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Hercules (2014)

Hercules is a surprisingly humourous and zippy swords-and-sandals flick that doubles up as a glorious showcase for The Rock’s ability to headline a blockbuster. Despite what the marketing campaign will tell you, Hercules is really about storytelling and myth-building. 117 more words

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Stereo (1969)

Stereo is David Cronenberg’s first attempt at a feature film and whilst undoubtedly a crude, boring experience it remains a fascinating discovery for hardcore Cronenberg enthusiasts. 160 more words

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Jersey Girl (2004)

Up until Cop Out, Jersey Girl was the black sheep of Kevin Smith’s filmography. Smith himself used the film as ammunition for self-effacing jokes about himself in his Q&A sessions and in the decade or so since it’s release it seems to have all but slipped off of everybody’s radar. 341 more words

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The Tribe (2015)

There’s something exhilarating about watching a movie which trusts it’s audience so much that it refuses to throw them a life jacket. The Tribe is an icy and bleak Ukranian film very much in the Haneke tradition. 489 more words

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Zabriskie Point (1970)

Shot hot the heels of Blow-Up‘s international success, Michelangelo Antonioni flew out to the barren wastelands of Americana in 1968 to make Zabriskie Point which would ultimately be released in 1970 to damning reviews. 352 more words

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Trainwreck (2015)

I only have to glance at my girlfriend’s gossip mags or see her face plastered everywhere to know that Amy Schumer is, like, so hot right now. 512 more words

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Love & Mercy (2015)

Paul Dano gives one of the best performances of the year while John Cusack tries to give one of the best performances of the year. This ode to Beach Boys maverick Brian Wilson is a frustratingly uneven biopic. 540 more words

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