One Mann's Movies Film Review: The Shallows

The Deathly Shallows, part 1

Every shark movie is inevitably compared (unfavourably) against Spielberg’s classic 1975 tourist-muncher.  And “The Shallows” is no exception.  But while not a 5-Fad classic, this flick comes pretty close by being hugely enjoyable and having a lot going for it. 648 more words

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The Shallows Review

My favourite comment of film criticism this year came courtesy of Danny Leigh on the BBC’s Film 2016 review show. While discussing recent Austrian horror… 755 more words

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The Radio Dan Show: July 28th, 2016

Dan dives into the story of William Friedkin’s 1977 movie Sorcerer, how it was made, and it’s place in movie history.

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