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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.

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.

Ghost Rider (2007) June 12, 2014

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2014 #45

Another drabble on a pre-MCU Marvel adaptation. This time, Nic Cage is the ghost with the most…

The Punisher (2004) June 10, 2014

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2014 #32

A drabble on the second of three live-action takes on Marvel’s vigilante hero.

May 2014 + The 5 Faces of Kurt Wallander June 1, 2014

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Looking back at the month that was.

Plus, the many actors who’ve played the popular Swedish detective.

The Wolverine: Extended Cut (2013) May 22, 2014

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2013 #101

With Days of Future Past in cinemas worldwide this week, here’s my belated thoughts on last year’s X-Men-related movieā€¦

Solomon Kane (2009) May 1, 2014

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2014 #34

Period action fantasy inspired by the creator of Conan the Barbarian.

The UK TV premiere is on Film4 tonight at 9pm.

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