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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe plays with an interesting, imaginative and altogether intelligent concept. If the film was actually aware of this fact, we’d have a nice little picture on our hands. As it is, André Øvredal’s follow-up to his frankly excellent 2010 comedy-horror Trollhunter, is a film with bags of potential which unfortunately is […]

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Films for a Thick-Knit Cardigan: Hipsterism On Screen

Before that annoying guy in the thick-knit cardigan, who keeps telling you between sips of their 100 per cent Arabica flat white that it was actually Nirvana’s first album where the band found their sound (even though you weren’t even talking about Nirvana in the first place), hipsterism used to actually mean something. Harry Gibson, […]

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Sick Scenes – Los Campesinos!

The Welsh seven-piece’s sixth album, Sick Scenes, very much represents a welcomed shot of musical maturity for the former darlings of the twee-pop boom, now turned raw-nerved indie-rock raconteurs. As is always the case with Los Campesinos, it’s an energetic, competently inelegant and well-crafted affair smattered with spots of genuine passion as Gareth David spits […]

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Film

Castration, The End of Days and Lars Von Trier

The House that Jack Built, the latest feature from Danish auteur Lars Von Trier, has just secured a cast and a distributor. Dealing with Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, and his 12 year killing spree, the film will star Matt Dillon as the titular killer as well as Riley Keough and Danish star Sofie […]

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Film Reviews

Fences

Based upon August Wilson’s play of the same name – Wilson here also adapting his own work – Denzel Washington’s third directorial outing impresses as much as it frustrates. At well over two hours long and being set, on the whole, within the confines of a single dwelling, Fences is a slow burner. To that […]

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Film

Always on my Mind: A very brief look at heartbreak on film

Heartbreak is a hard concept to wrestle with on film, mostly because it’s hard enough to wrestle with in real life. Whether you’ve experienced it or not, real and profound heartbreak is something which is oft represented, but seldom understood on celluloid. Often it is from such depths which our greatest, most passionate cinematic expressions […]

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Film

Ouija: Origin of Evil

“I went to see Ouija: Origin of Evil last night”, was the remark. “Were you reviewing it or do you just hate yourself?” was the response. The former was the case, but honestly I can understand the confusion. The plot synopsis will be brief, mainly because there is not a whole lot of plot in […]

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Taika Waititi’s follow-up to 2014’s excellent What We do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople centers around Ricky, a seemingly troubled child who is passed from foster family to foster family by an uncaring child protection agency before finally settling in a scenic slice of New Zealand bushland with loving Aunt Bella and her […]