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Largo Winch [2008]

The past ten years feels like it has contained a proliferation of big budget French films based on classic BDs (bande dessinée) or French-language comics. It’s not strictly…

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Plastic [2014]

Plastic [2014] is an absolute example of how to make a film that looks, sounds, and smells like a slick, glossy, YA (it doesn’t present as YA, but…

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Hercules [2014]

Hercules directed by Brett Ratner (the Rush Hour series, 21 [2008], Horrible Bosses [2011]), and starring The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) is a forgettable Sword & Sorcery (Sandal) action…

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Fist of Legend (Jing Wu Ying Xiong) [1994]

Fist of Legend (Jing Wu Ying Xiong) [1994] is classic Kung Fu cinema. Before writing a lengthy, gushing review; I’d like to simply, firmly, urge you to see…

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Time is Illmatic [2014]

Typical of the hip hop documentary, Time is Illmatic, the film about Nas’ classic LP, is self-aggrandising, arrogant and full of revisionist bullshit and myth-making nonsense that would…

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Maps to the Stars [2014]

A different version of this review was published at Broadsheet. The latest film by proudly independent Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg (The Fly, Crash, History of Violence), presents a…

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Zero Motivation [2014]

Screening as the media preview film for the 2014 Melbourne Jewish International Film Festival, Talya Lavie’s Zero Motivation [2014], is a M.A.S.H. -like (the television show, not the…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [2014]

I tried. I really did. I said I would. A friend of mine asked me to because he knew how bad it was, and knew the potential for…

Poster Reviews – November 2014

So it seems that the trend today is white background with rectangular photos… Horizontal… vertical… one photo… many… middle of the poster… top of the poster… bottom of…

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The Short Game [2013]

Enter bad parents… For the most part, as much as this documentary about six-, seven- and eight-year-old golfers tries to hide it, one can’t help but assume that…