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Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (2011)

When it comes to movies adapted from books I usually try to keep the two mediums very separate. They are, after all, very different from one another and most of the time the essence of the tale is more important than every single detail.…

The Rum Diary (2011)

To members of a certain generation, one that predates me, at least, Hunter S Thompson is someone who "carries the illness forward for all us, always wearing the right coat while traveling outside the realms of possibility".   That language…

The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

There were certain circles who felt that films such as Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream somehow glamorised heroin addiction in the minds of the youth. Despite the immense suffering and terrible consequences that befell the main…

Scarface (1932)/Scarface (1983)

Scarface (1932) “This picture is an indictment of gang rule in America and of the callous indifference of the government to this constantly increasing menace to our safety and our liberty. Every incident in this picture is the…

Bong Of The Dead (2009)

I've never seen the movies of Cheech & Chong but I have seen clips that made me laugh. The Harold and Kumar movies prompted some chuckles from me. I even admit that I may be the only person left in the world who still staunchly defends…