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Wizards

In 1977, two ground-breaking animated features went head-to-head in US movie theatres. One was Fantasia. The other was Wizards. And, despite the financial power of the Disney-financed feature, it was Wizards that looked to be t...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood

For many non-American audiences Mr. Rogers will not be a familiar name. But across the pond he is a veritable institution of children’s television. And, unlike many UK childrens entertainers, his reputation remained intact to t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Specialists

From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists, starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man On The Train, Détective, V...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1917

1917 is a sprawling, up-close-and-personal trip through the horrors of World War I. That Sam Mendes, aided no end by his regular director of photography Roger Deakins, chooses to tell said story in one long tracking shot is bot...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Revenge

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Girl goes on a nice getaway with her boyfriend, said boyfriend’s mates turn up, he turns out to be a grade-A A-hole and things go south, quick. Cue a montage of girl turning into full-bl...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kwaidan

Director Masaki Kobayashi may not be as well-known in the West as Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) or Yasujirō Ozu (Tokyo Story) but Eureka Classics’ latest release—Kwaidan—looks set to right that wrong. Released in 1964, Kobayas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Birds of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn

DC’s latest comic bookspin-off sees the magnificent Harley Quinn liberated from the baggage that goes with being ‘the Joker’s gall’ and given her own stand-alone movie. And there’s no doubt that Margot Robbie deserves the oppor...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Zu Warriors From The Magic Mountain

Back in the ’90s—when Enter The Dragon was pretty much the only Hong Kong movie most of us had ever seen—Jonathan Ross presented a run of films for Channel 4 under the banner Chinese Ghost Stories. Screenings at The Scala...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Knives Out

Knives Out director Rian Johnson likes to take traditional genre pieces and skew them. His debut film Brick was a film noir set in the high-drama high-stakes world of a high school. He even had the audacity to make a Star Wars ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Villain

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais may be better known as the creators of comic masterpieces such as Porridge and The Likely Lads but Villain is perhaps one of their greatest—and most neglected works. Adapted for the big screen fr...