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The Artist

Film was born in France, but it found its feet in Hollywood. So it’s almost poetic that The Artist is a French film that pays homage to the golden years of Tinseltown. George Valentin is the star of silent comedy and helps nurture the talent of up and coming heart-throb Peppy Miller. But the advent Click here to read more…

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Little White Lies

One might have thought that if your good friend was involved in a near fatal accident that visiting him in intensive care would rank slightly higher than going off on holiday. Not for this bunch of self obsessed 30 somethings. Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, invites a group of friends to his beach house Click here to read more…

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Biutiful

Ever been on holiday to Barcelona? Personally I think it’s over-rated but after you watch this film you’ll wonder why anyone would ever want to go there. This is the side of the Spanish playground that the tourists definitely don’t see. In his first feature film since Babel, Iñárritu returns with the bleak, harrowing but Click here to read more…

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Waltz with Bashir

This film has the rather rare label of being an animated documentary. It follows the quest of the film maker, Ari Folman, to unblock suppressed memory of his experiences as a soldier in the Lebanon war, specifically his service in Beirut when he was 19 years old. With the help of a psychologist and former Click here to read more…

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The Light Thief

Kyrgyzstan, as I know you’re about to tell me, is a former Soviet occupied country in Central Asia neighbouring Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and, of course China! And since independance in 1991 it has suffered much political instability owing to the high levels of corruption and prolific organised crime. Oh come on, you weren’t aware of Click here to read more…

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