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Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Verhoeven’s BLACK BOOK

After the mixed reaction to his science fiction thriller, Hollow Man in 2000, director Dutch director Paul Verhoeven turned his back on Hollywood and returned to Europe to make Black Book in 2006. The controversial auteur co-wrote the film with [...]

July 5, 2021

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: HERSELF

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself is a film which doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. On one hand it would like to be a gritty Ken Loach-style drama about surviving domestic abuse and on the other it wants to be an uplifting quasi-comedy littered [...]

October 9, 2020

Max Von Sydow Dies Aged 90

The great Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90. The iconic actor had a fascinating career, making 11 films with director Ingmar Bergman, including 1957’s The Seventh Seal. He would then go on to score over 100 credits in a variety of genres [...]

March 9, 2020

Review: Brian De Palma’s DOMINO Is A Disappointing Dud

Any Brian De Palma is better than no Brian De Palma. That’s the way to look at any film from one of cinema’s greatest thriller directors. However, it’s a serious shame that Domino feels like the master has had his edges shaved, leaving [...]

July 30, 2019

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