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Month: August 2012

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DVD Review: ‘The Tunnel’

★☆☆☆☆ Australian director Carlo Ledesma’s latest film The Tunnel (2011) wins the gold medal for the most misleading advertising campaign so far this year, due to its promotion as a horror – ironically, the main element that is lacking. In […]

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Film Review: ‘The Reverend’

★☆☆☆☆ You could be forgiven for thinking that a film entitled The Reverend (2011) would be a life affirming experience. Unfortunately, the new indie Brit horror written and directed by Neil Jones and starring Stuart Brennan, Tamer Hassan, Rutger Hauer […]

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Film Review: ‘The Flowers of War’

★★★☆☆ As a measure of the burgeoning confidence of Chinese big budget cinema, Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War (2011) falls some considerable distance short of its Hollywood contemporaries. Despite the lofty highbrow aspirations of Yimou, both visually and thematically, […]