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Kamui: The Lone Ninja

A misguided adaptation of a popular Japanese Manga animation that despite its entertaining set pieces fails to deliver much to connect with. Kung Fu has become a familiar part of mainstream action in modern cinema. The likes of...
 
 
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Cyrus Cinema

Despite its popularity with indie film lovers, mumblecore is a genre that purposely remains firmly in the dark. Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass co-founded the movement but not the name (that was coined by a sound editor) and have...
 

 
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Secret In Their Eyes, The

A beautifully tragic tale of how a violent crime ripples through the lives around it, realised through wonderful direction and breathtaking performances. When it was announced at last years Academy Awards ceremony that neither ...
 
 
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Winter's Bone

The country. For a townie, is there anyplace scarier than the country? Bad things happen in the country. If the movies have taught us nothing else it’s that the country is a dangerous place. Haven’t you ever seen St...
 

 
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Illusionist, The (French)

If ever a film deserved the term ‘whimsical’ it’s French animator Sylvain Chomet’s follow-up to the eye-wateringly, teeth-grindingly, irritatingly whimsical Belleville Rendez-Vous. Not to be confused wit...
 
 
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Step Up 3D

Toe-tapping soundtrack and stunning choreography just about keep this dance movie afloat. Dance films have rapidly become mainstream film’s go-to genre for packing in the over-excitable teens. The reasons for this are obv...
 

 
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Twilight An Obsession

A documentary charting the phenomenon that is Twilight and how the stars of the films have become some of the most recognised people on the planet. Love it or hate it, Twilight is huge. There is no escaping that fact. To date t...
 
 
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Gold Rush, The

Like all great films, Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush has classic comedy moments that are endlessly referenced in various films, such as Johnny Depp homage in Benny and Joon (1993), proving the enduring significance of th...
 

 
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Psychosis DVD

A buy the numbers horror thriller that wants to be The Shinning but feels more like a badly lit room in a student dorm. Ask yourself what you want from a horror film? Scares? Tension? Blood spewing gore? Intelligent subtext? If...
 
 
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Splintered

WARNING! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! Sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than a bad movie. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter that the screenwriter couldn’t write the F-word on a dusty Venetian blind, that the ac...