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Magic Town

Magic Town US (1947) Dir. William A. Wellman Opinion polls - does anyone really take them seriously? It’s not as if they are truly accurate as the results are extrapolated from a smaller source in the first place, basically reducing them to a vague estimate at best. But what if one town could theoretically reflect … Continue reading Magic Town

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Down By Love (Éperdument)

Down By Love (Éperdument) France (2016) Dir. Pierre Godeau It’s interesting that prison films involving male inmates usually focus on the violence and the struggle to survive in such harsh surroundings; films set in female prisons tend to follow more of an exploitation agenda. By the very nature of its plot, Down By Love is … Continue reading Down By Love (Éperdument)

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After Love (L’économie du couple)

After Love (L'économie du couple) France/Belgium (2016) Dir. Joachim Lafosse They say all is fair in love and war but when one turns into the other, fairness is often the last concern of those embroiled in a bitter dispute. Belgian writer-director Joachim Lafosse posits this idea via an indefatigable impasse created by the stubbornness of … Continue reading After Love (L’économie du couple)

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 320 minutes approx. Release Date: February 27th  This second season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - released here back in 2015 - was originally due for release late in 2016 but the curse … Continue reading Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

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Deep Trap (aka Exchange) (Ham-jeong)

Deep Trap (aka Exchange) (Ham-jeong) Korea (2015) Dir. Kwon Hyung-Jin Fans of Korean genre films generally know what they are letting themselves in for, so, no matter how shocking the content is, we are in fact in familiar territory. Deep Trap is one of those films but in this instance, it is made all the … Continue reading Deep Trap (aka Exchange) (Ham-jeong)

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Stage Door

Stage Door US (1937) Dir. Gregory La Cava The whims and machinations of the stage impresario are rich fodder for exploitation by writers with a keen eye for a scathing drama. Based very loosely on the stage play of the same name by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, this is a proto-feminist tale of … Continue reading Stage Door

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Train To Busan

  Train To Busan (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Release Date – VOD - February 20th  DVD/Blu-ray - February 27th Ladies and gentlemen, we apologise for the delay but the highest grossing film at the Korean box office of 2016 has finally arrived on MIB’s Instant Headache. Having made … Continue reading Train To Busan