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Punishment Park

Back in the mid-1960s, Peter Watkins’ work at the BBC had earned him a reputation as a documentarian who was not afraid of innovation
 
 
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Mademoiselle Chambon DVD

Perhaps the great of all dramatic conceits is the idea that love descends upon us like a plague of locusts, an all-consuming storm that leaves the landscape utterly desolate except for the potential for renewal.
 

 
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Attenberg

When one thinks of European cinema, one is far more likely to think of France, Italy, Germany or Spain than one is to think of Greece. Greek cinema seldom wows festival audiences and is seldom seen outside of Greece.
 
 
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Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

Mark Steven Johnson’s Ghost Rider (2007) was about as boring as a film about a flaming skeleton riding a motorcycle could possibly be.
 

 
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Tyrannosaur

Though best known for his appearances in the Red Riding trilogy, The Bourne Ultimatum and his on-going collaboration with Shane Meadows (including A Room for Romeo Brass and Dead Man’s Shoes), Paddy Considine is also an award-w...
 
 
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Ides Of March, The

Having pummelled billions out of audiences with their Summer tentpoles, Hollywood now turns its attentions to the awards season that allows them to make money from smaller and more ‘grown up’ productions, productions known popu...
 

 
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Sarah’s Key

In 1942, the French government rounded up thousands of French Jews and interned them in the Vel D’Hiv velodrome in central Paris.
 
 
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Arrietty

There is something awe-inspiring about the way in which Studio Ghibli have managed to transform their cult following into a powerful cinematic brand.
 

 
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Super 8

Back in the 1980s, Stephen Spielberg cornered the market on the type of family-oriented adventure films that were once the preserve of Disney