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  • Film Review – Call Jane (2022)

    Film Review – Call Jane (2022)

    Phyillis Nagy has made a name for herself as screen writer notably Todd Haynes Carol, now making her directorial feature debut with Call Jane. The story of the power and the right choose for women in 1960’s USA. It’s terrifying to think that a film set 60 plus years is slowly resonate with what’s happening…

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  • Film Review – After Yang (2021)

    Film Review – After Yang (2021)

    What’s it like to be human? It’s a question Kogonada’s After Yang attempts to unearth an answer to. The spellbinding sci-fi morality drama that asks us to dive deep into our hearts. With humanity’s relationship with artificial life is put to the test. There is no hiding from it, we are all going to die…

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  • Film Review – Monstrous (2022)

    Film Review – Monstrous (2022)

    Monstrous we originally watched at  2022 Glasgow Film Festival (part of Arrow Video FrightFest line up), now out on Digital in the UK and Ireland from Koch Films. This indie period based supernatural thriller that stars Christina Ricci in the lead role. NO longer is she just known for being Wednesday Addams. A role that…

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  • Film Review – Crumb (1995)

    Film Review – Crumb (1995)

    Recently I asked a friend who considers himself an “comic book fanatic”, who claims to know everything about comics, does he know who Robert Crumb is? His reply was “never heard of them“, a reply I could understand from a young comic book collector who only  reads Marvel or DC Comics. My friend is 59…

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  • Film Review – Mid90s (2019)

    Film Review – Mid90s (2019)

    Very few actors have transferred from the front to behind the camera with ease and critical success. Jonah Hill is the latest actor trying his luck and impresses with Mid90s. Over his 15 plus years acting, Hill has had the privilege with working with some of the best when it comes to directing. Gus Van…

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  • Film Review – It Comes At Night (2017)

    Film Review – It Comes At Night (2017)

    The end of the world will be no laughing matter, whatever causes it. The fear of what waits for you after an apocalyptic event especially what caused it is invisible. In Trey Edward Shult‘s It Comes At Night (2017) it seems the cataclysmic event was a plague. This film is more interested in the heightened tension ,…

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  • Blu-Ray Review – A Raisin In The Sun (1961, Criterion Collection)

    Blu-Ray Review – A Raisin In The Sun (1961, Criterion Collection)

    From stage to screen and now fifty-Seven years later, Lorraine Hansberry‘s A Raisin In The Sun (1981) gets its Blu-ray release courtesy of The Criterion Collection. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands reprising their roles from the stage to front of the camera. An account of an African American working class family living in…

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  • Blu-Ray Review – Smithereens (1982, Criterion Collection)

    Blu-Ray Review – Smithereens (1982, Criterion Collection)

    It takes a lot to stay focused and follow what you believe in or what you desire is doomed. In Susan Seidelman‘s Smithereens (1982), Wren (Susan Berman) is a determined young woman who wants to be famous. Even if that means loosing and alienating those few friends you may have to get what you want.…

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  • Film Review – Colossal (2017)

    Film Review – Colossal (2017)

    Nacho Vigalondo‘s (Time Crimes, Extraterrestrial) Colossal will probably be one of the most uniquely surreal movies you will watch in 2017. An impressive hybrid of genres that creates a movie that will think you know what’s going on when really you shouldn’t second guess. Just embrace the chaos as the indie Spanish filmmaker gives us…

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  • Film Review – Table 19 (2017)

    Film Review – Table 19 (2017)

    When it comes to any family get together especially weddings or wakes, sometimes you just want to hide away in the corner and hope you’ll be forgotten about. In Jeff Blitz‘s Table 19 you may just get that hiding place amongst the forgotten, misfits and weirdos!With Jay and Mark Duplass onboard scripting, you would hope…

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