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Day: 28 July 2014

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DVD Review: ‘Noah’

★★★★☆ Let it be howled from the mountain tops that with his extraordinary Noah (2014), director Darren Aronofsky has crafted a bold, phantasmagorical interpretation of the Old Testament tale as we’ve never seen it before. In it, mankind – led by Tubal-Cain (British hardman […]

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VOD Review: ‘Happy Christmas’

★★★☆☆ Fresh off the back of last year’s Drinking Buddies (2013), mumblecore forefather Joe Swanberg returns with Happy Christmas (2014), another modestly budgeted drama which he customarily directs, writes, produces and stars in himself. Where Drinking Buddies flirted somewhat with a conventional narrative – […]

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DVD Review: ‘Behind the Camera’

★★★☆☆ E J-Yong’s Behind the Camera (2013) is a doc-style film that offers an intriguing question; can an absent filmmaker direct a cast and crew over the internet via social media? The result is whimsical, amusing and more than a little disquieting. The premise […]

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DVD Review: ’20 Feet from Stardom’

★★★★☆ “Rape, murder. It’s just a shot away.” Merry Clayton’s vocal projection pierce through at Gimme Shelter’s most unsettling moment. Jagger presses on with playing the sex-crazed Pierrot as Clayton literally screams through a microphone. The story of Clayton’s involvement has been allegorised frequently. […]