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Django Unchained (2012)

Is there any limit to the fun you can have watching a movie! Quentin Tarantino keeps banging out hit after hit which keep us rooted to our cinema seats and sofas. We are either grinning or grimacing, howling with laughter

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Django Unchained (2012)

Is there any limit to the fun you can have watching a movie! Quentin Tarantino keeps banging out hit after hit which keep us rooted to our cinema seats and sofas. We are either grinning or grimacing, howling with laughter

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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

If a director can take a subject which I could not care less about and enthral me for two hours, then he has accomplished a considerable feat. Behind the Candelabra is a lavish mix of fantastical sets, over the top

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Behind the Candelabra (2013)

If a director can take a subject which I could not care less about and enthral me for two hours, then he has accomplished a considerable feat. Behind the Candelabra is a lavish mix of fantastical sets, over the top

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Rush (2013)

2013 was a bumper year for well-made films. One of the best of these is Rush, a biopic which documents the bitter rivalry in the 1970s between Formula 1 racing drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Whether you are a

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Rush (2013)

2013 was a bumper year for well-made films. One of the best of these is Rush, a biopic which documents the bitter rivalry in the 1970s between Formula 1 racing drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Whether you are a

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Only God Forgives (2013)

I have watched Only God Forgives twice now. Like Drive (2011) - director Nicolas Winding Refn, actor Ryan Gosling, and musician Cliff Martinez’s last collaboration - I required two viewings to establish whether this latest film is all bells and whistles purporting to be art or

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Only God Forgives (2013)

I have watched Only God Forgives twice now. Like Drive (2011) - director Nicolas Winding Refn, actor Ryan Gosling, and musician Cliff Martinez’s last collaboration - I required two viewings to establish whether this latest film is all bells and whistles purporting to be art or

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Mud (2012)

It is a long time since I have seen a coming-of-age movie. Watching Mud reminded me that when done well, this genre produces some of the most endearing films. Mud is part adventure, part thriller, mostly drama. We follow two

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Mud (2012)

It is a long time since I have seen a coming-of-age movie. Watching Mud reminded me that when done well, this genre produces some of the most endearing films. Mud is part adventure, part thriller, mostly drama. We follow two

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Sightseers (2012)

The other day I laughed A LOT! I watched Sightseers (2012), the follow up to Ben Wheatley’s excellent crime horror thriller Kill List (2011). Sightseers is a very funny black comedy thriller. It starts low-key, building slowly to a perfect finale. It is well-worth

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Sightseers (2012)

The other day I laughed A LOT! I watched Sightseers (2012), the follow up to Ben Wheatley’s excellent crime horror thriller Kill List (2011). Sightseers is a very funny black comedy thriller. It starts low-key, building slowly to a perfect finale. It is well-worth

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

What a wonderful, beautiful, enchanting and original film this is. It is also dramatic, sad and frightening. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a huge surprise. It is so different from anything I have seen before. The film is set

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

What a wonderful, beautiful, enchanting and original film this is. It is also dramatic, sad and frightening. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a huge surprise. It is so different from anything I have seen before. The film is set

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The Hunt (2012)

This powerful and frightening drama from Denmark is not to be missed. Expertly filmed and acted, this is edge-of-your-seat cinema based on carefully crafted narrative, not run-of-the-mill action scenes. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012

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The Hunt (2012)

This powerful and frightening drama from Denmark is not to be missed. Expertly filmed and acted, this is edge-of-your-seat cinema based on carefully crafted narrative, not run-of-the-mill action scenes. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

This crime drama is a tense 2 hrs 20 min watch. Three stories rolled into one provide changes of perspective and pace which culminate in a satisfying experience. It is not a masterpiece by any means but The Place Beyond

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

This crime drama is a tense 2 hrs 20 min watch. Three stories rolled into one provide changes of perspective and pace which culminate in a satisfying experience. It is not a masterpiece by any means but The Place Beyond

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Amour (2012)

We are big fans of Austrian director Michael Haneke here on Wonderful Cinema. We have already reviewed Funny Games (1997) and Caché (2005). Now we turn our attention to his latest - an exceptional film. Amour a.k.a. Love is a beautifully crafted piece

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Amour (2012)

We are big fans of Austrian director Michael Haneke here on Wonderful Cinema. We have already reviewed Funny Games (1997) and Caché (2005). Now we turn our attention to his latest - an exceptional film. Amour a.k.a. Love is a beautifully crafted piece

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Frankenweenie (2012)

Tim Burton’s delightful Frankenweenie is a harmless comedy horror starring one of the most adorable dogs to grace celluloid. The film is packed with excellent characters, voiced by an excellent cast. This stop motion animation is yet another fine Burton

