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  • The Homesman DVD Review

    The Homesman DVD Review

    3/5
    Tommy Lee Jones’ return to the director’s chair has excited many but those unfamiliar with his previous work might have been uninspired by the trailer for The Homesman. Though Jones is adept behind the camera, the film itself seemed to be lacking any ingenuity, perhaps just another rehashing of the countless Western trail films that [...]

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  • Leviathan DVD Review

    Leviathan DVD Review

    5/5
    Cold, quiet, isolated, unforgiving. These attributes reflect both the North West Russian setting and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan.

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  • Discussing ‘Appropriate Behaviour’ with director Desiree Akhavan

    Discussing ‘Appropriate Behaviour’ with director Desiree Akhavan

    Fresh from storming the film festivals the world over, Desiree Akhavan's debut feature Appropriate Behaviour is finally due to arrive in UK cinemas on general release.

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  • Catch Me Daddy Review

    Catch Me Daddy Review

    2/5
    Daniel Wolfe lifts liberally from his most successful peers in Catch Me Daddy, but seems to miss the key components: character and heart.

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  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

    4/5
    Following on from an original film that caught the movie industry, well, if not sleeping, exactly, then definitely in the throes of a nice mid-afternoon nap, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is once again open about its desire to plunder the silver-mopped audience for box office spoils.

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  • Steve James on ‘Life Itself’ and the future of film criticism

    Steve James on ‘Life Itself’ and the future of film criticism

    “I think that really does a huge disservice to film criticism and to film…. It should be worth more than that” In 1994, when filmmaker Steve James was merely 29 years of age, he made the acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams. Preeminent movie critic Roger Ebert loved the work and bestowed the documentary as his film of [...]

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