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Month: July 2013

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Film Review: ‘Roman Holiday’

★★★★☆ Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, director William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (1953) – the romantic comedy starring the elfin Audrey Hepburn and debonair Gregory Peck – perfectly captures an innocent era sadly long forgotten. Anne (Hepburn, in the role that […]

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Film Review: ‘Wadjda’

★★★★☆ Having already made history as the first full-length feature ever to have been filmed entirely inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansour’s charming debut, Wadjda (2012), cleverly conceals a wealth of sociopolitical complexity beneath its deceptively simplistic central […]

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Film Review: ‘Breathe In’

★★★★☆ When Drake Doremus’ heartbreaking Like Crazy (2011) premièred at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, the signs were encouraging; a Grand Jury Prize win as well as an all-night distribution bidding war. But despite this initial promise, Like Crazy […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Car’

★★☆☆☆ Elliot Silverstein’s 1977 cult horror The Car, which stars James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley and Ronny Cox, is one of those obscure films which many people claim to have heard of, but few have ever seen. Something with […]

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DVD Review: ‘Flying Blind’

★★★☆☆ Katarzyna Klimkiewicz’s assured debut feature Flying Blind (2012), starring Helen McCrory, Najib Oudghiri and Kenneth Cranham, is a political thriller with a sting in its tail. Frankie (McCrory), an attractive middle-aged woman, is a successful aerospace engineer designing drones […]

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DVD Review: ‘Fire in the Night’

★★★★☆ Each year, the discourse on global oil production intensifies; critics have been vocal about its dirty, finite and dangerous properties, or its place in a capitalist society which is reliant on unremitting assembly. It would therefore be straightforward to […]

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DVD Review: ‘Identity Thief’

★☆☆☆☆ Collaborating once again after the commercial success of the relatively dreadful Horrible Bosses (2011), Jason Bateman and director Seth Gordon return to the big screen with Identity Thief (2013), a film which is as thin on plot as it […]