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Anton van Beek  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Having demonstrated a flair for rhythm-based cinema with 2014's Whiplash, writer-director Damien Chazelle took it a step further with this fully-fledged 21st century Hollywood musical. What emerged was a slice of cinematic spectacle that wowed critics, audiences and award-givers with its mix of romance and nostalgia.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

When Richard the Lionheart is taken captive on his way back to England from fighting in the Holy Land, his duplicitous brother Prince John (Claude Rains) usurps the throne and begins oppressing the Saxon populace through a combination of high taxes and violence. But Prince John hadn't counted on Saxon nobleman Sir Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn), who gathers together a band of like-minded outlaws dedicated to opposing the royal rotter.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

An innocent young woman (Grazyna Dlugolecka) journeys across Europe searching for the man she loves, only to end up trapped in a moral quagmire of adultery, prostitution and murder.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Based on true events, this thrilling World War 2 drama directed by Mel Gibson tells the story of Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 16, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the odder horror franchises of the VHS era, the House series spans four films, three of which have nothing linking them to each other apart from their titles and some creative personnel.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 15, 2017  |  0 comments

From the earliest days of cinema, the Arthurian legend has proven to be irresistible to filmmakers. Key to this is the way in which the source material is open to such wildly disparate approaches on the silver screen, whether it's the medieval brutality of Lancelot du Lac, the animated antics of Disney's Sword in the Stone, Richard Harris singing his way around Camelot or the Monty Python gang's quest for the Holy Grail.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Late one night, 12-year-old Conor O'Malley (Lewis MacDougal) is visited by a giant tree-like Monster (voiced by Liam Neeson), who tells the boy that he will recount three true stories, but after that Conor must tell him a story about the terrible truth that haunts his nightmares. For his part, Conor becomes convinced that the Monster has been summoned to save his mother (Rogue One… star Felicity Jones), who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments

At the height of World War II, a pair of fighter pilots – one American, the other Japanese – crash on an island in the South Pacific. The duo quickly resume their fight on the ground, only to be interrupted by a massive ape-like creature.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

During its 120-year journey to the planet Homestead II, the colony ship Avalon encounters an asteroid field and suffers a system failure. This results in one of the spacecraft's 5,000 passengers, mechanical engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt), being awoken from his hibernation pod 90 years ahead of schedule.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Based on true events, Clint Eastwood's latest directorial outing stars Tom Hanks as US Airways pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who famously landed his plane on New York's Hudson river in 2009.

Mark Craven & Jon Thompson  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

The reborn Star Wars movie universe continues in exhilarating fashion with this adventure that gives the main Luke/Leia narrative a swerve and feels all the better for it. While 2015's The Force Awakens got somewhat bogged down in rehashing old Star Wars plots and bringing back old cast members, Rogue One always feels fresh and is populated by (mostly) new characters.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

In an age of effects-led cinema appearing to prioritise spectacle over emotional involvement, it's a treat to revisit director Merian C. Cooper's classic monster movie; this 1933 fantasy proves it's perfectly possible to give audiences the best of both worlds.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Stripped of his role as official executioner after being falsely accused of wishing for the Shogun's death, Ogami Itto (Tomisaburo Wakayama) opts to spend the rest of his life wandering Japan as an assassin for hire, accompanied by his young son Daigoro (Tomikawa Akihiro) in a tooled-up baby cart.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Arriving on the planet Vulcan in the distant future the freshly regenerated Doctor (Patrick Troughton) finds himself struggling to convince a colony of humans that the Daleks they recovered from an ancient space capsule trapped in a mercury pool are not the benevolent robotic servants the pretend to be, but actually galaxy-conquering alien killers.

Anton van Beek  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

When a young boy's mother freaks out after catching him doing a jigsaw of a naked lady, he responds by hacking mummy to pieces with an axe. Flash forward several decades and a chainsaw-wielding maniac is slicing his way through the female students at a Boston college. Could these events be linked?

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