Film reviews and more

Day: 21 May 2014

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Film Review: ‘Top Dog’

★☆☆☆☆ Adapted from the novel by Green Street scribe Dougie Brimson, Top Dog (2014) is the latest offering from Jonathan Sothcott’s Richwater Films, who seem intent on burying British independent cinema under a mountain of cockney gangster flicks and inferior horrors. […]

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Film Review: ‘The Punk Singer’

★★★★☆ Sini Anderson’s The Punk Singer (2013) uncovers the true origins of nineties ‘girl power’ and the birth of the Riot grrl movement. Kathleen Hanna, co-founder of the movement and frontman of Bikini Kill is the titular singer with the […]

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Film Review: ‘Heli’

★★★☆☆ Despite an audacious scene near its midpoint that will undoubtedly prompt much tongue-wagging, Amat Escalante’s third feature, Heli (2013), is largely about just how commonplace unexceptional cruelty and bloodshed has become in his native Mexico. His previous film, Los […]

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Film Review: ‘Blended’

★☆☆☆☆ In 50 First Dates (2004), Drew Barrymore played a hapless singleton suffering from short-term memory loss who constantly forgets that she’s ever met Adam Sandler. Sadly, the rest of us aren’t so fortunate. Reuniting with The Wedding Singer (1998) […]