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  • Wolfguy - Enraged Lycanthrope

    Wolfguy - Enraged Lycanthrope

    "Akira is a lone wolf, both literally and metaphorically. As he struggles to live within a society that constantly rejects him, he becomes an appealing symbol of alienation and resistance, no doubt reflecting the feelings of the marginalised, misfit male audiences who sought out such films in Japanese cinemas. Akira also travels through a variety of genres and ’70s ‘scenes’, all to the accompaniment of a killer psych-funk soundtrack. The result is something wild – a hybrid film which refuses to demonise its freaks."
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  • The Entity

    The Entity

    "Invading a similar domestic space to William Friedkin’s The Exorcist and even Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist, The Entity</stong> is a bittersweet modern ghost story that dramatises the awful compromises and sacrifices that women make every day just to get by in a man’s world. Essential viewing."
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  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People

    "...down in the basement the film's dual status as indie buddy movie and psychological horror converges into one. This climactic sequence, unbearably tense but also profoundly moving, takes friendship to its outer limits, while presenting the most alarming aspects of mental illness in the most sympathetic of lights."
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  • Nymphomaniac

    Nymphomaniac

    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…