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  • Film Review – The Wind Rises (2013)

    Film Review – The Wind Rises (2013)

    Astonishing to think nearly 10 years since Japanese animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki unearthed hiss swan song film, The Wind Rises. Studio Ghibli also went into hiatus after Miyazaki‘s announced ‘retirement’, a decade later you can’t keep a animation master at bay! The Wind Rises like many of Miyazaki’s previous films, it has a personal connection.…

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  • DVD Review – Big Bad Wolves (2013)

    DVD Review – Big Bad Wolves (2013)

    Their names may not be familiar to many cinephiles but when Quentin Tarantino endorses your film as his favourite film of 2013 people will sit up and take notice.With his stamp of approval, you can automatically guess what world you are stepping into in Aarhon Keshales and Narot Papushado‘s Big Bad Wolves (2013). A darkly…

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  • Film Review – The Punk Singer (2013)

    Film Review – The Punk Singer (2013)

    ‘Girls to the front’ it’s revolution Riot Grrrl style as Sini Anderson‘s powerful razor sharp documentary The Punk Singer delivers the spirit of the Riot Grrrl movement and the feminist role model Kathleen Hanna. The question many people are asking what actually happen to Kathleen after 2006? It’s a question The Punk Singer attempts to…

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  • DVD Review – The Love Punch (2013)

    DVD Review – The Love Punch (2013)

    The Grand old saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’ in regards to first impressions fit’s perfectly when talking about Joel Hopkin’s The Love Punch (2013). When you have Emma Thompson, Pierce Bronson, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall in the cast you would expect a high standard of filmmaking, storytelling not a rejected episode…

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  • DVD Review – Red 2 (2013)

    DVD Review – Red 2 (2013)

    Everyone likes a film that surprises you in expectations, In 2010 RED was one of those films becoming a unexpected hit. Now 3 years later RED 2 has arrived and the question we ask will cinema’s most dangerous but retired C.I.A agents deliver the goods once more? RED 2 is set several years after the…

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  • Film Review – In Fear (2013)

    Film Review – In Fear (2013)

    The most terrifying thing to man or woman after loneliness is fear itself, it may help us to make rational thoughts to deliver positivity, however, Fear itself has 2 sides. There is a psychological effect which can fester terror and in Jeremy Lovering’s In Fear that fear is delivered in it’s simplest most effective form,…

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  • Blu-Ray Review – Rebellion (2011)

    Blu-Ray Review – Rebellion (2011)

    After several years floundering in Hollywood mediocrity actor come director Mathieu Kassovitz marks his welcome return to form with Rebellion (L’ordre et la morale). A no holds barred shameful account on a little unknown black spot on French colonial history. Dividing his time behind and front of the camera Kassovitz plays Phillipe Legorjus an anti-terrorist captain…

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  • DVD Review – Hummingbird (2013)

    DVD Review – Hummingbird (2013)

    Jason ‘the stath’ Statham has established himself as one of Hollywood’s leading action stars delivering b-movie nonsensical fun amongst the pain he unleashes to the masses. We know what to expect from a Stath film but would we expect something extra say some emotion even drama to the affray? In Hummingbird everyone’s favourite one man…

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  • DVD Review – Hitchcock (2012)

    DVD Review – Hitchcock (2012)

    To fans, admirers he is Alfred Hitchcock but to his friends, colleagues to them you called him ‘Hitch’ hold the cock. Based on Stephen Rebello’s Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho, Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock attempts to deliver the master of suspense at crossroads whilst creating his horror masterpiece Psycho. A film that has a…

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  • Blu-ray Review – Crawl (2011)

    Blu-ray Review – Crawl (2011)

    When you witness an audience that has a reputation of been very vocal sit in silence mesmerised in what their watching you know you’re watching something truly special. That audience is the world famous Film4 Frightfesters who love to show their appreciation, the venue was 2012 Film 4 Frightfest at Glasgow Film Festival, the film…

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