Film Reviews, News & Competitions

 
 

 
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Blue Valentine Cinema

Arriving on British shores still trailing the whiff of controversy whipped up by its too-hot-for-America sexual frankness (Don’t get excited, Americans just aren’t keen on cunnilingus. Even in long shot.), writer/di...
 
 
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Big Sleep, The

It’s not every confusing mess of a film that becomes a bona fide movie classic but then 1946’s The Big Sleep isn’t just any old confusing mess. Based on Raymond Chandler’s classic crime novel, it’s...
 

 
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Benda Bilili Cinema

Let’s face it, on the surface, a doc about a bunch of elderly, disabled, homeless African musicians playing DIY instruments is hardly the big cinema sell. But given that Blur’s Damon Albarn was one of the many low-k...
 
 
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Battle Royale

Hugely controversial but brilliantly compelling action thriller.
 

 
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Battle: Los Angeles

You would have thought that aliens would have learned their lesson by now. Why when invading earth do they pick on the America first, the largest stockpile of armaments in the world? Battle: Los Angeles features a bunch of pres...
 
 
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Black Swan Cinema

Here’s a quick warning to anyone looking to watch Black Swan when it finally hits UK screens; do not expect subtlety. For this is an OTT, uber-camp, psycho melodrama of epic proportions that at times, is difficult not to ...
 

 
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brilliantlove

****WARNING – may contain spoilers**** Stuffed to bursting with frank, explicit sex scenes which will get Daily Mail readers a bit hot under the collar and bore to tears anyone else who’s over 15, Ashley Horner̵...
 
 
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Bella DVD

Often overly sentimental but executed with enough grace and charm to make this a heartfelt drama.
 

 
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Bitter & Twisted DVD BR

An ambitious look at grief that never quite decides where it wants to go. From its opening shot of a son’s corpse Bitter And Twisted sets out to pull you into a dimly lit and depressing existence. By no means a film that ...
 
 
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Buried Cinema

Boxing clever… In theatre, it is quite common for a one-hander to be performed on a single set. For feature films it is very rare. Sometimes you get two or three-handers set in a single room, such as Richard Linklater&rsq...