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The Thing From Another World - Review

"Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!"

1950s America produced a sci-fi and horror movement that was unique in the history of cinema. The films came from a fear of Communism, the fear of Nuclear disaster and subsequent radiation poisoning. The mass destruction of the planet seemed but hours away.

The Tin Drum – Review

The Tin Drum is one of five foreign-language films to have done the Oscar, Palme D’or double, which in 1979 director Volker Schlondorff shared with Francis Ford Coppola. Volker was very much the Coppola of German new wave cinema in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, not as experimental as Fassbinder or Wenders, his films at least were to the point and still resonant, most of all Tin Drum which remained Germany’s only foreign-language Oscar win for twenty-three years.

The Trial – Review

WARNING: Contains Spoilers

Not having read Kafka’s famous work, I feel reluctant to criticize this film. But then again, I feel film adaptations of novels should be regarded as a separate work first and adaptation second.

This is England - Review

The year is 1983 and amongst Roland Rat, Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands we find Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), an eleven-year-old boy short on friends living with his mum. Taken in by a gang on skinheads their friendship and high jinx becomes a release for Shaun’s frustrations. However when ex-gang member Combo arrives back from prison things take a darker turn.

Towelhead - Review

Warning: This review contain spoilers.

The subject of racism has been done to death in cinema, from as far back as the late 1960's with such films as In The Heat of the Night all the way to the current decade with Paul Haggis' overrated Oscar-winner Crash. So, when yet another film is made about the subject, one should hope that something fresh comes along with it. Luckily for the film Towelhead, we have something fresh.

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