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  • Skull World

    Skull World

    ★★★★

    For those not familiar with the concept of Box Wars it was the creation of three design students in Australia whose idea of building weapons and armour out of cardboard and staging epic battle quickly caught on with Greg Sommer better known as Skull Man bringing the DIY chaos to Canada when he formed the first Canadian chapter for the sport while looking for a follow up for his own Cardboard box destruction derby event.

    Following Sommer over a two…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    Set during the collapse of Nazi Germany in the fictional city of Falkenheim were the 10 year old Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) lives. A dedicated member of the Nazi youth whose imaginary friend is a comedic Adolf Hitler (Waititi). However when Jojo finds that his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) has secretly been hiding a young Jewish girl Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) he finds his fanatic beliefs for the first time being challenged.

    Adapted from Christine Leunen’s "Caging Skies", Taika Waititi here…

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  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    ★★★★

    Sometimes all it takes is for one film to make you question your established opinion on a genre / director, something which certainly was the case here being neither a fan of Argento’s films I had seen much like the few giallo films I had also seen. Needless to I was pretty sure of my opinions only for this film to then go and screw it all up, let alone leaving me wondering if I’d been too quick in forming…

  • Troll Hunter

    Troll Hunter

    When it comes to the found footage genre, I frequently find myself zoning out, especially when so many of the films belonging to this sub-genre seem to be under the impression that fuzzy shots and frantic camera movements give the viewer the illusion of being with the character being followed or that it somehow increases the tension, which is an interesting idea considering how hard it is to be affected by something that the camera can’t even bother to focus…