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  • Whiplash Review – London Film Festival 2014

    Whiplash Review – London Film Festival 2014

    2/5
    This boy plays drums. He plays them well. His tutor is an asshole. He is driven to spill blood for the cause of perfecting his performance. In the press screening, the credits were greeted with whoops and cheers. This never happens. It was the sort of baying reserved for feeding time at the zoo. Post-screening [...]

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  • The Way He Looks Review

    The Way He Looks Review

    4/5
    In The Way He Looks, Ribeiro offers a commendable sensitivity to a story that could easily be side-tracked by the plight of disability.

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  • This Is Where I Leave You Review

    This Is Where I Leave You Review

    2/5
    This Is Where I Leave You Review For all of its feigned good intentions, it is as hollow as an empty coffin. I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. I’m surprised that that wonderful cliché didn’t make it into a script littered with them

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  • Dementamania Review

    Dementamania Review

    4/5
    Dementamania begins with a quasi-Patrick Bateman/American Psycho type character, Edward Arkham (no connection to the asylum from Batman in the slightest...)

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  • White Settlers DVD Review

    White Settlers DVD Review

    4/5
    Whilst White Settlers is pretty middle of the road, it is certainly worth a watch to see a home invasion film on a much smaller scale and to highlight the talent from both the leads, but especially McIntosh.

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  • Boys DVD Review

    Boys DVD Review

    5/5
    Boys is a coming of age story by Dutch director Mischa Kamp. It tells the story of Sieger, played by Gijs Blom, an adolescent track runner who is put on the relay team with three other boys.

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