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Logan: What did you do?

My enjoyment of the latest standalone Wolverine film was unexpected. None of the previous installments have been good, for one, and the hard sell marketing campaign around a big budget film like this always makes me nervous. Thankfully, the hype was ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Battle Royale

This cult classic courted controversy when it was first released for its ‘vulgar violence’. It was rated R in its home country of Japan and was either banned or found only limited releases in other countries. Watching it now, I ...

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Fifty Shades Darker: Make it stop

You know the best way to open a high profile erotic thriller? Child abuse. Grainy black-and-white footage of a child about to be beaten in a dilapidated crack house. You’re getting flustered just reading that, ain’t ya? Fifty Shades Darker ...

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Toni Erdmann: Don’t lose the humour

Festival darlings can be a mixed bunch. Although festivals often give a platform for more niche and auteur films, the swinging attitude of booze and schmoozing with the stars can see lacklustre films heaped with accolades they do not deserve. ...

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