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Buster Keaton: 3 Films

★★★★★ Unfairly overshadowed by the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton was arguably the greatest of the silent clowns. Now, Eureka Video’s Masters of Cinema series brings together three of his best pictures – Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. – all lovingly... Continue Reading →

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The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale

★★★☆☆ Following historical drama The Showdown and gangster picture New World, Hoon-jung Park’s third feature is a suitably epic drama set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1925. The Tiger is an often moving fable about fatherhood, nature and respect, yet in never fully... Continue Reading →

Mudbound

★★★★☆ Based on a novel by Hilary Jordan, Dee Rees' Mudbound is a moving Second World War fable set in the Mississippi Delta that does not shy away from the ugliness of racism. Netflix's cinematic outing is more than deserving of theatrical... Continue Reading →

The Snowman

★★☆☆☆ Harry Hole is a barely functional alcoholic, but he's also the best detective on the Oslo Police Force. When a series of women are abducted and killed, each left with a snowman marking the crime, Harry must grapple with... Continue Reading →

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World

★★★☆☆ A critical success on release, the enormous budget of Stanley Kramer's 1963 epic comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World meant that it only just scraped a profit. The premise: a group of strangers race across America to try to... Continue Reading →

Belle de Jour review

★★★★★ Among Spanish-born Mexican director Luis Buñuel's most successful works, Belle de Jour's re-release comes just in time for the film's fiftieth anniversary. A satire on repressed bourgeois sexuality, the 1967 film is both darkly erotic and rich in social commentary. Séverine... Continue Reading →

The Mountain Between Us

★★☆☆☆ Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star in The Mountain Between Us, an entertaining but wholly predictable survival drama from Dutch-Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad. With only each other and a dog for company, it's a race against time before they succumb to... Continue Reading →

The Party

★★★☆☆ Hrundi (Peter Sellers) is an Indian actor freshly fired due to his bumbling clumsiness. But a mix up means that instead of being blacklisted, he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party. Cue plenty of pratfalls, mishaps and other... Continue Reading →

Getting Any?

★★☆☆☆ Driven by bedroom walls covered in pornography and his childish erotic fantasies, Asao (Duncan) is a young man determined to get laid. Through a series of schemes to attract women, he finds himself in increasingly bizarre and surreal scenarios.... Continue Reading →

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