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The Driver – 4K Restoration

Writer-director Walter Hill is a Mustang of a filmmaker. An American muscle car whose engine is finely attuned to accelerate fast and brake harder. His films are so macho they give you whiplash. So it is with great delight to s...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Poltergeist (1982)

Rereleasing in cinemas this Halloween from Park Circus Films and available for the first time on 4K UHD from Warner Bros, Tobe Hooper’s iconic supernatural shocker remains one of the most enjoyable horror flicks of its era. Fro...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Halloween Ends

Halloween Ends is destined to divide people. While expectations were certainly all over the place after the farcical Halloween Kills of last year, Ends has that unlucky job of not just successfully rounding off the new Hallowee...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pennywise: The Story of IT

Pennywise, the titular monstrous being of Stephen King’s IT, remains one of the most iconic and feared villains in horror. Whether on the pages of the original novel or most recently performed on-screen by Bill Skarsgård, the c...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Inu-oh

Masaaki Yuasa’s historical, rock musical, buddy-comedy, anime, Inu-oh comes to cinemas this September. Yes, you read that right. Inu-oh is a film that defies both genre labels and stereotypes– and the result is glorious. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Tour

In 1973, multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield released his debut album Tubular Bells on Virgin Records. The mostly instrumental album, recorded by a then-19 year old Oldfield, had a quiet release and, initially, low sales. When ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Strawberry Mansion

The very best genre films are those that engage us, entertain us, and enlighten us—and Strawberry Mansion ticks all those boxes with aplomb.  In the not-too-distant future, an all-seeing surveillance state conducts dream audits...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FALL

A shark cage 47 metres below the surface. A rickety ski-lift dangling above a pack of hungry wolves. And now, a precarious platform at the top of a 2,000 ft disused TV tower. Yes, this subgenre of thrillers – being trappe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Feast

Every director who aims to make a horror movie, should be forced to watch The Haunting. Because what Robert Wise knew, is that it’s what you don’t show, that gives your audience nightmares. Slashers and SFX are fine, if you’re ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Score

The Score premieres at Edinburgh International Film Festival on 18 August 2022 Johnny Flynn is one of the finest – and surprisingly underrated, he should be Ed Sheeran levels of popularity – musicians around, so it ...