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The Seventh Seal (1957) December 19, 2013

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2013 #54

aka Det sjunde inseglet

A black-and-white art house meditation on Death in which men of war encounter the supernatural in a grim period of European history?

No, it’s not A Field in England again — but surely a film that inspired it…

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012) October 23, 2013

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2013 #53

If you don’t know that name then you must be a young whippersnapper, because otherwise Ray Harryhausen needs no introduction.

A Trip to the Moon (1902) / The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) October 14, 2013

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2013 #3

Beginning with the week with a review double-bill.

Firstly, Georges Méliès’ silent sci-fi short…

Secondly, a documentary about Méliès and his silent sci-fi short…

Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961) October 7, 2013

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2013 #46

aka Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d’Or

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson weren’t the first to bring Hergé’s journalist-adventurer to the big screen y’know…

Akira (1988) August 5, 2013

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2013 #61a

A decade after I first saw it, Akira re-evaluated.

Ip Man 2 (2010) April 28, 2013

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2013 #47

aka The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

From the files of Police Squad comes a classic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy.

It’s on Film4 (and Film4 HD) tonight at 11:25pm.

Iron Sky (2012) February 26, 2013

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2012 #95

Forget the snakes on the plane, now there are Nazis on the Moon!

To my surprise, I quite liked it…

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