Monthly Archives: June 2012

This Week’s Movie: FACE/OFF

You won’t find a bigger John Woo apologist than me. I legitimately think the Hong Kong action maestro’s Hard-Boiled is one of the top 10 films ever made, I enjoy the widely-loathed Once a Thief and A Better Tomorrow II … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: MEMORIES OF MURDER

Whenever I hear about a man being exonerated of a crime after years or even decades, I always think, they’re never going to catch the guy who actually did it, are they? Sometimes they do – Errol Morris’ great documentary … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Whenever I show at Movie Klub, the joke is that someone else should write the review: clearly I’m going to think my choice is he greatest of all time. So this week I wanted to show a movie which I … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

Jason Reitman was only 28 when his 2005 film Thank You For Smoking opened, and just 17 when the novel by Christopher Buckley upon which it is based was published. Thus it was probably written and developed while Reitman was … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE DARK CRYSTAL

A film like Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal deserves a significant amount of credit simply for looking the way it does. So many filmmakers are forced, by causes ranging from studio cowardice to simple budget constraints, to compromise their visions … Continue reading

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