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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Color Out Of Space

Arguably, no genre writer has been as influential as H.P. Lovecraft. Over eighty years after his death, his unique vision of ‘cosmic horror’ continues to inspire both authors and filmmakers. Yet, to date, there have few truly f...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Terminator: Dark Fate

More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. But now it seems that a darker fate looms and Sarah must make alliances ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Superman: Red Son

DC’s Elseworlds series take well-known and well-loved comic book characters and gives them a new twist. Batman is a perennial favourite of Elseworld writers, but Superman has also generated his share of classic alternative stor...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Doctor Sleep

There is a motif in Doctor Sleep which sees Ewan McGregor’s Dan Torrence locking monsters from his past away in metaphorical boxes. It is an adpt one given the way the film is not only contending with being both a sequel to Sta...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Little Monsters

Little Monsters follows Dav (Alexander England), Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o) and Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad) as they fight to save a class of pre-schoolers from a zombie apocalypse.  This deliciously gruesome zom-rom-com...