Category Archives: Past Releases

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Zodiac (2007)

There are very few films I can watch again and again. Se7en is one of them. Zodiac is another. I love these two films because they are very well written and produced, and marry my favourite film genre – thrillers –

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Zodiac (2007)

There are very few films I can watch again and again. Se7en is one of them. Zodiac is another. I love these two films because they are very well written and produced, and marry my favourite film genre – thrillers –

Original Large Theatrical Movie Poster Art Cinema Film 2009 Enter The Void

After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

We have already reviewed my all-time favourite noir, The Grifters (1990), the film adaptation of Jim Thompson’s 1963 novel. Thompson’s 1955 novel, After Dark, My Sweet, has also been eponymously adapted to the screen; curiously, also in 1990. Again, this is a

Original Large Theatrical Movie Poster Art Cinema Film 2009 Enter The Void

After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

We have already reviewed my all-time favourite noir, The Grifters (1990), the film adaptation of Jim Thompson’s 1963 novel. Thompson’s 1955 novel, After Dark, My Sweet, has also been eponymously adapted to the screen; curiously, also in 1990. Again, this is a

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Following the incredibly sad loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I present this review of this amazing film so that you may go and watch it, and wonder again at the superior talents of this relatively young man who has left

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Following the incredibly sad loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I present this review of this amazing film so that you may go and watch it, and wonder again at the superior talents of this relatively young man who has left

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Pierrepoint (2005)

This film is a fascinating examination of the life of Albert Pierrepoint, one of the longest-serving hangmen in England. His career spanned from 1932 to 1956, during which he gained the reputation of being the most expeditious executioner in British history.

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Pierrepoint (2005)

This film is a fascinating examination of the life of Albert Pierrepoint, one of the longest-serving hangmen in England. His career spanned from 1932 to 1956, during which he gained the reputation of being the most expeditious executioner in British history.

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The Grifters (1990)

An unacknowleged classic, The Grifters is a neo-noir of the highest order. For my tastes, it is the best noir I have seen, with Double Indemnity (1944) a close second. The film is based on the novel, The Grifters, by legendary pulp crime

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The Grifters (1990)

An unacknowleged classic, The Grifters is a neo-noir of the highest order. For my tastes, it is the best noir I have seen, with Double Indemnity (1944) a close second. The film is based on the novel, The Grifters, by legendary pulp crime

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The Cement Garden (1993)

The Cement Garden is a very well made film. It follows one English family as they try to deal with new bewildering events outside of their coping mechanisms. The story is a strange one. It is fascinating. This is paradise for

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The Cement Garden (1993)

The Cement Garden is a very well made film. It follows one English family as they try to deal with new bewildering events outside of their coping mechanisms. The story is a strange one. It is fascinating. This is paradise for

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Kick-Ass (2010)

If you want to have heaps of fun watching a superhero action comedy, then Kick-Ass is the ticket! I’m not into superheroes at all, apart from the original Superman trilogy. But this film is a hilarious and cheeky take on the genre

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Kick-Ass (2010)

If you want to have heaps of fun watching a superhero action comedy, then Kick-Ass is the ticket! I’m not into superheroes at all, apart from the original Superman trilogy. But this film is a hilarious and cheeky take on the genre

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The Caretaker (1963)

The Caretaker a.k.a. ‘The Guest’ is writing and acting at its very best. The screenplay is by Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Harold Pinter. The remarkable performances are by Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw and Alan Bates. Pinter’s screenplay is an almost direct transfer of his

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The Caretaker (1963)

The Caretaker a.k.a. ‘The Guest’ is writing and acting at its very best. The screenplay is by Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Harold Pinter. The remarkable performances are by Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw and Alan Bates. Pinter’s screenplay is an almost direct transfer of his

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Steven Soderbergh’s breakthrough cinematic debut is a series of cleverly-written sequences involving interactions between some or all of four very distinct characters. Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a study of how people think they know themselves and how their perspectives can

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Steven Soderbergh’s breakthrough cinematic debut is a series of cleverly-written sequences involving interactions between some or all of four very distinct characters. Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a study of how people think they know themselves and how their perspectives can

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Shallow Grave (1994)

If you want to see a film that really gets your pulse going, really has you gripping your seat and gritting your teeth, then Shallow Grave is it. This Scottish crime thriller is expertly directed by Danny Boyle in his cinematic

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Shallow Grave (1994)

If you want to see a film that really gets your pulse going, really has you gripping your seat and gritting your teeth, then Shallow Grave is it. This Scottish crime thriller is expertly directed by Danny Boyle in his cinematic

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In Bruges (2008)

Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges is a brilliantly constructed and incredibly fun film. At times it is thrilling, at times dramatic, but overall this is superb comedy. The film stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes in fantastic and brilliantly acted roles. Finally

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In Bruges (2008)

Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges is a brilliantly constructed and incredibly fun film. At times it is thrilling, at times dramatic, but overall this is superb comedy. The film stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes in fantastic and brilliantly acted roles. Finally

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Winter’s Bone (2010)

