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Battle Royale

Life is a game and a wicked one. Ultra-violent and utterly emotional Japanese blockbuster Battle Royale takes us to the depth of a teenage psycho. Its cult popularity seems to be proportionate to the level of its brutality. 549 more words

A Sinister Sport

Leeds, 1973

It was nothing unusual, at least for Steve and his chosen three skinheads, to loiter in the sodium-lit night, on The Headrow or the streets around, waiting for some unwary mundane to pass them by to be followed to be relieved at knifepoint, or the threat of a kicking, of whatever money or possessions they carried or held. 2,790 more words

12 Days of Christmas: Home Alone

It might not officially be The 12 Days of Christmas, but FILM IN WORDS will still fill your festive viewing schedule with cheer. From beloved movies that have become an irreplaceable holiday tradition to cult and lesser known Xmas cuts that promise to subvert and haunt your holidays, there’s something for everyone all the way up to Christmas Eve. 384 more words


Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

It’s probably on your reading bucket list.  You know there’s a film of it, and it has some weird eyelash and hat thing going on. But honestly, this novel is a modern classic for a reason, and if you are putting it off and putting it off then stop. 326 more words




Above the mix of laughter, intermittent, halting, cut the constant, recurrent peal. Breathy. Forced. False.

Again and again, the laugh rang out. Paul gritted his teeth with each wave, bad molar flaring in protest. 3,457 more words

Mauve Prose

Martin Scorsese and his 'Men of Violence' - Should We Turn a Blind Eye to the Violence in Shutter Island?

Martin Scorsese has claimed that there is no such thing as gratuitous violence because violence is such an integral part of the human experience. Over the last 80 years onscreen violence has escalated and changed, censorship laws have been amended, but it is nearly impossible to define exactly what we mean by the act or instance of ‘violence’ . 4,085 more words

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