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  • The Legend of Barney Thompson Review

    The Legend of Barney Thompson Review

    2/5
    Sometimes, a debut feature-length directorial effort can be too in thrall to the maker’s influences to really stand out. Unfortunately, Robert Carlyle’s debut work falls into that rather disappointing category. The Legend of Barney Thompson is many things, but of its own mind is not one of them. In Glasgow, a serial killer is on [...]

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  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya DVD Review

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya DVD Review

    5/5
    Isao Takahata has been working in animation since the 1960’s and was a co-founder of the now universally famous Studio Ghibli in 1985.

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  • Amy Review

    Amy Review

    5/5
    Asif Kapadia’s follow-up documentary to his rather brilliant Senna (2010) makes a rather subtle first impression.

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  • Blackhat Blu-ray Review

    Blackhat Blu-ray Review

    1/5
    Michael Mann; you brought us Heat, Collateral and Public Enemies so what made you think that Blackhat was ever going to be a good idea? Come on man (see what I did there)...

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  • It Follows DVD Review

    It Follows DVD Review

    4/5
    Seriously. It Follows. What can one say about this high octane, sensational piece of cinema, which takes all expectations, all boundaries, all generic conventions and does away with them.

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  • Cake DVD Review

    Cake DVD Review

    4/5
    Cake is worthy of so many accolades, far more than it has currently received and far more than it is possibly ever will receive.

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