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11 Sep 2014
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Deliver us from Evil

Disembodied voices, guttural snarls and spinning heads – you’ve seen it all before right? Wrong. Well, maybe partly right.

Deliver Us From Evil is inspired by accounts from real-life NYPD sergeant turned paranormal investigator, Ralph Sarchie, and puts an interesting slant on the exorcism genre by mixing it with a dash of detective drama.

Eric Bana stars as Sarchie, whose probe into a series of inexplicable and disturbing crimes sees him become entangled in a world of demons and possessions. With the help of the unconventional Castilian priest Mendoza (Edgar Ramirez), Sarchie battles to rid the city of paranormal influences.

Director Scott Derrickson has become somewhat of a veteran of demonic dramas with The Exocism of Emily Rose and Sinister under his belt already. Deliver Us From Evil does not stray too far from his tried and tested formula. But as the adage goes, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” and Derrickson masterfully creates a tense atmosphere with some genuinely unnerving supernatural scenes that will see your popcorn fly in the air as you jump and squeal in fright.

Review by Matt Blackwell  

Life of Crime


Relative newcomer Daniel Schechter helms the adaption of Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel The Switch, which sees two ex-cons (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes) kidnap Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), wife of the corrupt Detroit businessman, Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins). The hapless pair run into trouble when Dawson shows no intention of paying the ransom as he was in the process of filing for divorce anyway. An enjoyable dark comedy with multiple twists and turns à la Get Shorty and Be Cool, which were also adapted from Leonard’s work..

The Rover


In the near future, the Australian outback is a bleak and extremely violent place after a global economic collapse. Eric (Guy Pearce) has lost everything that was important to him  – his farm and his family – and ekes out a nomadic existence travelling between desolate towns. After having his one remaining possession stolen from him, Eric literally has nothing left to lose and becomes bent on tracking down the men responsible, picking up an injured junior member of the gang (Robert Pattinson) along the way. A gritty 21st century western.

Maze Runner


A post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller based on the bestselling series of books by James Dashner. Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up with no memory of his life or the world and is brought to The Glade, which is home to a community of teenage boys. A gigantic maze completely surrounds them, which Thomas must enter in order to piece together the clues that will aid their escape.



Bollywood is set to get a taste of spectacular visual effects with Vikram Bhatt’s latest film, the 3D monster thriller Creature. Taking inspiration from the likes of Jurassic Park and Anaconda, this will be the first creature-feature made in India and hands an acting debut to Pakistani model Imran Abbas Naqvi, who stars alongside Bipasha Basu.

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