Criterion Review: A TASTE OF HONEY
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Criterion Review: A TASTE OF HONEY

Playwright Shelagh Delaney was 18 when she wrote her first work, a play about a Manchester girl who falls for a black sailor and shares…

EDDIE THE EAGLE Soars onto Blu-ray
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EDDIE THE EAGLE Soars onto Blu-ray

Having grown up in the UK, I’m very familiar with Eddie the Eagle. Yep, this is one of those “true story” films, very British in…

HUMANS Offers a Fresh Look at Artificial Intelligence [Blu-review]
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HUMANS Offers a Fresh Look at Artificial Intelligence [Blu-review]

Humans is the latest in a long line of UK/US collaborative efforts, this time between the British Channel 4 and AMC. Adapted from the Swedish…

Why Haven’t You Watched… IN THE LOOP?
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Why Haven’t You Watched… IN THE LOOP?

Political satire is a hard nut to crack, you need to not just balance the message and insight but also find an audience smart enough…

Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors: Whatever Of Doom!
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Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors: Whatever Of Doom!

It’s an understatement to say not all horror anthologies are created equal. Admittedly, the sub-genre has earned its reputation as a mostly crummy category. Even…

45 YEARS: Scenes from a Marriage
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45 YEARS: Scenes from a Marriage

Director Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years moves at an overly sedate pace as it introduces spouses Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling), stuck in the…

SPECTRE: Style and Swagger Don’t Mask an Old-School James Bond Throwback
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SPECTRE: Style and Swagger Don’t Mask an Old-School James Bond Throwback

There’s an old British adage, “mutton dressed as lamb.” Simply put, it’s a phrase to describe a woman dressing or pretending they’re younger than they…

BLOOD MOON (2014): This Horror/Western Hybrid is for the Dogs
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BLOOD MOON (2014): This Horror/Western Hybrid is for the Dogs

Blood Moon is now available on DVD from Entertainment One. Two beloved genres melded together should result in a movie twice as good, or so we…

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 158: MR. HOLMES
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PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 158: MR. HOLMES

 

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH: A Woman’s Life During Wartime
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TESTAMENT OF YOUTH: A Woman’s Life During Wartime

Women in film have been a large point of discussion this year, from the limited opportunities for female directors to actresses becoming more vocal about…