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  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Shaun of the Dead is one of the greatest modern horror comedies and an even better hangover movie than The Hangover.

    The plot subverts a rom-com set-up by giving it a Romero twist. Shaun is a slacker who is stuck in a dead-end-job and living with unemployed school friend Ed. After splitting up with his girlfriend and a night of heavy drinking he vows to turn his life around, but unfortunately a zombie outbreak happens to occur the next day…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★★

    The Fly blends horror, romantic comedy and existential drama into something poetic and tragic. The story goes far beyond its B-movie premise while remaining a pure shot of gruesome 80s Cronenberg.

    The plot is similar to the original 1950s science fiction film, although the execution is very different. Seth Brundle is a brilliant scientist working on a teleportation device which could make all other forms of transport obsolete. After becoming involved with a journalist and her scheming boss an accident…

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★

    Ant Man and the Wasp is a space-filler of an MCU movie which doesn’t live up to the grandeur of the later Avengers films, or dip a toe into politics like Captain America. What it does have in its favour is being sharp and consistently entertaining; slightly less funny than the original film, but more creative when it comes to action scenes.

    After the events of Civil War Scott Lang, aka the new Ant Man, is under house arrest due…

  • The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden

    ★★★★½

    The Handmaiden is a twisty, dark erotic thriller. It reflects the interest in class and pitch-black farce which appears throughout Park Chan-Wook’s work, but with the sexuality and kink amped up to a sometimes uncomfortable degree.

    Nam Sook-hee, a young Korean woman, infiltrates a wealthy Japanese household as part of an elaborate scheme to seduce the heiress and steal her inheritance. However, she finds herself being seduced in a way she did not expect by the mysterious Lady Hideko, who…