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Jan Svankmajer's Alice - 7/10

Really weird film… even by Alice in Wonderland standards.

Being unfamiliar with Czech director Jan Svankmajer’s previous work and also a bit patchy on surrealist cinema in general I didn’t quite know what to expect when I sat down with a pint of Doncaster’s finest ale at Phantom Cinema’s latest screening. 397 more words

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Pulp: a film about life, death & supermarkets - 7.5/10.

Love letter to Sheffield that also features Pulp.

I was expecting Florian Habicht’s long awaited Pulp documentary to be a history of the band in the classic music documentary style but it is actually more of a concert movie than a linear story. 239 more words

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Willow Creek - 6/10.

Blair Bigfoot Project.

I thought that director Bobcat Goldthwait’s 2011 film God Bless America was one of the most underrated films of the last five years so I was pretty excited about his first foray into horror. 274 more words

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Before Sunrise 7/10.

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy talk. And talk. And then talk some more. For 105 minutes.

Before Sunrise seems to be hugely critically acclaimed as its placing in the hallowed IMDB top 250 will attest to but I don’t get what all the fuss is about to be honest. 230 more words

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Cropsey 6/10 and Killer Legends 7.5/10

Director Joshua Zeman explores the dark side of the urban legends in a pair of chilling documentaries.

Cropsey is the sad and intriguing story of five missing children in the Staten Island area of New York City. 335 more words

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Video Games: The Movie

Average documentary offers nothing new.

I am not a massive gamer so I was expecting to discover lots of interesting stuff about video game history in this documentary but unfortunately narrator Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee) presents the very basics of the history of video games. 159 more words

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The Warriors - 7/10.

A Clockwork Orange meets Escape from New York.

The Warriors is one of those great films from the 70’s and 80’s that showed how Hollywood had no idea how to portray inner city gangs. 191 more words

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