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Dream Scenario

For over 100 years, storytellers have used the film medium to take viewers on journeys through the magic of cinema. Considering the immense length of the format’s history, original visions are getting
March 1, 2024

Lone Star – Criterion Collection

Rarely in cinema do you come across a filmmaker as versatile as Lone Star writer-director John Sayles. Here is a man who cut his Hollywood teeth working for Roger Corman, got early
February 26, 2024

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory is a curious beast. It’s a war film whose battles are mostly fought in a court room. It’s a Kubrick epic, that feels like a small, claustrophobic indie movie.
February 25, 2024

Slaughter in San Francisco

A gloriously trashy slice of kung fu film-making, Slaughter in San Francisco, AKA Yellow-Faced Tiger, was producer Raymond Chow’s attempt to capitalise on Hong Kong cinema’s sudden explosion of popularity in the West. Released in 1974,
February 19, 2024

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Comedy is a subjective thing. What one person finds hysterical can often leave someone else cold. So, your reaction to A Million Ways to Die in the West depends on what you
February 14, 2024

Kung Fu Cult Master

When a warring martial arts sect fights over a pair of mythical swords, the results are breathtakingly epic, in one of director Wong Jing’s most under-appreciated wuxia extravaganzas. Based on Jin Yong’s
January 29, 2024

Final Damnation

The Damned were the first punk band from the UK to release a single — New Rose — which hit the charts in 1976 as the B-side of a speeded up version
January 28, 2024

Samurai Wolf I & II

Throne of Blood, Seven Samurai, Kagemusha even if you don’t know Chanbara films, you know Chanbara films. The word literally means “sword fighting” and refers to a type of film that, in
January 22, 2024

Thelma & Louise

Made over 30 years ago Ridley Scott and Callie Khouri’s Thelma & Louise feels achingly prescient in today’s social climate. A film that accurately illustrates how the patriarchy wants to box women
January 22, 2024
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