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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape (2010) July 16, 2014

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2014 #60

Learning lessons from history. And gory horror films.

The Raid (2011) July 11, 2014

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2014 #58

In which I explain why this Asian actioner is less like Dredd, more like Mamma Mia.

The UK TV premiere is tonight at 10:55pm on Film4.

Journey into Fear (1943) July 7, 2014

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2014 #51

Presumably the title of this Orson Welles-guided picture refers to working with Hollywood studios.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) July 4, 2014

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2014 #56

“Does it suck or what? I mean it’s like a bad sci-fi film.”

June 2014 + 5 Most Acclaimed Silent Movies July 1, 2014

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We’re halfway through the year, so let’s celebrate — with my biggest June ever!

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976/1978) June 30, 2014

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2013 #61

I still have almost half-a-dozen reviews left to post from 2013, so here’s one of them — John Cassavetes’ “idiosyncratic thriller”.

Wallander: The Troubled Man (2013) June 21, 2014

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2014 #41

Sergio Leone’s intimate epic, reviewed in what is now its middle-length version.

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