Category Archives: International

The Trip (2021) – Review

Lars (Aksel Hennie) and Lisa (Noomi Repace) are a dysfunctional married couple heading to a remote cabin in an attempt to reconnect as a pair and rekindle their love. However, each actually have the intention to kill the other, but before either can carry out their plan of execution, an unexpected turn of events occur, and visitors arrive to present an even greater danger. This new addition to the Netflix streaming service suits the time of the year well and certainly wasn’t the worst release of 2021.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Prey (2021) – Review

Four friends accompany Roman (David Kross) on a weekend away to celebrate his bachelor party, which consisted of hiking in the unsettling, German wilderness. Suddenly, however, the group begin to hear gunshots nearby, quickly coming to the realisation that they are under attack. In a desperate bid to survive, the group of men must do all they can to avoid falling prey to the mysterious and relentless shooter, but that wasn’t going to be as easy as it seemed. This is a new German production that has recently been added to the endless catalogue of films that Netflix provides us with.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Blood Red Sky (2021) – Review

A group of armed and dangerous terrorists hijack a transatlantic plane heading to the United States from Europe, but unbeknownst to them, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness is also on the flight and is quickly called into action to try and prevent the deaths of everyone onboard. Not the worst way to spend an evening, especially considering some of the newer material released lately on our streaming services. It’s also worth noting that Blood Red Sky is currently available to watch on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The 8th Night (2021) – Review

An experienced monk who holds his prayer beads in one hand and a deadly axe in the other, aims to hunt down an age-old spirit that has awoken, and at the same time is determined to cause as much carnage and devastation as possible on planet Earth, by possessing humans one by one. An interesting and unique concept brought to us by a set of Korean filmmakers. It’s worth noting that The 8th Night is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Ride or Die (2021) – Review

Rei Nagasawa (Kiko Mizuhara) is a woman that finds herself murdering the abusive husband of another woman that she’s been in love with for over ten years – Nanae Shinoda (Honami Sato). While on the run together after the murder, the pair rekindle their feelings and try to enjoy the last moments they have together, before their freedom is ultimately taken from them. An at times striking drama, filmed and captured in Japan, that has just been released to Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Martyrs (2008) – Review

After escaping from a torture chamber in an abandoned warehouse many years ago, Lucie (Mylene Jampanoi), begins a quest of revenge, with the assistance of Anna (Morjana Alaoui), her closest friend. The pair manage to track down the family responsible for the brutal chamber and extract their own revenge, before discovering something even more sinister in the process. A thoroughly thought-provoking French horror film that is worth anyone’s time.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Loveless (2017) – Review

A couple going through the early stages of divorce, but still living together in the same accommodation in Moscow, must team up together and put their hatred for each other aside, when their only son disappears suddenly after overhearing and witnessing their deteriorating relationship over time. Are the pair too late to find him or is this much more than just a case of a runaway child? This Russian drama may not be the most exciting release of 2017 but it’s worth of a watch.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Platform (2019) – Review

When a man known only as Goreng (Ivan Massague) signs up to voluntarily become a prisoner of a vertical system that holds two people per cell, per floor, he quickly comes to the realisation that he has signed up for more than just six months of solitary confinement. Each cell has just two minutes per day to feast on the platform of food that they are presented with and the lower the platform goes, the less food there is. An unbelievably imaginative feature film that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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