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Maggie: Decay moves slowly, so make death quick

This slow-moving, emotional, low-budget film feels out of place amongst Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography. But I suppose, like anyone, Arnie gets sick of doing the same thing over and over. It’s an impressive attempt at branching out. His role in Maggie ...

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Binge watching: Poldark

It isn’t just the Joker who’s asking ‘Why so serious?’ lately. We seem to love our dark, troubled TV and films more than ever. We watch shows like Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Sopranos, and Daredevil… it’s a wonder ...

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Force Majeure

A Swedish family, holidaying at an Alpine ski resort, eat lunch on a restaurant’s balcony overlooking the slopes. As they settle in, a controlled avalanche hurtles toward the resort. The crowd at the restaurant panics and as mother Ebba moves ...

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Binge watching: Hemlock Grove

I had heard of Hemlock Grove some time ago, recommended to me for the weird mystery and excellent werewolf transformations. Since then, I’ve had it recommended to me several times over. So I found it particularly interesting that after a ...

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Nightcrawler: If it bleeds, it leads…

Tales of the morally superior are overdone. As are stories of someone in a bad place, who makes bad decisions, finding a turning point in their lives and realizing the error of their ways. And then there’s stories of antiheroes. Nightcrawler takes ...

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