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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Oh, look: another hero. In 1985, apparently sending George Miller’s Mad Max franchise to the hereafter, Tina Turner sang “we don’t need another hero”. Thirty years later, Miller has had a change of heart. Mad Max is back, with another hero, and she’s called Furiosa. Mad Max: Fury Road is […]

When Animals Dream (2014)
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When Animals Dream (2014)

When Animals Dream is an impressive, thoughtful horror movie that mixes themes and atmosphere from films such as Ginger Snaps and Let The Right One In. It’s all about a young woman named Marie (Sonia Suhl) who has her transition to adulthood complicated by the fact that she may end […]

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Max hits the road ……..

There’s only a few days left until that Australian icon of the dystopian future revisits cinemas in the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).                          As a way of preparing fans for the mayhem to come Warner Bros. Entertainment […]

Cub (2014)
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Cub (2014)

Welp AKA Cub is a film full of familiar horror movie tropes. There’s a large group of people (read = potential victims) setting up camp in the middle of the woods. There are lethal booby traps. And there’s an urban legend that may turn out to be more than just […]

Musaranas  (2014)
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Musaranas (2014)

When I first browsed the plot description of Musaranas I must admit that I thought I was going to endure, rather than enjoy, it. Two sisters share a home together, with one of them being severely agoraphobic. And things are about to get tense. That’s all I gathered from the […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Four years ago, geek ‘hero’ Joss Whedon directed and wrote Marvel Avengers Assemble, the culmination of various stand-alone films and a feature that caused much anticipation among comic-book fans, old and new, around the world. His efforts gained critical and financial success, becoming the first Marvel film to gain more […]

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John Wick (2014)

After appearing in films such as Tron: Legacy and The Matrix Trilogy, stunt coordinator/actor David Leitch makes his (uncredited) directorial debut with a homage to Hong Kong cinema, spaghetti westerns and ‘gun-fu’ films. John Wick stars Keanu Reeves as the eponymous character, a retired hitman who recently lost his wife […]

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The Last Reel (2014)

As part of the 7th Asia House Film Festival, the debut directorial feature by Cambodian director Kulikar Sotho will be having its European premiere and given its acclaim at Tokyo and Singapore International Film Festivals (winning the ‘Spirit of Asia’ award at the former), it is set to make a mark […]

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Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar (2014)

Many documentary makers have risked everything for their work but to face deportation and jail is a big gamble. Yet filmmakers Alexander Dluzak and Carsten Piefke takes on the system in this honest, unflinching look at the Burmese punk subculture. Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar follows a group of punks in […]

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In the Absence of the Sun (2014)

The 7th Asia House Annual Film Festival kicks off on Friday 27th March with two gala screenings. One of the films is this poignant Indonesian drama, which will have its European premiere at the festival. In the Absence of the Sun (original title: Selamat Pagi, Malam) follows three women on […]