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Archipelago DVD Review

By Jamie Steiner Given the annual deluge of releases, discovering a genuinely exciting and innovative filmmaker is all too rare an occurrence in the cinema but, when it happens, it is always nothing less than thrilling. When a ...
 
 
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Age Of The Dragons

Age Of The Dragons had the potential to be gloriously trashy. A reimagining of Moby Dick but with dragons instead of the titular white whale, and starring Danny Glover, this has got “Cult Classic” written all over it. Unfortuna...
 

 
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And Soon The Darkness DVD/BR

Nubile girls and sinister locals are not enough to break this thriller from its formulaic origins. Amber Heard’s star has failed to truly rise since her breakout role in All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), so it makes se...
 
 
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Arthur

Presumably the project that will be best remembered for putting a timely end to Russell Brand’s Hollywood aspirations, it is gleefully ironic that Arthur bursts onto screen with a car crash (involving the very same Batmobile fr...
 

 
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Alien Vs. Ninja DVD

Despite the title’s promise, it’s not that Alien this intrepid bunch of Ninjas are fighting in Seiji Chiba’s low-budget but surprisingly fun take on the whole Alien/Predator genre which hints more at the Mega ...
 
 
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Amer DVD

A Dario Argento inspired horror expression that stuns with its visuals and disturbs with its subtext. Amer is not your normal slasher horror film. It bares little in common with the more Hollywood output of a Paranormal Activit...
 

 
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Animal Kingdom

One of the UK film industry’s biggest exports has been the mockney gangster movie, but there was a time when criminals were Britain’s biggest export to Australia, so it’s hardly surprising that criminal elemen...
 
 
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Abel Cinema Review

If Guillermo Del Toro is the godfather of contemporary Mexican cinema, then Diego Luna and his buddy Gael Garcia Bernal are its favourite sons. The pair first came to international attention in Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mam&a...
 

 
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Adjustment Bureau, The

The stories of Philip K Dick have been adapted by Hollywood to produce acclaimed masterpieces (Bladerunner), flash-in-the-pan thrillers (Paycheck) and trippy head-scratchers (A Scanner Darkly). Now, The Adjustment Bureau attemp...
 
 
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Aftershock

A tear-jerking film about a family split by tragedy in the 1976 Tangshan earthquake.   The biggest grossing film this year in it’s native China, Aftershock is a disaster movie come drama that packs a seriously powerful ear...