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Law of Desire

As part of the Almodóvar Collection re-release, this version of Law of Desire comes with an excellent introduction by the academic Jose Arroyo. According to Arroyo, Almodóvar’s fifth film was a breakthrough on a number of diffe...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Fascism appears to have had a rather complicated influence on the development of Spanish cinema. When the dust finally settled on the Spanish civil war and cultural elites began surveying the damage, they realised that nearly a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Dark Habits

While Pedro Almodóvar is now one of the best known and most widely-respected figures in European cinema, it is easy to forget that he began his career making underground films in the shadows of Europe’s last surviving fascist r...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Stalker

Since his untimely death in 1986, Andrei Tarkovsky has come to be seen as one of the most respected and influential of art house filmmakers. However, while the world cinema community are well within their rights to adopt Tarkov...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Louder Than Bombs

Joachim Trier is a director who is quite obviously being groomed for better things. A graduate of both Denmark’s European Film College and Britain’s National Film and Television School, Trier’s first film Reprise was picked up ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Solaris

  Andrei Tarkovsky began work on his third feature film under something of a cloud. His previous film Andrei Rubiev had gone unreleased and the semi-autobiographical project that would later become Mirror was still struggl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Mirror

Our culture teaches us how to understand our culture. From the very first moment our parents deposited us in front of a screen, we began learning how to understand the content of our culture. Every work of film and televisual a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Absolute Beginners

The early 1980s were a terrible time for British cinema. Having allowed television to steal most of its audience and failed to compete against the juggernaut that was post-Star Wars Hollywood, the British film business entered ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Couple In A Hole

There are now close to a million Japanese people who refuse to leave their own homes. Overwhelmingly young, overwhelmingly male, and overwhelmingly dependent upon their families, these people have been driven to complete social...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Forgotten

Now seems as good a time as any to make a low-budget British horror film. Despite being forced from the multiplex by their better-promoted American cousins, British horror films have managed to latch on to what would appear to ...