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Frankenweenie (2012)

Tim Burton’s delightful Frankenweenie is a harmless comedy horror starring one of the most adorable dogs to grace celluloid. The film is packed with excellent characters, voiced by an excellent cast. This stop motion animation is yet another fine Burton

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The Mill and the Cross (2011)

Submerging oneself in Lech Majewski’s The Mill and the Cross is a fascinating and totally original experience. This drama starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York brings to life the painting “The Procession to Calvary” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Painted in 1564, Bruegel’s masterpiece

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The Mill and the Cross (2011)

Submerging oneself in Lech Majewski’s The Mill and the Cross is a fascinating and totally original experience. This drama starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York brings to life the painting “The Procession to Calvary” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Painted in 1564, Bruegel’s masterpiece

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Drive (2011)

Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, is a slick neo-noir crime thriller and an original experience. On the surface it looks like just a stylish action film but Drive places character development above action. The result is a film where we care about the protagonists and understand

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Drive (2011)

Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, is a slick neo-noir crime thriller and an original experience. On the surface it looks like just a stylish action film but Drive places character development above action. The result is a film where we care about the protagonists and understand

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Carnage (2011)

Roman Polanski directs Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet in this excellent black comedy. Polanski excels at chamber pieces. His debut feature, Knife in the Water (1962) as well as Repulsion (1965), Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The Tenant (1976) all build their uneasy atmospheres

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Carnage (2011)

Roman Polanski directs Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet in this excellent black comedy. Polanski excels at chamber pieces. His debut feature, Knife in the Water (1962) as well as Repulsion (1965), Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The Tenant (1976) all build their uneasy atmospheres

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The Artist (2011)

So why does it work, a silent movie eight decades after talkies took the world by storm? Why did it win so many awards? Why on earth would you want to see a film without dialogue unless it was a

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The Artist (2011)

So why does it work, a silent movie eight decades after talkies took the world by storm? Why did it win so many awards? Why on earth would you want to see a film without dialogue unless it was a

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Take Shelter (2011)

Take Shelter is an original story woven around the desperation of middle-class, middle-Americans following the economic slowdown of recent years. Michael Shannon’s strong acting skills are brought to bear in this slow-building, gripping drama-thriller directed by Jeff Nichols. One or two

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Take Shelter (2011)

Take Shelter is an original story woven around the desperation of middle-class, middle-Americans following the economic slowdown of recent years. Michael Shannon’s strong acting skills are brought to bear in this slow-building, gripping drama-thriller directed by Jeff Nichols. One or two

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Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous is a pseudo-historical political thriller which promotes a theory that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was the true author of Shakespeare’s works. However eagerly most of us will reject this proposal, it is no reason to avoid this marvelous film. A clever

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Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous is a pseudo-historical political thriller which promotes a theory that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was the true author of Shakespeare’s works. However eagerly most of us will reject this proposal, it is no reason to avoid this marvelous film. A clever

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The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables was a massive hit, taking over $336 million at the box office in its first 6 months. It is a brilliantly funny and tender tale brought to the screen magnificently by its two main actors, Omar Sy and François Cluzet, and

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The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables was a massive hit, taking over $336 million at the box office in its first 6 months. It is a brilliantly funny and tender tale brought to the screen magnificently by its two main actors, Omar Sy and François Cluzet, and

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Sean Durkin’s disquieting debut feature film is a slow-paced psychological thriller which works exceedingly well due to the superb performance of its star, Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen works magic to create a totally believable character that sucks us into the dark story. A

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Sean Durkin’s disquieting debut feature film is a slow-paced psychological thriller which works exceedingly well due to the superb performance of its star, Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen works magic to create a totally believable character that sucks us into the dark story. A

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Headhunters (2011)

Morten Tyldum’s highly entertaining Norwegian action thriller does have a couple of scenes that you will need to take with a pinch of salt. If you don’t mind that, then you’re in for a treat. With a cool script based on Jo Nesbø’s

Directors

Headhunters (2011)

Morten Tyldum’s highly entertaining Norwegian action thriller does have a couple of scenes that you will need to take with a pinch of salt. If you don’t mind that, then you’re in for a treat. With a cool script based on Jo Nesbø’s

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Tyrannosaur (2011)

This tense and bleak British drama realistically depicts the raging anger, hatred and violence many British men – for whatever reason – have buried in their souls. This brutality is often released with the abuse of alcohol. But for some,

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Tyrannosaur (2011)

This tense and bleak British drama realistically depicts the raging anger, hatred and violence many British men – for whatever reason – have buried in their souls. This brutality is often released with the abuse of alcohol. But for some,

