Anton van Beek

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Anton van Beek  |  Jan 21, 2018  |  0 comments

A small group of highly skilled mercenaries are brought together in France by an Irish operative to steal a mysterious briefcase. What follows is a modern action classic of the kind they sadly don't make any more…

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Loosely based on Sarah Waters' 2002 Victorian crime novel Fingersmith (previously adapted for TV by the BBC in 2005), The Handmaiden relocates the story to the Japanese-ruled Korea of the 1930s and transforms it into an outrageously sexy yet curiously heartfelt thriller that is surely director Park Chan-wook's most accomplished work to date.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Based on Masamune Shirow's legendary late '80s manga series of the same name, this Hollywood production of Ghost in the Shell follows the exploits of the Major (Scarlett Johansson), a highly-advanced cyborg working for counterterrorist taskforce Section 9. The first of her kind, the Major is an entirely artificial body housing a brain rescued from a dying young woman.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Set 30 years after the events of its dystopian predecessor, Blade Runner 2049 finds that things have only gotten much worse for everyone in the interim. Pollution is more pronounced, a 10-day electronic blackout has left a gaping wound in humanity’s digital history, mass-starvation was only averted through the development of bug farms and the new breed of Nexus replicants developed by the Wallace Corporation (which has taken over from the defunct Tyrell Corp) are treated little better than slaves by society.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Based on the popular French comic book series Valérian and Laureline (1967-2010), Luc Besson's long-awaited return to outer space is a madcap explosion of imagination and spectacle that serves up more weird aliens and gimmicks than all of the Star Wars films combined.

Anton van Beek  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Welcome to the AVTech Awards for 2017/18. Here, the UK’s premium AV magazine brands – Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice and Hi-Fi News & Record Review – come together to celebrate the very best music and movie hardware you can buy.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

When a probe carrying samples from Mars docks with the International Space Station, the small crew discover that they've got more than they bargained for. Amongst the soil they discover a dormant alien microbe that, once free from its confinement, starts growing at a rapid rate and hunting them down.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

A family comedy act that hit it big on the stage during the 1920s, the Marx Brothers' reliance on humorous wordplay as much as other visual vaudeville humour meant a move to the bigscreen was basically a nonstarter until the arrival of the 'talkies'. But as soon as that technology was established, Hollywood – in the form of Paramount Pictures – came calling for Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo.

Anton van Beek  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante), an American writer living in Rome, witnesses a woman (Eva Renzi) being attacked in an art gallery. Attempting to help, Sam ends up trapped in a glass atrium and can only watch as the woman is stabbed and the attacker gets away. Following the incident, Sam grows increasingly obsessed by the idea that something he witnessed during the attack didn't make sense. But as he embarks on his own investigation, Sam and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall) become targets for the mysterious killer.

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