Netflix Film of the Week: Half Nelson

The FILM IN WORDS Netflix Film of the Week: helping you navigate the filmic minefield of the nation’s favourite video streaming service. Advertisements

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FIW WEEKLY: 13/07/15

FIW WEEKLY: curating a whole week’s worth of your film intake in the space of a few short paragraphs. Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter OUT THIS WEEK:The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (DVD & Blu-ray) Hammer Horror’s recent crop of revival pictures has been a mixed bag of thrilling old-school atmospherics (The Woman in Black) […]

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Only God Forgives Review: Restless Sinners

CITY OF DEMONS Without a shadow of a doubt Only God Forgives is one of the most unsettling, relentlessly oppressive and utterly compelling films of the 21st century. It is not a typical Nicolas Winding-Refn picture, nor is it a typical Ryan Gosling flick, and using 2011’s Drive as our primary piece of empirical evidence, […]

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THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED

THE MEMORY REMAINS Spanning two decades and focusing upon numerous intricately crafted characters, The Place Beyond the Pines is a brave, bold and wildly beautiful picture show offering a defiant lesson in how to fashion twenty-first century iconography. Reuniting Derek Cianfrance and leading man Ryan Gosling, the pair pick up where they left off with […]

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Curzon Home Cinema: Nicolas Winding Refn Season

For almost two decades Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn has captivated audiences with his unique brand of brutally hypnotic filmmaking. Brandishing a highly stylised and effortlessly cool trademark, only matched, and often surpassed by his visceral penchant for ultra-violence, Refn has slowly but surely carved a path through World and Hollywood cinema. From his infamous […]

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Drive Review

In 1968 Steve McQueen decided to go for a drive, a slow burning game of cat and mouse through the peaks and valleys of San Francisco’s now iconic boulevards that proved a man with a score to settle and access to a gleaming hunk of horsepower was in fact the quintessence of cool. Peter Yates’ […]

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