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Limitless (2011)

Limitless is a highly entertaining, lowbrow Manhattan thriller based on the novel by Alan Glynn. Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a down-and-out who stumbles upon a silver bullet to solve all his problems. Co-stars Abbie Cornish and Robert de Niro – although

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Limitless (2011)

Limitless is a highly entertaining, lowbrow Manhattan thriller based on the novel by Alan Glynn. Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a down-and-out who stumbles upon a silver bullet to solve all his problems. Co-stars Abbie Cornish and Robert de Niro – although

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50/50 (2011)

A comedy? About cancer? That doesn’t seem like very good taste! Script writer Will Reiser and director Jonathan Levine have managed to create a wonderful film. It’s a kind of romantic-comedy-drama about a young man with a severe form of

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50/50 (2011)

A comedy? About cancer? That doesn’t seem like very good taste! Script writer Will Reiser and director Jonathan Levine have managed to create a wonderful film. It’s a kind of romantic-comedy-drama about a young man with a severe form of

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Midnight in Paris (2011)

Woody Allen’s romantic comedy is a charming love letter to the City of Light and also a treatise on the power of nostalgia. Owen Wilson is well cast as a man perpetually doubtful of his talents and frustrated with his life – a

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Midnight in Paris (2011)

Woody Allen’s romantic comedy is a charming love letter to the City of Light and also a treatise on the power of nostalgia. Owen Wilson is well cast as a man perpetually doubtful of his talents and frustrated with his life – a

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Rango (2011)

Trippy mysticism? Existential self-reflection? This comedy-western animation has it all. Johnny Depp provides the voice for a lizard who takes on the role of sheriff in a frontier town populated by desert animals, good and bad. The graphics are awesome; the

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Rango (2011)

Trippy mysticism? Existential self-reflection? This comedy-western animation has it all. Johnny Depp provides the voice for a lizard who takes on the role of sheriff in a frontier town populated by desert animals, good and bad. The graphics are awesome; the

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The Guard (2011)

In this lovely little comedy set in Ireland, Brendan Gleeson plays an unorthodox rural garda (policeman) who has to team up with an FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to catch some international criminals. The mismatching of these two coppers from very

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The Guard (2011)

In this lovely little comedy set in Ireland, Brendan Gleeson plays an unorthodox rural garda (policeman) who has to team up with an FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to catch some international criminals. The mismatching of these two coppers from very

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Lynne Ramsay’s excellent drama thriller follows the shocking psychological feud which is waged between a mother and her young son. Eva is not a natural when it comes to motherhood and Kevin, sensing this, throws scorn and worse at her attempts. We

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Lynne Ramsay’s excellent drama thriller follows the shocking psychological feud which is waged between a mother and her young son. Eva is not a natural when it comes to motherhood and Kevin, sensing this, throws scorn and worse at her attempts. We

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Kill List (2011)

We at Wonderful Cinema like nothing more than to watch a film without the slightest idea what it is about other than a strong recommendation that it is worth seeing. In this way we are always surprised, even if not

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Kill List (2011)

We at Wonderful Cinema like nothing more than to watch a film without the slightest idea what it is about other than a strong recommendation that it is worth seeing. In this way we are always surprised, even if not

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Another Earth (2011)

Another Earth is a low-key film which mixes life’s unexpected twists and turns and the complexities of human relationships with a dash of science fiction. The result is a superb and original drama. This small-budget film is beautiful and moving, with a

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Another Earth (2011)

Another Earth is a low-key film which mixes life’s unexpected twists and turns and the complexities of human relationships with a dash of science fiction. The result is a superb and original drama. This small-budget film is beautiful and moving, with a

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Hanna (2011)

Hanna is a first-rate action thriller which centers around a teenage girl who has grown up in the remote wilds of Finland. Trained as an assassin from an early age by her ex-CIA father, she has been prepared for something. One moment a

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Hanna (2011)

Hanna is a first-rate action thriller which centers around a teenage girl who has grown up in the remote wilds of Finland. Trained as an assassin from an early age by her ex-CIA father, she has been prepared for something. One moment a

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Terri (2011)

Overweight and poor fifteen-year-old Terri wears pyjamas to school because they are the only comfortable clothes he owns. He has no friends and is mocked by his classmates. He lives on a sole diet of baked beans on toast. Assistant

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Terri (2011)

Overweight and poor fifteen-year-old Terri wears pyjamas to school because they are the only comfortable clothes he owns. He has no friends and is mocked by his classmates. He lives on a sole diet of baked beans on toast. Assistant

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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