rooms
October 16, 2023
Reminiscent of late Verhoeven and early Cronenberg, ‘Red Rooms’ is a terrifying and propulsive look at ultra-violence in the digital age.
Poor Things
September 1, 2023
Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ is an unorthodox story of becoming, as delectable and riotous as it is unnerving and stirring.
Property Review
August 31, 2023
Brazilian home invasion horror ‘Property’ deftly navigates class and race while also crafting a grisly and terrifying experience.
Omen
June 1, 2023
Belgian-Congolese rapper Baloji’s feature film debut ‘Omen’ is a visual feast that offers a new look at grief and witchcraft.
Project Silence
May 31, 2023
Even though ‘Project Silence’ bores more than roars, director Kim Tae-gon’s move to bigger, more expensive fare isn’t a total failure.
Tropic
March 8, 2023
Despite capable performers, an attractive score, and a textured visual palate, body horror psychodrama ‘Tropic’ never fully delivers.
Nightsiren
March 5, 2023
Nightsiren leaves you with arresting, dangerous thoughts even if they felt lost in the confused finished product.
holes Hole In The Ground
November 26, 2022
From ‘A Hole In The Ground’ to ‘Onibaba’, we’re looking at the scariest, most menacing holes in horror history. Read more now.
NightMare
October 19, 2022
Read Rory Doherty’s review of ‘NightMare’ from the 2022 edition of the London Film Festival now on Dread Central.
The Wicker Man
April 11, 2022
Rory Doherty looks at ‘The Wicker Man’ and its portrayal of playful yet devious paganism, blasphemy, and the frailty of faith.