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Union Bridge (2019, USA) Review

Union Bridge (2019, USA) Review

After a somewhat confusing opening featuring a brutal beating in a night-time field and some navel gazing, this film finally settles on its focus – the down-on-his-luck prodigal son Will. Despite his best efforts, he is back in small town life after flaming out in the big city; a somewhat humiliating return that results in him skulking about town attempting to avoid inevitable re-connections with those folk who knew him before.

His old friend Nick seems to have fallen on hard times and now is given to wandering around the town dirty and troubled.

“Every family has secrets.”

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Fear Town, USA (2014, USA) Review

Fear Town, USA (2014, USA) Review

With an opening scene that’s bound to piss off every red-blooded, gun-toting American, but which had me in stitches, Fear Town, USA starts the way it intends to continue – irreverently. We meet a couple parked at lovers lane; a news bulletin comes over the car radio that there’s an escaped mental patient moments before he dispatches said couple in a bloody and hilarious manner… As a massive fan of 80s cheesy horror, the music, the acting, the setting, the costume, the comedy, everything was perfect and warmed the cockles of this girl’s tacky horror heart.

“Horror has a new hometown.”

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A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019, UK / Belgium) Review

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019, UK / Belgium) Review

Sarah is doing it tough. Having lost her husband to an as-yet-unsolved murder only a few short months prior, she is stretched both financially and emotionally. She has two small children to give her strength and motivation as she privately grieves and tries to hold her family together. But A Good Woman Is Hard to Find opens with her covered in blood. She washes it off in the shower and then we reflect back on how she got there; and what an exhilarating tale it is. Directed by Abner Pastoll and written by Ronan Blaney, this Northern Irish production has much to admire.

“They’re my children… I’m their mother… and I love them.”

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