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Signora Di Tutt, Lai

Easily one of greatest of his films, Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman, 1948; Caught in the vise, 1949; Awe, 1949) made the tragic melodrama La Signora di Tutti in 1934 after fleeing anti-Semitic persecution in Germany t...
 
 
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Slackistan

As the ever-increasing trend of substituting the first letter of Hollywood to describe a foreign film industry continues, Pakistan’s movie output has been labelled as Lollywood, after the film studios in Lahore, even if i...
 

 
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Sucker Punch

Over the next few weeks you’re going to see a lot of reviews for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. Some will be good. No, really. Many will be stinkers. But none of them are going to sit on the fence. Sucker Punch is like marmite; yo...
 
 
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Source Code

After his directorial debut Moon became an instant cult classic and earned him a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut, Duncan Jones was always going to be under a lot of pressure to deliver a worthy follow-up. With anticipation building...
 

 
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Silent Army

A harrowing look at the use of children as soldiers in East Africa that pulls no punches in highlighting the reality of these defenceless youngsters. In many ways The Silent Army’s closest relation is Edward Zwick’s...
 
 
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Serbian Film, A

A film that pushes all the boundaries of what is socially acceptable without ever finding a reason to resonate. For all the wrong reasons A Serbian Film has garnered a lot of press inches. It is a film that makes no qualms abou...
 

 
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Shooting Robert King

A rich portrait of a war photographer who steals your heart as he grows before your eyes.
 
 
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The Stoning of Soraya M.

The Stoning of Soraya M. is not easy viewing. A film that concludes with a graphic execution that lasts for as long as 20 minutes as we see a woman tortuously stoned to death, some may deem this as somewhat exploitative. After ...
 

 
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Se7en

David Fincher’s masterful crime thriller proves that to create true terror, less is always more.
 
 
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Salt

Review may contain spoilers. With the world’s two biggest secret agent franchises both taking a hiatus, and Jack Ryan in retirement, could Salt, helmed by Patriot Games director Philip Noyce, be the next big series? It is...