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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Jan. 2015
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Comic Book Confidential [DVD]
Comic Book Confidential [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lynda Barry
Offered by Cragmonster
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted, 29 Jan. 2015
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Arrived early. Delighted


The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
by Don Thompson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent read., 28 Sept. 2014
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Arrived promptly, an excellent read.


The King of Comedy [DVD] [1982]
The King of Comedy [DVD] [1982]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £4.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Pupkin is wonderfully loopy and his plan is borne out of a ..., 24 Aug. 2014
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Underrated Classic. Pupkin is wonderfully loopy and his plan is borne out of a crazy frustration. Bernhardt is great as the uptown spoilt rich jewish princess and Lewis is at career best.


Broadcast News [DVD] [1988]
Broadcast News [DVD] [1988]
Dvd ~ William Hurt
Price: £6.94

3.0 out of 5 stars It's a supposedly great rom com slash media satire but I feel it ..., 24 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Broadcast News [DVD] [1988] (DVD)
It's a supposedly great rom com slash media satire but I feel it has dated and now a bit of a period piece. The love triangle is interesting but reminiscent of many others. Brooks is always fab and so is Holly Hunter. Hurt does what he does best - a kind of Walken-esque vacuity.


Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988 (Volume Two)
Halfway To Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988 (Volume Two)
by Michael Palin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Kaa ka ka Karazy view of show biz life., 27 Feb. 2014
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Palin's life was less focused in this second decade of diaries, with python behind him, he forges forward with handmade films and becomes more of a gun for hire, a writer and observer of the social scene. His publicity trips take him from New York to Prague, Russia to Rutland as the idea of travel journalism and round the world documentaries slowly grows. There's great fun to be had with Alan Bennett and Terry's Gilliam and Jones, Cleese and co, and tragedy too, in a doomed attempt to help his depressed sister. The least interesting parts are when he's co opted to Transport 2000 as spokesman and he cannot wait to untangle himself. Always lively, positive and kind, Palin is your ideal companion to show biz life in the Eighties.


The Broken [DVD]
The Broken [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Jenkins
Price: £5.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated gem., 29 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Broken [DVD] (DVD)
I was not familiar with Sean Ellis as a director, but his fashion photography background clearly shows thorough here in this beautifully shot, lit and sure footed direction of a Horror gem. I first saw it at FrightFest (in I think 2008) noting its subleties but it got lost among the louder, brasher fare. Once you go back to it (and remember it is The Broken, not Broken, so there is easy confusion there) it's charms start to work on you. Ellis has clearly seen the best of Supernatural horror: not merely Repulsion or Rosemary's Baby, but The Haunting (1963), Tourneur's Night of the Demon and Ealing's portmanteau Dead of Night, as well as host of others. I suspect this film got lost as 'Mirrors' came out around the same time. A shame and a pity as this deserves more than cult status for its performances, the mood and pace (none of the usual 'Insidious' crashes and bangs, more the seeping dread of "What lies Beneath')m and a great twist. Dark, genuinely scary horror.
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The Signal [DVD]
The Signal [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anessa Ramsey
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £3.54

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating genre bender., 29 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Signal [DVD] (DVD)
Three directors, three differing takes on a weird post apocalyptic event. I'm not sure the blackly comic sequence in the middle worked as it slowed it all down too much, plus the ending was way too convoluted, but there were echoes here of Eternal Sunshine or perhaps the work of Michael Haneaka at his most cunning. This was brave and bold and, although the acting was uneven, it's got cult written through it. One to refer to when showing off to friends and (needless to say) it is far superior to most Hollywood SF fare. Those who liked this ought to catch 'Someone's knocking at the door' a totally underrated gem which was filmed in about the same length of time and under similar time and money constraints.


The Hide [DVD]
The Hide [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alex Macqueen
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £7.64

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3.0 out of 5 stars Smart and sassy but ultimately predictable., 29 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Hide [DVD] (DVD)
It's always great to see British Films get off the ground, especially tense dramas like this one. The actors are fine enough,the direction and lighting strong, but its genesis as a play is too obvious, plus Death and the Maiden this ain't. MacQueen's oddball OCD is too protracted to stop us guessing the inevitable outcome (we are there long before the end of Act one) and this, when it comes is underwhelming. However, it is a moody, elegant film: well worth showing to students as an example of less is more.


Altered States [DVD] [1980]
Altered States [DVD] [1980]
Dvd ~ William Hurt
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What are you on, Ken? And can I have some?, 23 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Altered States [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
Russell meets Paddy Chayevski and produces fab mad film well worthy of the Russell cannon. William Hurts debut is intense and superb as he spouts million miles an hour science gibberish at Bob gala an and bemused spouse Blair. Brown ( those khaki shirts with long white socks a major fashion faux pas even for the eighties ) . It's like an introduction to William Burroughs as seen by Terry Gilliam. Nuts. Huge fun.


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