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  • Dementamania 2013

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    Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks

    It is Friday the 13th, 2013, and something is bugging well-to-do white-collar drone Edward Arkham (Sam Robertson). After being stung by a nightmarish wasp in the morning, he heads into work, where he is rattled by all his co-workers. Volatile CEO Christian (Kal Penn) sends Edward mixed signals about his status within the company, sleazy manager David Snodgrass (Geoff Bell) talks departmental audits, and rising newcomer Silas Thurston (Marc Perry) is openly making mischief…

  • When Animals Dream 2014

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    "Any other rashes?" asks ageing Dr Larsen (Stig Hoffmeyer) of 16-year-old Marie (Sonia Suhl). "Have you had other symptoms? Dizziness? Blurred vision?"

    The speaker, grey-haired Dr Larsen (Stig Hoffmeyer), seems somewhat oversolicitous as he gives 16-year-old patient Marie (Sonia Suhl) a check-up, palpating her flesh, examining her nails, looking carefully at her gums, asking her to lie half-naked on her stomach. "It's probably nothing, but I'd like to see you again in a month,"…

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  • Nymphomaniac 2013

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    review from Film4 (slightly altered)
    www.film4.com/reviews/2013/nymphomaniac

    Descriptive synopsis: Controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier rounds off his 'Trilogy of Depression' with a tale (in two parts) of sexual liberation, oppression and exploitation.

    Review:
    "Fill all my holes, please."
    It is perhaps not as catchy as the line "Chaos reigns" from Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009), the first film of the so-called 'Trilogy of Depression' (which Nymphomaniac closes) - but nonetheless it is a line repeated several times by the heroine…

  • Starred Up 2013

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    Review for EyeforFilm eyeforfilm.co.uk/review/starred-up-2013-film-review-by-anton-bitel

    Starred Up is a story of fathers and sons, of violence and control, of pent-up emotions and revolving doors, of self-perpetuating problems and unwanted (if certainly effective) solutions. In other words, it is a film about masculinity and society, which just happens to be set in the closed system of a prison. That said, its allegorical underpinnings are offset by a pervasive realism: for it is the first screenplay by Jonathan Asser, who has spent 12…