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Trouble With The Curve

Trouble With The Curve’s star Clint Eastwood hung-up his acting spurs after 2008’s Gran Torino.  That was it, apparently, for the man who had become nothing less than a Hollywood icon thanks to roles such as The Man With No Nam...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hors Satan

One of the most interesting things about Hors Satan, or Outside Satan upon translation, is its trailer. The advert for Bruno Dumont’s film suggests to the audience that this will be a troubling and haunting experience aki...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Impossible Review

On December 26th 2004 most of us were recovering from over-indulging on Christmas Day with a well-earned leftover sandwich.  Until we turned on the TV to the news that one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history, T...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Billy Liar Review

Oscar winning director John Schlesinger, best known for Midnight Cowboy (1969) had an early triumph in 1963 with Billy Liar, a challenger for the following year’s Dr. Strangelove as the funniest film ever made.  Tom Courtenay s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Au Hasard Balthazar

One of the chief pleasures of revisiting older experimental films lies in seeing which cinematic techniques gained mainstream acceptance and which techniques died on the vine. Still widely regarded as one of the principle touch...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mouchette

Like much of 1960s culture, the cinema of the French New Wave can be understood as a reaction against the collective insanity of the Second World War. Trapped between disgust at anything resembling collective morality and a des...