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Month: April 2013

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Film Review: ‘Promised Land’

★★★☆☆ Director Gus Van Sant reunites with Good Will Hunting star Matt Damon for Promised Land (2012), which finally makes its way into UK cinemas this week. Whilst enjoyable and thought-provoking in parts, a third act revelation is more frustrating […]

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Film Review: ‘Rebellion’

★★★★☆ Following on from this year’s Academy Awards comes Mathieu Kassovitz’s Rebellion (L’ordre et la morale, 2011), a film certainly reminiscent of nominees Zero Dark Thirty and Argo, complete with themes of terrorism and and shot in a pensive, Bigelow-like […]

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DVD Review: ‘Vulgaria’

★★★★☆ The seedy-sounding premise of Pang Ho-cheung’s Vulgaria (2012) may put-off some viewers with a sensitive disposition, but this Hong Kong sex comedy errs more on the side of fun than filth. Following the story of To (actor-director Chapman To), […]