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|Directed by||Sarah Jayne|
|Written by||Sarah Jayne|
|Produced by||Sarah Jayne|
|Edited by||Ivan Malekin|
|Music by||Gerard Mack|
Nexus Production Group
|20 May 2022|
Machination is a 2022 Maltese horror film directed by Sarah Jayne and Ivan Malekin, starring Steffi Thake.
- Steffi Thake as Maria
- Mikhail Basmadjian as Father
- Sean James Sutton as Ian
- Rambert Attard as Yorgen
- Andrew Bonello as Peter
The film was released to digital on 20 May 2022.
Noel Murray of the Los Angeles Times wrote that while the film is "not an easy movie to watch", it is "admirably unflinching in the way it observes Maria’s tics and phobias, showing how even something as seemingly benign and beneficial as hand-washing can become emblematic of a deeper self-loathing."
JP Nunez of the Horror Obsessive called the main character "boring", the plot "mostly meandering and directionless" and the imagery "very random and haphazard".
- Burnham, Christine (15 May 2022). "Coming Soon to Digital: Sarah Jayne And Ivan Malekin's 'Machination'". PopHorror. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
- Murray, Noel (20 May 2022). "Review: 'Hold Your Fire,' 'Licorice Pizza' and other movies to watch this weekend". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
- Tihn, Daniel (26 June 2022). "'Machination' reviewed: a film that's bound with blunders". Times of Malta. Retrieved 3 December 2022.
- Nunez, JP. "Machination Is a Disappointing Pandemic Thriller". Horror Obsessive. Retrieved 3 December 2022.