Winter’s Bone is a superior film with a truly phenomenal performance by its young star, Jennifer Lawrence. 21-year-old Lawrence is currently box office dynamite in the smash hit, The Hunger Games. But this is not her first great success. She has already been

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Winter’s Bone (2010)

Winter’s Bone is a superior film with a truly phenomenal performance by its young star, Jennifer Lawrence. 21-year-old Lawrence is currently box office dynamite in the smash hit, The Hunger Games. But this is not her first great success. She has already been

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Moon (2009)

Complex science fiction is a threatened genre in literature and film. As the decades pass, writers such as Stanisław Lem and film-makers such as Andrey Tarkovskiy become fewer and farther between. In 2009 along came Duncan Jones, a successful commercials director

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Moon (2009)

Complex science fiction is a threatened genre in literature and film. As the decades pass, writers such as Stanisław Lem and film-makers such as Andrey Tarkovskiy become fewer and farther between. In 2009 along came Duncan Jones, a successful commercials director

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

The wonderful Stranger Than Fiction mixes fantasy, drama, sentimentality and humour into an exquisite cocktail of existential thoughts and warm, fuzzy feelings. Zach Helm’s original and award-winning screenplay is a gem. Marc Forster’s direction highly entertaining. The protagonist, played beautifully low-key by Will

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

The wonderful Stranger Than Fiction mixes fantasy, drama, sentimentality and humour into an exquisite cocktail of existential thoughts and warm, fuzzy feelings. Zach Helm’s original and award-winning screenplay is a gem. Marc Forster’s direction highly entertaining. The protagonist, played beautifully low-key by Will

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The Tracey Fragments (2007)

Starring the wonderful Ellen Page, The Tracey Fragments is a compelling and occasionally heart-wrenching Canadian drama presented in a technically interesting fashion. Directed by Bruce McDonald, with a screenplay written by Maureen Medved based on her stream-of-consciousness novel, the film sporadically uses

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The Tracey Fragments (2007)

Starring the wonderful Ellen Page, The Tracey Fragments is a compelling and occasionally heart-wrenching Canadian drama presented in a technically interesting fashion. Directed by Bruce McDonald, with a screenplay written by Maureen Medved based on her stream-of-consciousness novel, the film sporadically uses

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Precious (2009)

This remarkable film is filled with extraordinary performances which power a sometimes light, sometimes dark account of a teenager who dreams of stardom but whose reality is blighted by material and spiritual poverty. Teenager Precious is played impressively by newcomer Gabourey

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Precious (2009)

This remarkable film is filled with extraordinary performances which power a sometimes light, sometimes dark account of a teenager who dreams of stardom but whose reality is blighted by material and spiritual poverty. Teenager Precious is played impressively by newcomer Gabourey

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Brick (2005)

Rian Johnson’s excellent feature debut is a neo-noir set in an American high school. This intriguing thriller stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a student-turned-dogged investigator. Gordon-Levitt’s great performance is complemented by a strong supporting cast. Brick is a unique film, created by a filmmaker

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Brick (2005)

Rian Johnson’s excellent feature debut is a neo-noir set in an American high school. This intriguing thriller stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a student-turned-dogged investigator. Gordon-Levitt’s great performance is complemented by a strong supporting cast. Brick is a unique film, created by a filmmaker

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

J Blakeson’s superbly made crime thriller is pure tension from beginning to end. His direction and script is top-notch, as is the acting by Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston. The Disappearance of Alice Creed is not a film to be

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

J Blakeson’s superbly made crime thriller is pure tension from beginning to end. His direction and script is top-notch, as is the acting by Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston. The Disappearance of Alice Creed is not a film to be

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

The Coen brothers’ breathtaking adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel is one of the finest crime thrillers ever produced. A nerve-wracking and original screenplay with sly wit and tense action sequences is played out brilliantly by a cast which includes Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

The Coen brothers’ breathtaking adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel is one of the finest crime thrillers ever produced. A nerve-wracking and original screenplay with sly wit and tense action sequences is played out brilliantly by a cast which includes Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy

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Donnie Darko (2001)

Richard Kelly’s highly original comedy teen drama/sci-fi horror mystery boasts one of the most bizarre yet compelling stories in cinematic history. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko with a great supporting cast which includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze and Drew Barrymore. Donnie Darko is one of the most

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Donnie Darko (2001)

Richard Kelly’s highly original comedy teen drama/sci-fi horror mystery boasts one of the most bizarre yet compelling stories in cinematic history. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko with a great supporting cast which includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze and Drew Barrymore. Donnie Darko is one of the most

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The Machinist (2004)

“If you were any thinner, you wouldn’t exist.” Christian Bale’s skeletal frame is almost unbearable to watch. For his role in The Machinist, he crash-dieted down to a shocking 120 lbs/55 kilos. This is one of many elements that give

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The Machinist (2004)

“If you were any thinner, you wouldn’t exist.” Christian Bale’s skeletal frame is almost unbearable to watch. For his role in The Machinist, he crash-dieted down to a shocking 120 lbs/55 kilos. This is one of many elements that give

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Submarine (2010)

