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Month: March 2014

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DVD Review: ‘Don Jon’

★★★☆☆ As Don Jon’s (2013) opening credits present a series of images highlighting the objectification of woman in the media, juxtaposed with a thudding and syrupy romantic score, it’s clear something a little different is at work in Joseph Gordon-Levitt […]

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Film Review: ‘The Machine’

★★★★☆ Welsh writer and director Caradog W. James’ The Machine (2013) is a terrifying vision of a dystopian world that may not be too far into the future. Vincent (Toby Stephens) is a government scientist working on various forms of […]

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DVD Review: ‘The Lady Assassin’

★★★☆☆ Martial arts cinema never fails to surprise. Take, for instance, the visually stunning, high-kicking Vietnamese period adventure The Lady Assassin (2013). In this garish, cartoon-esque adventure – starring Kim Dzung, Tang Thanh Ha, Thanh Hang, Thai-Hoa Le, Diem My […]

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Film Review: ‘Zero Theorem’

★★☆☆☆ There are many charming discrepancies in Terry Gilliam’s creative output, but one miscalculation lingers; is it us or him who has lost the plot? Are we too wired into our own pragmatic nightmares to appreciate his trademark brand of […]