One from TriCoast: Blood Hunters: The Rise of the Hybrids – Filipino action-thriller drags despite its rapid runtime

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A team of highly trained hunters and assassins, the Slayers, face down superhuman, beast-like cannibals known as Aswang terrorising local communities. It’s a matter of life or death as the groups collide with the fate of many lives at stake. Asian martial arts films have a peculiar appeal for fans of the action genre. As … Continue reading One from TriCoast: Blood Hunters: The Rise of the Hybrids – Filipino action-thriller drags despite its rapid runtime

The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

Abused and manipulated by her sociopathic scientist boyfriend Adrien (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) makes a daring escape from his control. However, even after he is found to have killed himself, his mind games still don’t stop. Cecilia must risk her life and sanity to prove Adrien is still around – even if no one … Continue reading The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

One from TriCoast: Bombshells & Dollies – Interesting documentary sheds light on misunderstood pin up girl culture

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Celebrating pin up culture and all things vintage, the annual Miss Viva Las Vegas Pin Up Contest sees 1950s enthusiasts battle it out onstage out for the chance to win the coveted crown. We follow twelve contestants from all over the world as they prepare for the biggest day of their lives in sunny Las … Continue reading One from TriCoast: Bombshells & Dollies – Interesting documentary sheds light on misunderstood pin up girl culture

The Lighthouse – Retro black-and-white horror is a slow burning mad house that leaves viewers at sea

In the 1890s, crude lightkeeper Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and his new aide (Robert Pattinson) man a lonely and remote New England lighthouse. What starts off as a battle with boredom descends into insanity as endless storms trap them on the island with diminishing supplies and increasing suspicions. It’s a been a long time between … Continue reading The Lighthouse – Retro black-and-white horror is a slow burning mad house that leaves viewers at sea

New to Netflix: Uncut Gems – The Safdie/Sandler combo rages with hyperactive energy over a two-hour mood swing

Sleazy, well-connected New York jeweller Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) comes into a rare black opal that may be his ticket to a major financial windfall. While flogging the jewel, Ratner tries to balance his high-stakes gambling habit, appease debt collectors, and keep his family life together. Since Uncut Gems co-directors and writers Josh and Benny … Continue reading New to Netflix: Uncut Gems – The Safdie/Sandler combo rages with hyperactive energy over a two-hour mood swing

One from TriCoast: My Hindu Friend – Deeply personal reflection on living life while facing death shines in parts

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Cancer-ridden film director Diego is sent to the US for bone marrow transplant surgery, uprooting his new wife Livia (Maria Fernanda Cândido) and throwing his family into chaos. Battling daily pain and potential death, Diego connects with a little boy (Rio Adlakha) also undergoing cancer treatment. Could his new friend be the key to surviving … Continue reading One from TriCoast: My Hindu Friend – Deeply personal reflection on living life while facing death shines in parts