THE 5TH WAVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J Blakeson Stars: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Live Schreiber, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston, Alex Rose, Zackary Arthur, Maika Monroe, Tony Revolori, Terry Serpico, Talitha Bateman. The 5th Wave is the latest adaptation of a bestselling Young Adult novel to hit the screens. But unlike those other recent YA franchises set in a dystopian world - The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc - The Fifth Wave is set in the present day in a recogniseable and familiar world. With its story about a group of teens fighting back against a Continue reading

THE GUEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Wingard Stars: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendon Meyer, Lance Riddick. Whenever I get the MIFF catalogue the first two sections I always check out are the NextGen sidebar and the late night horror offerings as part of the Night Shift, because they often feature some of the best and strongest films and often unearth an unexpected little gem. This year the Night Shift program yielded one of MIFF's guilty pleasures with The Guest, a tough and twisted action film with elements of horror that seems like a Continue reading

IT FOLLOWS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Robert Mitchell Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Lili Sepe, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Daniel Zovatto. A brief sexual encounter between Jay (Maika Monroe, from The Guest, etc) and Hugh (Jake Weary) has terrifying consequences. An unwanted and malevolent presence begins following Jay everywhere and seems intent on killing her. The problem is that only she can see this mysterious and relentless boogeyman, and it can even change shape. Jay's sister Kelly (Lili Sepe) and her friends Paul (Keir Gilchrist) and the bookish Yara Continue reading