Filmed in Wales, the wonderful Submarine takes the familiar coming-of-age story and makes it original, funny, unpredictable and wholly satisfying. The young Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige give great performances supported by a fine cast of seasoned actors. The film, written and directed

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Submarine (2010)

Filmed in Wales, the wonderful Submarine takes the familiar coming-of-age story and makes it original, funny, unpredictable and wholly satisfying. The young Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige give great performances supported by a fine cast of seasoned actors. The film, written and directed

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Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

Mark Ruffalo’s directorial feature debut coupled with Christopher Thornton’s wholly original script and lead performance add up to a great piece of cinema. Sympathy for Delicious is a strange and ultimately uplifting tale that will stay with you for a long

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Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

Mark Ruffalo’s directorial feature debut coupled with Christopher Thornton’s wholly original script and lead performance add up to a great piece of cinema. Sympathy for Delicious is a strange and ultimately uplifting tale that will stay with you for a long

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Frozen River (2008)

This impressive low-budget crime drama is set in and around the socially deprived Mohawk reservation which stretches between upstate New York and southern Quebec. The protagonists are two women, one white, the other a Mohawk Indian, who live in shabby house

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Frozen River (2008)

This impressive low-budget crime drama is set in and around the socially deprived Mohawk reservation which stretches between upstate New York and southern Quebec. The protagonists are two women, one white, the other a Mohawk Indian, who live in shabby house

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Antichrist (2009)

Lars von Trier’s multifaceted Antichrist is a breathtaking work of art with outstanding performances by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe. It is beautiful, fantastical and, occasionally, shockingly violent and explicit. A central theme in the film is depression, which Von Trier was suffering

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Antichrist (2009)

Lars von Trier’s multifaceted Antichrist is a breathtaking work of art with outstanding performances by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe. It is beautiful, fantastical and, occasionally, shockingly violent and explicit. A central theme in the film is depression, which Von Trier was suffering

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Rabbit Hole (2010)

Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star in this excellent drama about a marriage going through difficult times. They are a couple drifting apart, seeking answers from others rather than solace in one another. Although the subject matter is difficult, John Cameron Mitchell’s

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Rabbit Hole (2010)

Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star in this excellent drama about a marriage going through difficult times. They are a couple drifting apart, seeking answers from others rather than solace in one another. Although the subject matter is difficult, John Cameron Mitchell’s

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Primer (2004)

Shane Carruth’s extraordinary sci-fi drama revolves around four scientists inventing a special one-of-a-kind machine in their garage. The contraption they build seems straightforward to use at first but complications arise as the story moves forward. The dialogue is shop talk babble we barely

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Primer (2004)

Shane Carruth’s extraordinary sci-fi drama revolves around four scientists inventing a special one-of-a-kind machine in their garage. The contraption they build seems straightforward to use at first but complications arise as the story moves forward. The dialogue is shop talk babble we barely

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Pontypool (2008)

A superb psychological drama, Pontypool is based on the excellent novel by Tony Burgess, “Pontypool Changes Everything”. It is directed by Bruce McDonald of The Tracey Fragments fame. Almost the whole film is set in one location, a radio station in a

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Pontypool (2008)

A superb psychological drama, Pontypool is based on the excellent novel by Tony Burgess, “Pontypool Changes Everything”. It is directed by Bruce McDonald of The Tracey Fragments fame. Almost the whole film is set in one location, a radio station in a

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Eden Lake (2008)

A frightening thriller, Eden Lake gets under your skin and leaves you feeling exhilarated as well as angry. Its rendition of characters from certain English walks of life is very realistic, feeding our fears of a society breaking down. The

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Eden Lake (2008)

A frightening thriller, Eden Lake gets under your skin and leaves you feeling exhilarated as well as angry. Its rendition of characters from certain English walks of life is very realistic, feeding our fears of a society breaking down. The

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Surveillance (2008)

Surveillance is an exciting, violent crime thriller which tells its intriguing story from several viewpoints and leaves you guessing. Jennifer Chambers Lynch’s directing is sharp, and the story is good, but it is the excellent rendition of the dialogue by

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Surveillance (2008)

Surveillance is an exciting, violent crime thriller which tells its intriguing story from several viewpoints and leaves you guessing. Jennifer Chambers Lynch’s directing is sharp, and the story is good, but it is the excellent rendition of the dialogue by

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Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy is a claustrophobic thriller. First-time director David Slade is on dangerous ground with controversial subject matter but does a superb job of bringing together an excellent script, crisp cinematography, and an awe-inspiring performance by a young Ellen Page. Confounding the conventional

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Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy is a claustrophobic thriller. First-time director David Slade is on dangerous ground with controversial subject matter but does a superb job of bringing together an excellent script, crisp cinematography, and an awe-inspiring performance by a young Ellen Page. Confounding the conventional

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Hot Topic: Good Horror Films?

Good Horror Films Which are your favourite horror films? Below is a list of horror films we thought were effective. Our choices are bound to differ from yours. Add your favourite horror films in the comments and tell us why we must

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Hot Topic: Good Horror Films?

Good Horror Films Which are your favourite horror films? Below is a list of horror films we thought were effective. Our choices are bound to differ from yours. Add your favourite horror films in the comments and tell us why we must