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The Hateful Eight (2015)

This is the Tarantino film that was almost never made. After being leaked in January 2014, the filmmaker quickly shelved the project before considering adapting it for the stage or a novel. However, he decided to make his ambitious project…

Nebraska (2013)

Nebraska is the latest film from director Alexander Payne, which means that you can already decide, pretty much, whether you're going to like it or not. Because Payne has a certain type of movie that he likes to make. He makes intimate…

Nebraska (2013)

Father and son Payne goes back to his state of origin, with another road trip, and is cruel in order to be kind in this heartbreaking little tale of a not very accomplished son Dave (Will Forte), who sells TV's and stereos (and has just…

Nebraska (2013)

My colleague Michael Ewins yesterday told me he couldn’t find the words to describe his love for Nebraska, the latest film from Alexander Payne, so the job has fallen to me. Unfortunately, I’m suffering from the same affliction but I’ll…

Django Unchained (2012)

There are still some people around who think that Tarantino is nothing more than a director who takes a bunch of movie and pop culture references and shoehorns them into whatever particular genre script he decides to create. There's an…

Silent Running (1972)

Given that it is a cult, if not an outright classic, I need to be careful as I don't have many positives to offer about Douglas Trumbull's ecological augury Silent Running, a film I was greatly looking forward to seeing, having marvelled at…

Silent Running (1972)

Science-fiction is a genre inherently grounded in ideas, and most of its output - no matter how outlandish in theme - has a foot in the door of reality. David Cronenberg's eXistenZ (1999), for example, imagines a possible future where…

Choose (2011)

Well, it happens. Great success always leads to a hundred and one pale imitations. The great success in this instance is the Saw franchise and Choose is one of the pale imitations. There’s a, you’ll never guess, sadistic killer/torturer…

The Hole (2009)

In 2001 there was a great little twisty thriller called The Hole starring Thora Birch, Keira Knightley and Desmond Harrington, amongst others. Which has nothing to do with this movie, I just thought I’d mention it first and drive home the…