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BLIND
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BLIND

★★★★☆ Dir: Eskil Vogt (2014) Brilliant Norwegian writer Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31st and Reprise) makes his directorial debut with this sensory drama which plays with the idea of the creative mind being its own worst enemy. We’re locked in with Ingrid (an excellent Ellen Dorrit Petersen) a woman who has recently lost her sight and whose days consists of … Continue reading

CHAMPS
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CHAMPS

★★★☆☆ Dir: Bert Marcus (2015) This glossy made boxing three-way by Bert Marcus certainly has the heart and the soul but lacks the punch. He swings viciously between Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins, their troubled upbringing, their rise to fame, their god like status and their imminent downfall. Though Marcus throws a few late winning … Continue reading

STRETCH
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STRETCH

★★★☆☆ Dir: Joe Carnahan (2015) Action film junkie Joe Carnahan gets to direct a sort of movie centric version of The Hangover; A comedy of errors, a race against time and somewhat blunt analogy of the Hollywood movie system. The Patrick Wilson driven Stretch plays well with its B-Movie whimsies as a down on his luck limo … Continue reading

SPRING
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SPRING

★★★★☆ Dir: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (2014) Spring begins on a deathbed and possibly ends on one too. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead‘s mash up of Richard Linklater‘s Before Sunset and Andrzej Zulawski‘s totally bonkers Possession is a weird and heartfelt marvel of low-budget horror, obsessed with rebirth, rejuvenation and discovery. Lou Taylor Pucci gives a strangely compelling performance as … Continue reading

COMMON PEOPLE
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COMMON PEOPLE

★★★☆☆ Dir: Stewart Alexander & Kerry Skinner (2014) This micro budget slice of London life unashamedly wears its sweetness on its sleeve but it also has a real amateur charm; The ramshackle story lines sometime smack of stage play first timers at the reins, the dialogue is often stilted and the performances sometime misfire and even fail but there’s a heart … Continue reading