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Eden
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Eden

★★★☆☆ Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve (2014) With this 20 year trip through the underground Parisian club scene of garage and house music to its explosion in popularity and beyond, Mia Hansen-Løve gives us many beats to dance to but, like most dance music, not too much to think about. It’s certainly hypnotic (if a tad over long at … Continue reading

Not All Is Vigil (No Todo Es Vigilia)
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Not All Is Vigil (No Todo Es Vigilia)

★★★★☆ Dir: Hermes Paralluelo (2014) The Catalan Writer-director Hermes Paralluelo dropped this quiet and touching slice of aged life into the New Director’s section of this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. It’s a film absolutely about life despite the spectre of death which hangs over the 80-year-old couple Felisa and Antonio; A couple who effortlessly fill the whole … Continue reading

Frank
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Frank

★★★☆☆ Dir: Lenny Abrahamson (2014) The intense darkness of What Richard Did is mostly left behind as Lenny Abrahamson and writer Peter Straughan mix the legend of Captain Beefheart‘s Trout Mask Replica recording sessions and the wonderful Jon Ronson story of his time as a keyboard player in Frank Sidebottom‘s Oh Blimey Big Band. The result is as bonkers as its … Continue reading

The Rover
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The Rover

★★★★☆ Dir: David Michôd (2014) David Michôd‘s second feature (after the blistering Animal Kingdom) is a future set Australian western, taking place “10 years after the collapse” which unfolds in the harsh outback; As a fierce drifter chases down a group of criminals who have taken his car Michôd creates a parable of violence and it’s impact … Continue reading

The Borderlands
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The Borderlands

★★★★☆ Dir: Elliot Goldner (2013) This passed over horror gem from last year is a genuinely rattling found footage effort which blends a Peep Show inspired POV flavour of comedy and chemistry with the most visceral elements of The Blair Witch Project. Elliot Goldner puts us in a cottage in the hills with the alcoholic and godly … Continue reading

Lucy
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Lucy

★★★☆☆ Dir: Luc Besson (2014) Luc Besson takes Nikita into 2013 by way of last year’s limitless with a rather great Scarlett Johansson as an partying American in Taipei who has an unfortunate run it with some Korean drug dealers. A delirious ride ensues when poor Lucy is forced to carry a bag of performance enhancing drugs in … Continue reading