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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...
 
 
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Down Terrace DVD/BR

Not-so-happy families ensue in this brilliantly dark comedy about low-level gangsters in Brighton. The British gangster film has rapidly become something of a joke. Rife with diamond geezers, predictable plots and horrible acti...
 

 
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Social Network, The

David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin prove to be a match made in cinema heaven with this dark tale about the creation of Facebook. Some filmmakers are intrinsically connected to the modern zeitgeist. They have a sense of what needs t...
 
 
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Involuntary

Involuntary is essentially a series of five vignettes, snapshots of the interactions of groups in contemporary Sweden. The stories and characters are diverse, but are all based around one central theme: the nature of group dyna...
 

 
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Paranormal Activity 2 DVD/ BR

More grainy footage shocks in this spooky follow-up. When Paranormal Activity was released in 2009 it made Blair Witch Project (1999) style profits. Made for as little as 15K and raking in roughly $183 Million at the worldwide ...
 
 
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Girl Who Played With Fire, The

Hot on the heels of flat-packed thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, every Guardian reader’s favourite kickboxing, lesbian Goth avenger/sociopath is back in the second of Swedish author Steig Larsson’s Millenni...
 

 
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Undertow

Debut film by director Javier Fuentes-León, Undertow is a sympathetic and engaging tale about two men in love in a culture where it is frowned upon – not to mention the fact that one of them happens to be married t...
 
 
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Frontier Blues

A low key comedy about a handful of men living on the Iran border that, while staggering to behold at times, is an ultimately flawed attempt to charm. When a film’s main focus is addressing people’s boredom it is vi...
 

 
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Rough Aunties

Rough Aunties is a shocking and moving documentary about Bobbi Bear, a group of women in South Africa who aggressively aid the needs of abused and molested children who would otherwise suffer in silence. A real heartbreaker. Th...
 
 
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Sorcerer's Apprentice, The

From the man who brought us the massive movie franchise based on a Disney theme park ride comes a movie based on a scene from a Disney animation. OK, that movie happens to be the classic masterpiece Fantasia, and the scene is o...