Thor Review

The trouble with making a film about Thor is that you are making an adaptation of a comic book that has run for 50 years which is itself based on ancient myths and legends. The comics…

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A Serbian Film Review

I’ve been putting off watching A Serbian Film for a while now because it is often described as a film so horrific that it goes beyond being an effective horror/torture film and becomes a traumatic experience….

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Winter’s Bone Review

I’m a big fan of post-apocalyptic settings, so I was really looking forward to seeing Winter’s Bone – a film apparently set some years after The Road, in a world ravaged by elemental forces where the…

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Rubber Review

For some people the basic concept of Rubber might be a bit too far fetched – an apparently sentient tyre goes on a killing spree using it’s telepathic powers to explode people’s heads. For people like…

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Sauna Review

I’m a big horror fan and by that I mean I like scary films: films that are sometimes referred to as psychological horror – as if there is some distinction. Surely all horror is psychological? The…

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Two Lovers Review

Two Lovers was the last film Joaquin Phoenix made before he went mad, gave up acting and became a hip-hop artist instead. Hoax or otherwise, I wouldn’t blame him for abandoning his acting career having made…

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127 Hours Review

Sure, James Franco may have proven he is very ‘handy’ with his charismatic Oscar hosting, but how will he cope when he is stuck down a hole, in the dark… with an owl!

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The Troll Hunter Review

Nowadays when people say ‘troll’ they usually mean someone that deliberately says something inflammatory in order to provoke a response, like ‘Hawk the Slayer is rubbish’. But the trolls in this film don’t live in YouTube…

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Valhalla Rising Review

You can tell very quickly that this is going to be bleak. It starts with a Viking prisoner forced to pit fight in a ring of black mud somewhere in the bleakest coldest parts of Scandanavia,…

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