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‘Revenge’: The Horror News Network Review

It doesn’t seem to be easy to pull off a rape/revenge film without it becoming nothing more than a heartless gore-fest; not saying that I have an issue with heartless gore-fests per se, I’m just saying that some of them seem to lack the story/acting/cinematography that make for an impactful film. One film that immediately comes to mind that was ultra-successful in this genre was 2012’s American Mary.

Well, here we are in 2018 and this genre has another super film to add to its list; I’m talking about Revenge. read more

Tomboys Review

By:  Sean McLaughlin

      What happens when a group of bossy chicks take the law into their own hands when the legal avenues of justice fail them?  The result is 2009’s Tomboys, directed by Australian Nathan Hill.  While the idea of vigilante justice in cinema is nothing new (see the Death Wish series, and to a much lesser extent Death Sentence and Law Abiding Citizen), Hill’s spin on the end result is certainly noteworthy.  And the fact that the cast of aggressors were all female, also, cannot be discounted.  At once original and engaging, Tomboys nonetheless does fall into some cliche dramatic devices and tends to drag a bit too much for its own good.    read more