INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adam Robitel Stars: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Bruce Davison, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson, Kirk Acevedo, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope. The fourth and (hopefully) final instalment in the supernatural Insidious franchise works as more of a prequel as it gives us the backstory of parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), who has been the mainstay of the series since its inception in 2011. In the Insidious timeline, The Last Key fits neatly between the original Continue reading

BACKTRACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Petroni Stars: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, George Shevtsov, Malcolm Kennard, Bruce Spence, Jennia Baird, Chloe Bayliss. Backtrack is an atmospheric Aussie psychological thriller with supernatural undertones that borrows elements from the superior The Sixth Sense and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, amongst others. The film explores themes of grief, redemption, loss, forgiveness, and confronting the ghosts of the past. Troubled psychologist Peter Bower (played by Oscar winner Adrien Brody, from The Pianist, etc) Continue reading

THE WITCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Eggers Stars: Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw. Set in a New England colony in the early 1700s, before the time of the Salem witch trials, this is a slow burn drama about a family torn apart by witchcraft and demonic possession. A God fearing puritanical family is expelled from their community for the sin of "prideful conceit" and forced to fend for themselves by living off the land near a forest. The forest becomes a source of evil, a bit like with the low budget The Blair Witch Project. The family is Continue reading

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton. Not to be confused with Amy Berg's documentary of the same name which explored the controversial issue of the systemic decades long cover up of pedophile priests within the Catholic church, Deliver Us From Evil is inspired by the story of Ralph Sarchie. Sarchie was an NYPD officer who worked the mean streets of the Bronx and on a daily basis saw the evil that men do as he dealt with some of the Continue reading