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Shun Li and the Poet (2011)

The socio-political implications of immigration continue to comprise a major theme in contemporary European cinema. Shun Li and the Poet takes place in Italy, where a Chinese woman is working to save up for her 8-year-old son, who lives in…

Demons (1985)

Let me start by excusing my lack of detail in this review. There are no memorable acting performances, nothing fantastically breathtaking from a cinematic point of view and, great score and rock songs aside, nothing much to really win over…

La Piscine (1969)

I don’t quite know why I liked La Piscine as much as I did. But I did. It’s one of those movies in which not a lot seems to happen, the pacing is sedate and small moments are interrupted by scenes from the swinging 60s. Directed by…

Wild Beasts (1984)

Another killer animal movie, this one (from 1984) has a bit more going for it than most thanks to the carnage it tries to depict and the bizarre explanation of events. It’s also not one for animal lovers to watch, mainly due to the…