Author Archives: Sam Sewell-Peterson

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.

Luca (2021) Review

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‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25 – Review

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Review in Brief: Nobody (2021)

More melancholy than TAKEN and far funnier than JOHN WICK, NOBODY doesn’t exactly lay new ground for films of its ilk but is really rather satisfying on its own terms. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a suburban loser stuck in … Continue reading

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Prone to Bouts of Mania, Narcissism and Power Failure: Watching High-Rise and Snowpiercer in 2021

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Review in Brief: A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

Certainly less lean and no-nonsense than the first instalment and too reliant on stupid horror movie characters acting like stupid horror movie characters, A QUIET PLACE PART II is still a mostly solid follow-up. After a pretty breathtaking opening flashback … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Psycho Goreman (2020)

If it wasn’t for all the splattery gore, this would be a great feelgood Amblin-style kids adventure movie. As it is, PSYCHO GOREMAN is an unholy union between FLASH GORDON and the TOXIC AVENGER, which is admittedly odd but works … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

Make no mistake, SPIRAL is a SAW movie, it’s not a bold new direction for the franchise. Bafflingly someone says at one point “Jigsaw didn’t target cops”, which makes you wonder how closely people have been watching the other films … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Oxygen (2021)

An amnesiac woman (Mélanie Laurent) wakes up in a sci-fi cryo pod and has to figure out why she is there and how to escape using her logic and an only intermittently helpful AI (Mathieu Amalric). There have been lots … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Army of the Dead (2021)

Zack Snyder is clearly relieved to be done with superheroes for now and has returned to the genre that broke him through: the zombie movie. Unfortunately ARMY OF THE DEAD is an over-stuffed and largely ponderous affair. The promising premise … Continue reading

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Ben Wheatley Films Ranked

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