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Grudge Match

In the one corner, with the careworn features, 1949 world middleweight champion, the Raging Bull himself, Robert ‘Jake LaMotta’ De Niro! And in the other corner with the immovable face, the 1976 world heavyweight ch...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Last Passenger

Last Passenger, a British movie low on both concept and budget, set on the last train out of London, doesn’t sound like it promises too much and indeed it barely bothered the box office. But put all cynicism aside and get...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Harrigan

It’s a brave director who takes on a story of filial-fuelled revenge in 1970s northern England, but Vince Woods has done just that with his first flick, Harrigan. Bolshy, brash, and just back from Hong Kong, DS Barry Hann...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Stand Up Guys

Once was a time when having Al Pacino and Christopher Walken on the poster, as Stand Up Guys can boast, would have been the guarantee of box office plenty and probably an armful of gongs come awards season. But time passes. Nei...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Enough Said

It doesn’t take an expert eye to view the publicity for Enough Said – with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini sitting there smiling like a couple of schmucks – to know that there will be some rom and the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Everybody Has A Plan

Viggo Mortensen‘s post-Lord of the Rings career choices have resulted in a bit of a mish-mash of hits and misses. Everybody Has A Plan, a slight Argentine drama, falls firmly in the latter camp. To his credit he does his ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Cherry

Every once in a while a film comes along that is so crushingly awful, that misses the mark by such a wide margin and that is so devoid of both soul and reason that it makes one grateful for the Razzies, the awards that salute t...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Compliance

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein made this plea, and it seems no-one listened. That much is made clear by Compliance, a low budget indie flick from the U.S. that garnered some good notices at the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Little Deaths

Just in time for the annual FrightFest shindig in London’s glittering West End, Little Deaths – a showcase for all that is warped and messed up in the world if British horror – finally sees the light of day. H...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Trap For Cinderella

Obsession is a long-standing movie compulsion. The jealousy and neurosis that the emotion brings forth can create tension, underpin intrigue and lead to violence and has created some great cinema – Cape Fear, Night of the...