The Killing Blu-ray Review: The Art of the Heist

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter A MEATBALL WITH GRAVY Often cited as one of Hollywood’s most ambitious examples of the film noir genre, Stanley Kubrick’s third feature, The Killing (1956), is a tough and thrilling heist movie, sock full of razor sharp dialogue and murky personalities. Opening with narrated introductions to Kubrick’s ensemble of deadbeats, […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Money Train

It might not officially be The 12 Days of Christmas, but FILM IN WORDS will still fill your festive viewing schedule with cheer. From beloved movies that have become an irreplaceable holiday tradition to cult and lesser known Xmas cuts that promise to subvert and haunt your holidays, there’s something for everyone all the way […]

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Léon 20th Anniversary Edition Review: Conscience Killer

THE PROFESSIONAL Starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman in her film debut, Léon tells the tale of the titular Hitman and his unlikely personal and professional relationship with eleven-year-old Mathilda. After Mathilda’s dysfunctional drug-running family are murdered by corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman), the orphan finds refuge in her mysterious neighbour. Upon discovering […]

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