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Film Review: ‘Insidious’

★★★☆☆ Having been billed as the new Paranormal Activity (2008), I went to see Inisidious (2011) with perhaps undue expectation. Was I disappointed? In a way, yes: it’s no way near as clever nor innovative, but it certainly delivers the […]

ICA: ‘Sparrow’

A man gets dressed in his bedroom; a bird flies in; he catches it and sets it loose again, only for it to return; the room is silent; the man smiles; a flute flurries over the top. Is Sparrow (2008) […]

Film Review: ‘Scream 4’

★★★☆☆ As belated as it is unexpected, considering the loose end-tying finale of the flat third instalment in the franchise, Scream 4 (2011) (or Scre4m in some circles) comes eleven years after the previous and apparently final chapter in the […]

DVD Review: ‘Ink’

★★★☆☆ After ten minutes of viewing Ink (2009), you may feel the overwhelming compulsion to rip the disc from your DVD player and break it into a hundred shiny pieces. You will have been appalled by the ham acting, disgusted […]