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Death Note Blu ray

An inventive and dark supernatural thriller that grips but lacks a coherent middle to fully absorb.
 
 
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Restrepo

War, what is it good for? Providing ample source material for the movies, for one, yet combat is often inaccurately portrayed by cinema, painted on the big screen as a roaring, cacophonous action-laden land of heroes and heroic...
 

 
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I Spit On Your Grave

The best example of the depths filmmakers will go to in order to shock and offend. In the 1980s the video nasty was almost something to aspire to for some filmmakers. Films of such a deplorable nature that they were deemed unfi...
 
 
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Jackboots on Whitehall

World War II has always been a rich source for powerful storytelling and spectacular action, whether as a backdrop to a compelling love story or, as with Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, a complete reimagining of the glo...
 

 
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Mary & Max

As subject matters go, suicide, prostitution, condoms and alcoholism are not the usual fodder for feature animation. But there again, Adam Elliot’s May and Max is not exactly aimed at kids. Animated features have long sin...
 
 
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We Are What We Are

Drama and mayhem in this Mexican thriller that looks at a family of cannibals. Forget your Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) what if a family of cannibals suddenly found themselves without a leader? This is the premise of We Are W...
 

 
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Bella DVD

Often overly sentimental but executed with enough grace and charm to make this a heartfelt drama.
 
 
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Bitter & Twisted DVD BR

An ambitious look at grief that never quite decides where it wants to go. From its opening shot of a son’s corpse Bitter And Twisted sets out to pull you into a dimly lit and depressing existence. By no means a film that ...
 

 
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Last Night

A bittersweet ode to the resilience of the human spirit on the last night of Earth’s existence.
 
 
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Echelon Conspiracy DVD/ BR

An attempted carbon copy of a handful of successful thrillers that fails to hide the films it so wants to emulate.