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In Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II on DVD

by Mairéad Roche 7 May 2014

With a title such as Nymphomaniac, writer/director Lars von Trier’s latest film is clearly, some might say cynically, named to pique the interest. As with Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2, von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II are to be taken as one extended piece of work broken up for convenience into two parts, […]

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In Review: Filth

by Maryann O'Connor 27 September 2013

Irvine Welsh’s books seem to be very readily adaptable. He creates colourful and likeable  [but conflicted] characters despite their grey and depressing settings and Filth is no exception to that rule. Of course, the nimbly written screenplay and direction of Jon S. Baird does help in that regard. As does James McAvoy’s ability to carry […]

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In Review: Man on a Ledge

by Maryann O'Connor 4 February 2012

By Maryann O’Connor I’m sure you’ve guessed the rough premise of the film by deciphering the opaque meaning of the title. Sam Worthington is *drumroll* a man on a ledge. Well, his name is Nick Cassidy in the film.

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In Review: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

by Helen Cox 25 October 2011

By Helen Cox Hollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to trashing the treasures of my childhood but as I am not a joyless film critic for a national newspaper or a French literary critic lacking any sense of social sensitivity I will not be using the phrase “partying with ghosts” or […]

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In Review: Jane Eyre (2011)

by Adam Vaughan 26 September 2011

By Adam Vaughan Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre has experienced much heartache on the big and small screen across the decades, dealing with the advances by and her attraction towards her employer, the secretive Mr Rochester.

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