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Hunter, The

Directors who star in their own movies can be a curse. Hitchcock avoided that with a clever, quick cameo in each; Eastwood’s powerful presence acts as a strength rather than a weakness whereas M. Night Shyamalan’s f...
 
 
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Lola

Hailed as a masterpiece at the time of its release, Jacques Demy’s Lola (1961) represents French New Wave at its best, a bittersweet tale the lost opportunities of youth. Actually, the film bombed upon its first release, ...
 

 
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Last Exorcism, The

Ever since a pubescent Linda Blair puked cold pea soup and did unmentionable things to a crucifix in her head-spinning turn as Regan in William Friedkin’sThe Exorcist, the Devil and the men of the cloth who fight him have...
 
 
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Salt

Review may contain spoilers. With the world’s two biggest secret agent franchises both taking a hiatus, and Jack Ryan in retirement, could Salt, helmed by Patriot Games director Philip Noyce, be the next big series? It is...
 

 
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Love Life

There is always going to be a sticky end when a wife gives permission to her handsome husband to play the field, as long as he came home at night. Odds are that he’ll fall in love elsewhere, bring back the odd STD and she...
 
 
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Going The Distance

Anyone who’s ever been part of the long distance relationship thing will know what it’s like; waiting weeks to see your loved one only for those few moments to be over in what feels like seconds. With real life coup...
 

 
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Wah Do Dem

A subtle and personal voyage of discovery that is a perfect example of indie filmmaking. Wah Do Dem is a film that came about almost by chance. Co-Director Ben Chace won a trip on a cruise ship and decided to make a film in the...
 
 
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Dog Pound DVD/Blu-ray

A youth correctional facility drama that, while familiar, still manages to harrow with its portrayal of violence and loss of control. With its grainy look and drained colour pallet Dog Pound makes no qualms about being a gritty...
 

 
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Modesty Blaise

Stylish, unadulterated camp, with the essence of too-cool-for-skool. Chuck in the youthful and heavily-tanned Terrance Stamp, the ultimate fag hag Modesty Blaise (in the form of Italian actress Monica Vitti), and what you have ...
 
 
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Cherry Tree Lane DVD

A middle-aged, middle class couple (Tom Butcher and Rachael Blake) frostily eat dinner, sniping at each other over whether or not they should have the telly on (he wants to watch the news, she doesn’t), their unspoken hos...