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FT TOP 100 FILMS 23: GREMLINS 2
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FT TOP 100 FILMS
23: GREMLINS 2
Of the sequels in this list, this one perhaps might raise the biggest eyebrow. Its predecessor is by no means a great movie, it might have its fans but was too kiddie to be scary, and too scary for the kids. Oh and its[…]

Jelly telly
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Jelly telly
Answers, if you will, to Three’s latest ad campaign.
You know the one: Japanese urban cowboys find huge jellyfish in scrubland, take it back to the city, give it a drink, do a little bodypopping. Tag line: “We like sharing&#82[…]

ANTHEMS
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ANTHEMS (Part 2 of 4)
Continued from The Brown Wedge

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Dir. Lewis Milestone
The first version of this story I saw — though I barely remember anything about it, I was only eight at the time and didn’t h[…]

For those of you interested in the origins
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For those of you interested in the origins on of the “movie based on a computer game” we can go back a lot further than Streetfighter, Mortal Kombat and Super Mario Brothers. I give you David Cronenbergs lost masterpiece: Repton: The Movi[…]

There were lots of angry and concerned punters in the studio debate after last nights
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There were lots of angry and concerned punters in the studio debate after last night’s Dirty War. Some complained about the stereotyping of the Muslims in it. Others worried about the suggestion that the fire brigade did not have enough equipme[…]

FT TOP 100 FILMS 24: BODY SNATCHERS (Abel Ferrara Version)
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FT TOP 100 FILMS
24: BODY SNATCHERS (Abel Ferrara Version)
Its a clever commentary on McCarthyism you know.
Oh, its also a critique on the evils of communism.
The problem with The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is that it has been held up as a poster[…]

Lumbering propaganda piece
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Lumbering propaganda piece Hero is of high interest if you like colour-coded interior design or CGI madness involving arrows. Otherwise it’s gorgeous cobblers, a waste of five or six great pop videos. The portentious narrative style may be an a[…]

THE RULES OF THE GAME
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THE RULES OF THE GAME
Dir. Jean Renoir
A few months back I had the chance to pick up La Grande Illusion, a film by a filmmaker I had heard much about but never seen outside of a still or two. A lucky used find — then again I’m always happ[…]

Eight Great Minutes of TV
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Eight Great Minutes of TV

I put the telly on at around 10 am, Dick and Dom are caked in gunge already. A Kate Bush impersonator is singing “Wuthering Heights”, two men in white coats come and take her away. Then it’s time for &#822[…]

FT TOP 100 FILMS 25: A Matter Of Life And Death
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FT TOP 100 FILMS
25: A Matter Of Life And Death
Martin Skidmore says: This has a great setup and it expands on it with imagination and extraordinary flair. It starts with a wonderful conversation between sexy aircraft coordinator Kim Hunter and doome[…]

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