THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fede Alvarez Stars: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvie Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Lakeith Stanfield, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Mikael Persbrandt, Christopher Convery. The Girl In The Spider’s Web is the fourth installment in the Millennium series of dark and misogynistic Scandinavian crime thrillers created by the late Stieg Larsson, who died of a heart attack in 2004. The novels centred around Lisbeth Salander, an unlikely anti-heroine for the twentieth century – a tattooed and heavily pierced computer hacker who had survived Continue reading

UNFRIENDED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leo Gabriadze Stars: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Courtney Halverson, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysoicki, Renee Olstead, Matthew Bohrer, Heather Sossaman. Paranormal cyber activity? This low budget but effectively spooky vengeful ghost story deals with the pervasive issue of cyberbullying, a serious topic that is still ripe for exploitation. This gives Unfriended a relevance and immediacy missing from most teen horror films these days. An unflattering video nasty of a high schoolgirl named Laura Barns was posted on YouTube, depicting her drunk Continue reading