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  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    ★★★★

    The Ink Spots' I Don't Want to Set The World on Fire and a chirpy 1950s newsreel singing the praises of a nuclear vault, the first 10 minutes of this is all the cool stuff from Fallout 3, 18 years before Bethesda 'borrowed' it.

    The 90s-set stuff is great too, with delightfully revolting special effects.

  • Gross Misconduct

    Gross Misconduct

    ★½

    Turns out when Amazon Prime says this Australian film is by George Miller, it actually means George T Miller, director of the seal film Andre, Cyberdog and The Never ending Story 2. It's very hard work.
    Amazon does correctly identify the real Alan "Dr Karl Kennedy" Fletcher though, in an early performance that shows why he stayed on Ramsay Street but didn't do films. Still, always nice to see him.

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  • No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

    No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

    ★★½

    The description states that No Manifesto tells the whole story of the Manic Street Preachers. It does not.
    The film was shot around 2004/5, after which the footage was canned and festered for a decade. What has come out is a poorly made inadvertent document of the band's wilderness years. Viewed in contrast against the recent forward-thinking, relevant, focused and successful Futurology album, as well as the sold-out The Holy Bible tours (on which The Manics gave the best performance…

  • Animal Kingdom

    Animal Kingdom

    ★★★★

    Heavy Mendelsohn menace.