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  • Fire In The Blood DVD Review

    Fire In The Blood DVD Review

    4/5
    This is what documentary is all about, passion, resistance, a voice for the voiceless.

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  • Rome, Open City Review

    Rome, Open City Review

    4/5
    You see, Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City arrives with quite the pedigree. It has been lauded by Martin Scorsese as being ‘the most precious moment of film history” and was even awarded the Grand Prix at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas DVD Review

    Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas DVD Review

    2/5
    Michael Kohlhaas is not an especially tradeable name here in the UK, so for its release on these shores, the French film has been given the unwieldy and rather generic title Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas. It’s a misleading renaming, as the film would be siginificantly more interesting if there was any [...]

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive Review

    Only Lovers Left Alive Review

    3/5
    Jim Jarmusch’s returns after a four year hiatus with a loose, otherworldly tale about characters who have been around even longer than him. The Only Lovers Left Alive are a vampire couple (the exciting pairing of Tilda Swinton and Tom Huddleston) who after hundreds of years of cultural curation see themselves as the last bastions of taste in a world largely without it.

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  • What Maisie Knew DVD Review

    What Maisie Knew DVD Review

    4/5
    You would be forgiven for being unconcerned about the first world problems of Maisie (Onata Aprile), both her parents are well off and she wants for nothing, materially anyway.

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  • Il Bidone DVD Review

    Il Bidone DVD Review

    4/5
    Not much less than 8 1/2years before Federico Fellini’s most revered work came his blackly comic tale of morality Il Bidone (The Swindle). Though it is an occasionally light-hearted affair, this follow-up to his breakthrough film La Strada is an intensely analytical piece, exploring the depths of human guilt and highlighting the great divisions in [...]

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