Category Archives: The Grey Area

It didn’t ‘Wow’ me, but with a couple of decent moments and a fresh perspective there might be something there for you.

Blood Father (Review)

When certain actors play against type it just doesn’t work. When Jackie Chan is anything but an effervescent an energetic ball of positivity, it ain’t right. When Robert Downey Jr. shelves the quips and winks, things are amiss. So it … Continue reading

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Focus (Review)

When lifelong multi-threat conman Nicky ‘Mellow’ Spurgeon tells aspiring Jess (Margot Robbie) that the secret of ‘focus’ requires having the ‘mark’ concentrate on one thing while you lift something from somewhere else, he might as well be looking directly at … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (Review)

Busy important businessmen don’t have time for silliness and frivolity. They don’t have time to waste present shopping, even for their only daughter. Certainly not time to check back on what they purchased in last year’s last minute rush. And … Continue reading

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Apt Pupil (Review)

Some kids memorise sports stats from the back of trading cards. Some know the abilities and weaknesses of every superhero. In 1984 Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) was a huge fan of World War 2, with the Nazi’s being his specialty. … Continue reading

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Delicatessen (Review)

Set in a post apocalyptic world where society wallows in depressing reds and greys while lamenting a lack of opportunity. Food is scare. Meat is a true rarity, and as such highly sought after. Into one of the rare buildings … Continue reading

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Suspiria: The Cowardly OGR Review

Long time hear-about-er. First time Suspiria viewer. Now what’sĀ all that fuss about? … Susie crosses the seas to train at a renowned Italian dance school. She is pretty. She is young. She is unaware of what the real world is … Continue reading

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Less Than Zero (Review)

Less Than Zero opens with the high school graduation of three friends Julian (Robert Downey Jr.), Clay (Andrew McCarthy) and Claire (Jami Gertz). They are flawless, bubbly, precocious and have the world at their feet. Then a title ‘6 months … Continue reading

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Indigenous (Review)

The first thirty minutes of Indigenous are the same as any number of uninspired horror films from the last twenty years. The last thirty rip off only one film. But if you must shamelessly steal from something, make it a … Continue reading

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Southpaw (Review)

For a film about boxing Southpaw sure plays out like a WWE tag team match, only with poor old Billy Hope taking on an army of boxing film cliches and hard luck happenings by himself. Just when he manages to … Continue reading

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No Escape AKA Escape from Absolon (Review)

Ray Liotta is Robbins, an ex-marine and full time rebel deemed ‘too surly’ for a regular penitentiary in a future (2022!) where the prison system has become privatised. The move to Absalon is accompanied by an sentence that offers no … Continue reading

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