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The Killer Inside Me (2010)

Unlike any number of gratuitously violent films of recent times, The Killer Inside Me treats its violent content as an extension of character, rather than a necessary, exploitative story device. The credit for this could go equally to Affleck, Thompson, or director Michael Winterbottom (Code 46Welcome To Sarajevo); each has contributed to the pleasantly sour taste that The Killer Inside Me has left in my mouth…

2010 – The Year In Film

But of all the films I did see in 2010, the clear winner as far as brutal odour was the Brothers Strause’s Skyline. Maybe it’s a case of one brother holding the other back; but whatever the case, Skyline featured half-dimensional characters (yep, not even one-dimensional) and a ridiculous story, and even managed to blatantly steal from at least a half-dozen sci-fi films (probably more, but I lost count together with my interest)…

The Loved Ones (2010)

Hey, this is an Aussie horror film…and I am an Aussie who loves good horror. Only, good horror is so rarely Aussie, so I suppose I get a little excited when a film comes along that is not only good, but is Aussie…and not only horror, but Aussie horror. Have I lost anyone?…

Monsters (2010)

There is no doubt that Monsters has a most misleading (yet poetically relevant) title; anyone entering this film expecting to witness total CGI creature carnage will be sorely disappointed. Shot on a low budget, with many improvised scenes, Monsters refuses to show its hand until a stunning sequence towards the end,..

Kick-Ass (2010)

I don’t know about you, but there is no better way to assure my ass will be first in line buying a ticket than to describe a movie as “Morally Reprehensible”. Overused film-critic phrases like, “The Must-see film of the year”, “Oscar worthy performances” or “A real crowd-pleaser” don’t seem to get bums on seats anymore. “Winner of 14 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!”…meh..so what? Is that the best you can do? What else have you got for me? “This film is morally reprehensible!” Whoa, this I gotta see. You can count me in. “Suzie, hold all my calls”…

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

Who knew a movie with such a ridiculous title could actually be a bubbling Jacuzzi of crazy fun, but that’s exactly what Hot Tub Time Machine is. Somewhat aimed at GenX-ers, Hot Tub is one screwball situation after another. It’s absurd and raucous, but unlike the majority of crap today masquerading as comedy behind cheap gross-out and sex gags, Hot Tub manages to be tasteful and witty even while employing that same pantheon of jokes…

The Human Centipede (2010)

Far too perverse and disturbing to enjoy, but much too audacious to fully ignore, The Human Centipede is destined to become a “midnight-movie” cult classic in the vein of Blood Sucking Freaks and The Beyond. Let me make it quite clear that this film should not be entered into lightly – there is not much in the way of graphic violence and gore, but it is rife with psychological horror so extreme and unsettling that you will probably never forget this traumatic experience…

The Wolfman (2010)

Personally, hopes were high for the remake of The Wolfman, a story whose basic elements have been recounted in various guises over the years in both film and literature, and one that will never need to seek an audience. And so, it is with deep regret that I report the dull and lifeless bore that is Joe Johnston’s version. Impeccably produced, The Wolfman nevertheless plods along awkwardly like a werewolf in Doc Martin’s…

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