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My Father and The Man in Black

When The Man Comes Around. Again. When you next watch Walk The Line, Hollywood’s schlock-gloss of the life and times of Johnny Cash, keep your eyes open for Saul Holiff. Cash’s manager for 13 years, Holiff was there...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Spike Island

A Shameless piece of nostalgia from the man who bought you Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Manchester. So much to answer for. A coming-of-age tale set around a trip to a 1990 gig by The Stone Roses, Spike Island is the l...
 

 
 
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Deadfall

Thanksgiving is one of America’s gifts to the movie world and Deadfall, a violent thriller from a promising Austrian director, joins a litany of movies (as diverse as Grumpy Old Men, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Hannah...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Hijacking

How much can a man take before he breaks? That’s the question posed and answered – in some style – by A Hijacking, a big screen offering from one of Denmark’s small-screen maestros. Partly set on a tramp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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21 And Over

Nothing says Summer’s coming better than a film about American college kids getting drunk and laid so 21 And Over is as much a sign of the changing seasons as the appearance of white flesh through ill-advised outerwear. T...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Army of Shadows

Having been critically panned on release in France in 1969 and subsequently denied a theatrical run in the US, after a thorough restoration over thirty-five years later, Army of Shadows has finally found recognition.
 

 
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The Heist

Heists are much like movies, in that they only work if all the right elements are in place
 
 
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Reincarnated

Snoop's perma-high style is endearing enough to allow any cynicism to be put in the corner for 90 minutes.
 

 
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Sightseers

Ever wondered what would Natural Born Killers would have been like if Mike Leigh had directed it?
 
 
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The Heineken Kidnapping

Flying the flag for Holland in the flourishing movie genre of 1970s and 1980s euro-terrorism reminiscence, The Heineken Kidnapping recounts how one of the flat country’s best-known and wealthiest men was taken hostage for...