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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Napoleon Dynamite only seems to get funnier over the years. At least it does for me. From it’s shitty 80s aesthetic, complete with porn groove soundtrack and love for terrible looking school dinners, it’s an utterly charming and gloriously leftfield celebration of weirdos, nerds, losers and oddballs. 14 more words

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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Beyond the Black Rainbow is one of the most frustrating films I’ve seen recently. I love Cosmatos’s dedication to building a world ripped straight from the covers of 80s VHS boxes lying in the genre section, but the nuts and bolts of his storytelling could use a serious fuel-injection. 99 more words

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Elephant (1989)

A bold and thought-provoking piece of work from Alan Clarke. Like most people my age, my way in to Clarke’s Elephant is from Gus Van Sant’s film of the same name. 79 more words

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Catching Fire really took me off guard by how good it was. This one just slapped me in the face. Yet another casuality of the horrible “lets split one film in two” syndrome. 116 more words

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Christmas Evil (1980)

John Waters’ favourite Christmas movie! Actually a surprisingly character-driven horror that spends a long time walking in the shoes of it’s protagonist before letting him off the chain on a kill-crazy rampage. 71 more words

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The Falling (2015)

This one really took me by surprise. I couldn’t help but think about other movies I love while watching The Falling; Heavenly Creatures, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Devils and an underrated Lucky McKee movie from 2006 called The Woods to name but a few. 159 more words

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Island of Death (1976)

A video nasty that lives up to it’s name! This is a pretty ridiculous excuse for a horror movie, just loads of loosely connected scenes of violence and depravity with added scenes of rape thrown in for good measure, but at least it’s memorable. 166 more words

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