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  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★★

    “They say Ken Russell has gone too far.”

    In our current age of On Demand, Netflix, Amazon Home Delivery, and the Criterion Collection it’s hard to believe that the cinema was once somewhat of an exclusive club. Not an exclusive club like those you find in private education that consist of young men running riot with their father’s money, or even those mysterious 5-star lounges that supposedly lurk in the unexplored and spacious back-caverns of airports, but exclusive clubs in…

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★

    Upon the eve of Detroit’s release, revisit Kathryn Bigelow’s overlooked cult classic that stills feels relevant 22 years later...

    "The bravado buzz of cocaine and the temporal release of heroin no longer cut it. Lenny is a dealer of a new kind of drug: reality. Or should that be unreality? In Strange Days’ not-so-distant future of 1999, ‘real’ experiences can be purchased on the black market. Thanks to a device originally designed as a modern, more efficient equivalent to police…

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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★½

    Something is destroying the boats. Lost without trace, without explanation. The papers cry "naval mines", "undersea volcano".

    An old man tells a story: the legend of the mighty Godzilla, a giant, terrifying monster of old who will come ashore when the fish runs out. The fishermen's catch has dried up.

    A seaside village is destroyed. Footprints bigger than a man, oozing radiation.

    Mass hysteria. The politicians are sweaty and panicked. People want answers.

    He is coming: the approaching storm.

    The…

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    The Lady from Shanghai

    ★★★★

    Wonderfully twisted plot without the fat. A steamy, sweaty noir with an obtrusive camera that paints a fractured view of the world. But is Orson Welles's Irish accent one of the worst in audiovisual history?