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Film Review: Spring Breakers

Harmony Korine is known as a provocateur in the film world, often bending the boundaries of taste and what classifies as cinema. He has a distinct knack of being able to overwhelm, excite and disgust his audience through bleak realism, dark humour and nightmarish imagery.

The latest visual treat to …

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Film Review: Silver Linings Playbook

As far as romantic comedies go, pickings tend to be pretty slim.  They’re fun but generally rely on old formulas and overdone characters.  I’m a huge fan of the genre, but the last commercial romcom I saw that was worth a damn was Friends with Benefits over a year ago, …

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Film Review: Skyfall

I know, I know. You’ve all probably been hearing about this movie nonstop. But for those of you who haven’t seen it, I’ve got a plesant surprise for you: Skyfall deserves the hype.  Rarely does a movie that’s so wildly popular actual have the quality to match, but here we …

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Film Review: The Master

Remember when Joaquin Phoenix lost it for a bit and quit acting to become a rapper?  And people had no idea what was going on, and eventually the documentary I’m Still Here came out that was revealed to be a bit of a hoax? Yeah, that was weird.  For a …

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Film Review: Lawless

Based on a novel, written by the grandson of one of the bootlegging brothers featured, Lawless is the gangster film adaptation of The Wettest County in the World. The world it shows succeeds in seeming both authentic and looking spectacular; it features a great cast, on good form, yet it …

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Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises *spoilers*

“Is it him?” a trembling wide-eyed child asks a Gotham City police officer, “Is he back?”

“FUCK YEAH!!!!” would obviously be an inappropriate response by an officer of the law to a 10-year-old child but, under the circumstances, it would be an understandable one. Yes, four years after we last …

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Film Review: Mission to Lars

by Siam Goorwich

Forget obscure foreign language films with too fast subtitles, mind-numbing documentaries about far away places, or anything with a title you can’t pronounce.  If you really want to see something genuinely different, thought-provoking and utterly fantastic, Mission to Lars is the film for you.

Mission to Lars

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

 

With the films based on Marvel Comics continuing success, their most famous creation (probably) wasn’t going to be away for too long. So with Andrew Garfield in the title role, we now have The Amazing Spider-Man; rebooting a character that was swinging around in films only a few …

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Film Review: Storage 24

A low-budget horror with hints of sci-fi; Storage 24 is simple high-concept stuff, a monster hunts people in a storage depot, that works better than its forgettable not-so-great name suggests (actually Storage 24 doesn’t seem to suggest much of anything really). It did have some edge of your seat parts …

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Film Review: Red Lights

Quickly and relatively cheaply made, Red Lights is a b-movie-esque thriller that wasn’t raising too many people’s expectations before its release. The adverts on TV did little to improving on this, but notably they did mention Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, a film renowned for it twist ending; and …

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