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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. It seems fitting that what may be his final feature film at the age of 79 is so steeped in the past. Based on a Japanese folk-tale, The Tale of Princess Kaguya [...]

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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. Rather than offering a continuation, and thereby forging his very own titular trope, this latest biographical documentary isn’t entitled Winehouse. No. As befitting the rootsy, old-skool glamour of Camden’s ferociously talented (but tormented) late-noughties omnipresent Amy Winehouse, this affair [...]

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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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  • Girls Against Boys DVD Review

    Girls Against Boys DVD Review

    2/5
    Austin Chick's Girls Against Boys has good intentions, a fun premise and a gobsmackingly great title but unfortunately the final product just doesn't live up to what is promised.

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