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  • The Devils

    The Devils


    A searing attack on organised religion. An exercise in art film what-the-fuckery. Or a vision of the future when Donald Trump becomes president and turkey-slaps the world with his Fanta-hued willy. The Devils might be at least two of these things.

    Set in 1634 Loudun, France and inspired by real life events, the story follows a supposedly possessed, Lothario-like priest (Oliver Reed) who wrongs a sexually-frustrated, hunchbacked nun (Vanessa Redgrave). Meanwhile a power-mad cardinal (Christopher Logue) desperately wants to take…

  • Road House

    Road House


    A lifetime ago I worked in security. Sadly I was never taught how to tear a man's throat out, like Patrick Swayze does in this bar-brawling contemporary Western.

    What unfolds is a story about Dalton (Swayze), a bouncer who sets out to clean up a hellish bar, the Double Deuce. But stopping him is a smirking rich asshole (Ben Gazzara) who rules the town with an iron fist and a monster truck. Lunacy prevails. Dalton smashes up louts, steams up…