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Reviews

Archive creates a not-so-artificial AI

With a nod to its antecedents, Gavin Rothery’s precisely crafted, genre-shifting sci-fi debut uploads human consciousness from the grave to robot vessels.

By Anton Bitel

Archive creates a not-so-artificial AI
The best of 2020

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind

By Anton Bitel

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind
The best of 2020

Relic finds fear in a labyrinthine house of horrors – and in intergenerational illness

By Anton Bitel

Relic finds fear in a labyrinthine house of horrors – and in intergenerational illness
Festivals

Horror islands: seven British domestic shockers (and an American special case) at Halloween FrightFest 2020

By Anton Bitel

Horror islands: seven British domestic shockers (and an American special case) at Halloween FrightFest 2020
Reviews

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: Bly’s spirits bring the haunted manor back to life

By Anton Bitel

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: Bly’s spirits bring the haunted manor back to life
The best of 2020

She Dies Tomorrow sends Kate Lyn Sheil’s death drive viral

By Anton Bitel

She Dies Tomorrow sends Kate Lyn Sheil’s death drive viral
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Reviews

Variations on the woman in trouble at Arrow Video FrightFest 2020

By Anton Bitel

Variations on the woman in trouble at Arrow Video FrightFest 2020
Reviews

The Vigil review: Orthodox Jews haunted by their histories

By Anton Bitel

The Vigil review: Orthodox Jews haunted by their histories
News

Three lessons from Fantasporto 2020

By Anton Bitel

Three lessons from Fantasporto 2020
Reviews

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants review: a compassionate story of the healing power of kink

By Anton Bitel

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants review: a compassionate story of the healing power of kink
Reviews

Just Mercy review: Michael B. Jordan fights rough justice and racism in Alabama

By Anton Bitel

Just Mercy review: Michael B. Jordan fights rough justice and racism in Alabama
Reviews

The Courier review: Olga Kurylenko’s biker delivers exploitation thrills and kills

By Anton Bitel

The Courier review: Olga Kurylenko’s biker delivers exploitation thrills and kills
Reviews

The Gentlemen review: gangsters and toffs cavort in Guy Ritchie’s cheeky caper

By Anton Bitel

The Gentlemen review: gangsters and toffs cavort in Guy Ritchie’s cheeky caper
News

To Baltic Russians with love: Estonia’s Black Nights Film Festival looks East

By Anton Bitel

To Baltic Russians with love: Estonia’s Black Nights Film Festival looks East
Reviews

Judy & Punch review: a larger-than-life battle of the sexes in a timeless funfair world

By Anton Bitel

Judy & Punch review: a larger-than-life battle of the sexes in a timeless funfair world
News

Candy, corny, culty: Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2019

By Anton Bitel

Candy, corny, culty: Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2019
10 great

10 great European horror films

By Anton Bitel

10 great European horror films
Reviews

Gemini Man review: two killer Will Smiths face off

By Anton Bitel

Gemini Man review: two killer Will Smiths face off
News

7 excursions from reality in the 2019 London Film Festival Cult strand

By Anton Bitel

7 excursions from reality in the 2019 London Film Festival Cult strand
News

This year’s horror cinema, dissected: the FrightFest 2019 podcast

By Anton Bitel, Kim Newman and others

This year’s horror cinema, dissected: the FrightFest 2019 podcast
News

Horror gets real: the limits of fantasy at FrightFest 2019

By Anton Bitel

Horror gets real: the limits of fantasy at FrightFest 2019
Features

Heroic Bloodshed: How Hong Kong's style was swiped by Hollywood

By Anton Bitel

Heroic Bloodshed: How Hong Kong's style was swiped by Hollywood
Reviews

Ghost of the Golden Groves first look: a haunting trip into the backwoods of Bengal

By Anton Bitel

Ghost of the Golden Groves first look: a haunting trip into the backwoods of Bengal
10 great

10 great X-certificate films

By Anton Bitel

10 great X-certificate films
News

Should we stay or should we go? Three grounded escapes at Sci-Fi-London 2019

By Anton Bitel

Should we stay or should we go? Three grounded escapes at Sci-Fi-London 2019
Reviews

His Master’s Voice first look: a voyage into an enigmatic universe of otherness

By Anton Bitel

His Master’s Voice first look: a voyage into an enigmatic universe of otherness
Reviews

Bumblebee review: the Transformers are better without the Bayhem

By Anton Bitel

Bumblebee review: the Transformers are better without the Bayhem
News

Shadows of forgotten time: 10 new-generation revelations from 100-year-old nations at Tallinn Black Nights 2018

By Anton Bitel

Shadows of forgotten time: 10 new-generation revelations from 100-year-old nations at Tallinn Black Nights 2018
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