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Movie Review – The Invisible Man

This is not the monster movie you might be thinking about. H.G. Wells might have created this figure in 1897 with a theme of violence, but that is where it just about stops when it comes to similarities. Director Leigh Whannell has updated the story on all fronts – including a suit inspired by existing […]Read More

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Movie Review – Detention

Taiwan’s tenuous relationship with China has always been a sore point to explore in the media. DETENTION’s original incarnation as a video game struck both nerves and gold, for its placement of the time period during the White Terror in the country. The game won rave reviews for its innovative presentation style, beautifully rendered in […]Read More

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BBC and Netflix’s Dracula Series – TV Series Review

DRACULA MINI SERIES (Spoiler Alert) Of the many interpretations of the iconic vampire, this version by Netflix has got to be the most try-hard. It’s a tedious and inelegant piece – one that foils itself by stumbling upon its proverbial foot, tripped up by its amateur handling of the original material, by making literary… well, […]Read More

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Movie Review – Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s been ten years. A film that took a lot longer than expected, director Ruben Fleischer has worked this to his advantage, by placing his sequel a decade later in timeline as well. Back are the fearsome foursome, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma […]Read More

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Movie Review – Revenge of the Pontianak

Revenge of the Pontianak The Pontianak is a divisive creature. Sometimes a gorgeous woman, other times a blood-sucking ghoul, she is also a victim of her circumstances, as a woman who died during birthing. How she ends up as the two-faced, transforming monster, is lost forever to the annals of supernatural folklore. But her legacy […]Read More

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Movie Review – Death Whisper (Sunyi)

DEATH WHISPER With middling efforts for his Danur, Awi Suryadi returns with a full-on homage to South Korea’s Whispering Corridors with his own Death Whisper. The fanboy moments range from the hangeul characters that appear during titling, to actual references to the original with the appearance of the DVD. And while this seems to point […]Read More

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Movie Review – Sadako 貞子 (2019)

Sadako 貞子 Love her or hate her, Sadako singlehandedly launched a new wave of horror design that focuses on body movements and disturbing imagery. With Ring’s alarming success, Japanese horror raised the profile of Asian horror, giving birth to terrifying new talents from Hong Kong, Thailand and South Korea, securing so much popularity that even […]Read More

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Charmed Season 1 – TV Series Review

Charmed Season 1 We’re 20 episodes into the reboot of Charmed, with the three sister witches of Melanie (Melonie Diaz), Margarita (Sarah Jeffery) and Macy (Madeleine Mantock) reprising our beloved trio Prue, Piper and Paige in an updated version of the classic magical drama. So how has the series fared so far? 12 years later, […]Read More

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TV Series Review – HBO Asia’s Folklore Review

Folklore Asian horror has a special place in the genre. Faced with an uninspired formula and palette, titles like The Ring (Japan), The Eye (Hong Kong), Shutter (Thailand) and Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea) created a film-verse that rejuvenated the industry. Very soon, Asian talents even became involved in western productions – and with […]Read More

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Movie Review – The 3rd Eye Reopens [Mata Batin 2]

The 3rd Eye Reopens [Mata Batin 2] This Indonesian title continues the story from the first chapter of the same name, and director Rocky Soraya brings back the sisters to solve the mystery of the persistent ghost in their house. It ends with the death of the younger sibling Abel (Bianca Hello) and Alia (Jessica […]Read More

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