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Directed by Rob Epstein, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1984, The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) tells the story of a man who has become a symbol and an inspiration in the fight for the human rights of marginalised groups, after his untimely death at the hands of a […]

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What a film. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto) is a Japanese film about… well… I’m not entirely sure. Handing it over to the capable hands of IMDb for the synopsis: A strange man known only as the “metal fetishist”, who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his […]

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Another month goes by, and it’s time for the excellent Genre Grandeur over at MovieRob! The theme for August was war films, and I chose a film about a different kind of war; that is, the Battle of Thermopylae that occurred during the Persian Wars in Ancient Greece. There have been lots of amazing reviews […]

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Director Richard Linklater’s magnum opus that has been twelve years in the making, Boyhood (2014) tells the story of young Mason (Ellar Coltrane), from age five to age eighteen. Boyhood follows Mason as he grows up, notably using the same actor for the entire film; we literally watch him grow as the film progresses. Boyhood […]

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I’m back on my short film game y’all! Here are three shorts I watched recently via Dazed Digital. I’ve really been loving the short films section on Dazed because there’s always something interesting and new to watch and learn about. Today I watched one short film about a boy with a lot of thoughts, another […]

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Based on a graphic novel called Le Transperceneige, Snowpiercer (2013) is set in a strange future where the world has experienced global cooling on a massive scale, to the extent that there are few people left alive on earth. The people that are left live within a train that constantly travels around the globe. We […]

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Director Michel Gondry’s newest mindbending masterpiece, Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013) communicates a series of conversations between Gondry himself and famed linguist, philosopher, and political activist Noam Chomsky. These conversations are brought to life through spirited animations that reflect Gondry’s surreal view on life, and contain questions about human nature, evolution, language, […]

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Lunarcy! (2012, dir. Simon Ennis) is a quirky and charming documentary about people who are obsessed with and inspired by our closest galactic neighbour, the moon. For these people, the idealism and aspirational drive of the Space Race of the 60s never ended. Its synopsis is as follows: With wry humor and affection, Simon Ennis’ […]

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It’s yet another young adult fiction dystopian future fantasy turned into a film series! Divergent (2014, dir. Neil Burger) is based on the popular trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth, and stars Shailene Woodley as Tris, a special young woman with hidden abilities. Its synopsis is as follows: In a world divided by factions based […]

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Director Matthew Porterfield’s emotionally raw yet expressively quiet independent drama film Putty Hill (2010) focuses on the death of a young man named Cory, and the ways in which it has affected his family and the different people around him. Throughout the film, a disembodied voice from behind the camera talks to each of the […]

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