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Jack ketchum's the lost Review and Opinion

2017/01/06

The Lost (2006)
Director: Chris Siverston

review by Gary McMahon

Jack Ketchum is an author whose work I've long admired. His stories are powerful, violent and often filled with a great deal of righteous anger. The Lost is the first film adaptation I've seen of Ketchum's work and, if it can be taken as a yardstick, the film bodes well for future

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Lost on adventure island Review and Opinion

2017/01/05

Lost On Adventure Island (2006)
Director: Yancey Hendrieth

review by Christopher GearySpoiler Alert!Must genre film criticism always make allowances for the limitations of no-budget productions? Should newcomers and hopefuls always be encouraged by reviewers taking a positive and upbeat approach to a well

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Lovesick: sick love Review and Opinion

2017/01/03

Lovesick: Sick Love (2004)
Director: Wolfgang Buld

review by Paul Higson

The British digital horror revolution is developing at a pace and inexorably the key proponents are going to be matched to the heroes of the past as we anticipate who might be the new Terence Fisher or Michael Reeves, the latter preferably without the premature death. So apologies

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Love object Review and Opinion

2017/01/02

Love Object (2003)
Director: Robert Parigi

review by Jonathan McCalmont

Kenneth (Desmond Harrington) is a rather intense young man who works for a firm of tech writers. His apartment bare and his devotion to the job absolute, Kenneth is promised a large bonus, if he can produce an instruction manual for a gigantic and complex piece of government software

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Lycanthropy Review and Opinion

2017/01/01

Lycanthropy (2007)
Director: Kevin McDonagh

review by Paul Higson

Royal Mail industrial action kept the screener of Kevin McDonagh's Lycanthropy from my door for a week. Watching the film, it felt like the passage of another week. Every scene is twice the length it should be. The makers have clearly decided that having gone to great trouble sourcing

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Machinist Review and Opinion

2016/12/30

The Machinist (2005)
Director: Brad Anderson

review by Debbie Moon

Factory worker Trevor Reznik has big problems. He hasn't slept - at all - for something like a year, he's wasting away, and his only friends are sentimental prostitute Stevie and sinister workmate Ivan. When he befriends a diner waitress and her young son, things seem to be looking up

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Manchurian candidate Review and Opinion

2016/12/29

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Director: Jonathan Demme

review by Alasdair Stuart

A decorated Gulf War hero is named as a surprise candidate for Vice President. His former commanding officer, himself suffering from 'Gulf War syndrome' is approached by a former colleague who later dies under mysterious circumstances. And all the while, Manchurian Global

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Marebito Review and Opinion

2016/12/24

Marebito (2004)
Director: Shimizu Takashi

review by Gary McMahon

"Horror is actually an ancient wisdom that we find deep in the memory of our souls..."

With Ju-On: The Grudge, Shimizu Takashi gave us a typical J-horror offering

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My bloody valentine 3d Review and Opinion

2016/12/20

My Bloody Valentine (2008)
Director: Patrick Lussier

review by Paul Higson

Entering the cinema on this occasion was something of a compulsion. Let's face it, another remake of another average slasher film from the turn of the 1980s is hardly a reason to venture out and exchange money on a seat. But I and My Bloody Valentine have history, having

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Medium Review and Opinion

2016/12/19

Medium (2005)
Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron

review by Eric Turowski

Patricia Arquette stars as real-life psychic Allison Dubois (who acts as consultant) in Medium, a new spook-fest on NBC Monday nights at 10 p.m. Allison talks to the dead, and sees murders in her dreams, then must try to dig up evidence against killers in the real world. Conversely

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Metropolis 2001 Review and Opinion

2016/12/16

Metropolis (2001)
Director: Rintaro

review by Amy Harlib

The Metropolis film that briefly enjoyed art house distribution in the USA and screened at the 2002 Big Apple Anime Festival, uses Fritz Lang's classic 1927 silent masterpiece for inspiration, borrowing its title and some basic plot components to craft a Japanese anime homage of nearly equal

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Millennium actress Review and Opinion

2016/12/14

Millennium Actress (2001)
Director: Satoshi Kon

review by Amy Harlib

A must-see for anime fans and anyone interested in sophisticated animation that's lots more than kiddie-stuff, is the sophomore effort (after the well-received Perfect Blue, 1997) - Millennium Actress (aka: Sennen Joyu) by director and co-writer Satoshi Kon, and

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Mind game Review and Opinion

2016/12/12

Mind Game (2005)
Director: Masaaki Yuasa

review by Amy Harlib

The 2005 New York Asian Film Festival, 17 June to 2 July, offered a special treat: the international premiere of a new animated Japanese feature from the prominent, up and coming, independent Studio 4 degrees C (boasting the recent Steamboy and

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Mist Review and Opinion

2016/12/11

The Mist (2007)
Director: Frank Darabont

review by Octavio Ramos JrSpoiler alert!There's little doubt director Frank Darabont has a knack for adapting material written by Stephen King. Darabont's adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile were effective, perhaps because

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Mobile suit gundam: char's counterattack Review and Opinion

2016/12/10

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
Writer and director: Yoshiyuki Tomino

review by Amy Harlib

The 2002 Big Apple Anime Festival included a very special event - a screening of a major production from creator, writer, director Yoshiyuki Tomino who, with years of experience in the anime field, achieved his greatest success with his epic series

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Monkey magic Review and Opinion

2016/12/08

Monkey Magic (2007)
Director: Kensaku Sawada

review by Sarah Ash

A young priest is sent to India (the west) to find the holy sutras, accompanied by the mischievous Monkey, Son Goku, a kappa (water spirit), and a lecherous pig.

The ancient Chinese tale of the Journey To The West has inspired many retellings over the last few years, especially

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Mortuary Review and Opinion

2016/12/05

Mortuary (2005)
Director: Tobe Hooper

review by Tom Johnstone

As the godfather of the stalk 'n' slash subgenre, with a masterpiece like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre under his belt, Tope Hooper has a lot to live up to - or live down, depending on your point of view. I watched this more recent offering, and then TCM happened to be on Film4

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Mr and mrs smith Review and Opinion

2016/12/03

Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)
Director: Doug Liman

review by Christopher Geary

Essentially a combo rehash of the Kathleen Turner movies, Prizzi's Honour (1985), War Of The Roses (1989), and Undercover Blues (1993), this briskly paced comedy-adventure about a couple of assassins that receive secret orders to kill one another, also delivers

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Mummy returns Review and Opinion

2016/11/30

The Mummy Returns (2001)
Writer and director Stephen Sommers

review by Amy Harlib

Sequel to The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns embodies that familiar Hollywood phenomenon of cashing in on a good thing by trying to up the ante with more, bigger and louder of the same. This is not entirely

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