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  • VHS Forever?: Psychotronic People

    VHS Forever?: Psychotronic People

    ★★★★ Watched 26 May, 2015

    Directed by Darren J. Perry and Mark Williams, VHS FOREVER? is a brilliant trip own memory lane for those who were a part of the UK video scene in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the era's key participants such as Tony Clarke (of the Psychotronic Video Store), Marc Morris, Allan Bryce (The Darkside) and Graham Humphries (who designed a number of the most iconic VHS covers like THE EVIL DEAD and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) recant their tales…

  • Lost River

    Lost River 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 21 May, 2015

    The directorial debut of Ryan Gosling proves he's a brilliant stylist - his film is a cinematic assault on the senses and unlike anything I've seen in a long time.

    Many of the reviews I have read have mentioned the influence of David Lynch and while there are many similarities to the great man's work, both aesthetic and thematic, there are many other shadows that loom large over LOST RIVER, notably Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dario Argento and Mario Bava. It's a…

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  • Rush

    Rush 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2014 2

    Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.

    I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.

  • Filth

    Filth 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014

    Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.

    Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.