Kim Newman

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Dune: Part Two: an impressive sci-fi war saga

Denis Villeneuves builds on Frank Herbet’s space opera with a war movie-cum-swashbuckling adventure loaded with giant worms and vivid villains that occasionally upstage its key characters.

By Kim Newman

Dune: Part Two: an impressive sci-fi war saga
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Out Of Darkness: a brutal, horrifying entry in the canon of prehistory on screen

By Kim Newman

Out Of Darkness: a brutal, horrifying entry in the canon of prehistory on screen
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Madame Web: an unnecessary but lightly likeable addition to the Spider-verse

By Kim Newman

Madame Web: an unnecessary but lightly likeable addition to the Spider-verse
From the Sight and Sound archive

“It is refreshing to find a screen vampire who relishes being a monster”: Interview with the Vampire reviewed in 1995

By Kim Newman

“It is refreshing to find a screen vampire who relishes being a monster”: Interview with the Vampire reviewed in 1995
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Raging Grace: social issue drama blends with gothic horror thrills in this chilling debut

By Kim Newman

Raging Grace: social issue drama blends with gothic horror thrills in this chilling debut

2023: the year in horror

By Kim Newman

2023: the year in horror
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Godzilla Minus One: the 70 year old titan of terror returns for some spectacular city-stomping

By Kim Newman

Godzilla Minus One: the 70 year old titan of terror returns for some spectacular city-stomping
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The Marvels: Nia DaCosta blends action and farce in this good-natured fantasy adventure

By Kim Newman

The Marvels: Nia DaCosta blends action and farce in this good-natured fantasy adventure
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El Conde: Pablo Larraín reimagines Pinochet as a vampire in this retro-noirish horror

By Kim Newman

El Conde: Pablo Larraín reimagines Pinochet as a vampire in this retro-noirish horror
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Otto Baxter: Not A F***ing Horror Story and The Puppet Asylum: an entwined documentary and short film showcase the talents of a first-time director with Down’s Syndrome

By Kim Newman

Otto Baxter: Not A F***ing Horror Story and The Puppet Asylum: an entwined documentary and short film showcase the talents of a first-time director with Down’s Syndrome
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Talk to Me: an electrifying ‘haunted hand’ horror

By Kim Newman

Talk to Me: an electrifying ‘haunted hand’ horror
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The Outwaters: this found-footage horror takes no prisoners

By Kim Newman

The Outwaters: this found-footage horror takes no prisoners
From the Sight and Sound archive

‘The most self-aware slasher ever made’: Scream reviewed in 1997

By Kim Newman

‘The most self-aware slasher ever made’: Scream reviewed in 1997
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Skinamarink: one of the most significant horror films of the lockdown era

By Kim Newman

Skinamarink: one of the most significant horror films of the lockdown era
Features

2022: the year in horror

By Kim Newman

2022: the year in horror
Talkies

Poll position: in praise of Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

By Kim Newman

Poll position: in praise of Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
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Crimes of the Future: a darkly funny world of organ-ised crime

By Kim Newman

Crimes of the Future: a darkly funny world of organ-ised crime
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Jurassic World Dominion: Where are all the dinos?

By Kim Newman

Jurassic World Dominion: Where are all the dinos?
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Men encircles Jessie Buckley’s grieving widow with Rory Kinnear’s dead ringers

By Kim Newman

Men encircles Jessie Buckley’s grieving widow with Rory Kinnear’s dead ringers
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Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom Cruise can still get his rockets off

By Kim Newman

Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom Cruise can still get his rockets off
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Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness: An inventive trip through the Marvel universe

By Kim Newman

Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness: An inventive trip through the Marvel universe
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Morbius has all the signs of a troubled film production

By Kim Newman

Morbius has all the signs of a troubled film production
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The Batman is a muted, early-in-the-career superhero story with a narrow emotional register

By Kim Newman

The Batman is a muted, early-in-the-career superhero story with a narrow emotional register
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Nightmare Alley: Guillermo del Toro returns with a creepy carnival noir

By Kim Newman

Nightmare Alley: Guillermo del Toro returns with a creepy carnival noir
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Spider-Man: No Way Home offers a satisfying trip through the multiverse

By Kim Newman

Spider-Man: No Way Home offers a satisfying trip through the multiverse
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage serves up a strangely affecting superhero sequel

By Kim Newman

Venom: Let There Be Carnage serves up a strangely affecting superhero sequel
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No Time to Die brings Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond to a disappointing end

By Kim Newman

No Time to Die brings Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond to a disappointing end
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Katla envelops an Icelandic town in volcanic ash and science-fiction mystery

By Kim Newman

Katla envelops an Icelandic town in volcanic ash and science-fiction mystery
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Boys from County Hell reawakens a bloodthirsty beast under an Irish bypass

By Kim Newman

Boys from County Hell reawakens a bloodthirsty beast under an Irish bypass
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