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REVIEW: A Touch of Sin (Tian zhu ding)

Words by Jonathan Glen Director: Zhangke Jia Writing Credits: Zhangke Jia Cast: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng The beginning of A Touch of Sin is misleading. A traditional Chinese score sweeps over the sharp modern visuals as a man hurtles his motorcycle along a winding mountainside road. The motorcyclist is then stopped by a […]

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REVIEW: Godzilla – on UK release from May 15th

Words by Jonathan Glen – follow @joffglen / Pics courtesy of Grapevine Digital Director: Gareth Edwards Writing Credits: Max Borenstein (Screenplay) & Dave Callaham (Story) Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe & Juliette Binoche __________ Ever since Roland Emmerich’s much maligned (though secretly loved by many) attempt to bring Japan’s greatest […]

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REVIEW: Locke – on UK release from April 18th

Words by Jonathan Glen – follow @joffglen Director: Steven Knight Writing Credits: Steven Knight Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson (voice), Olivia Colman (voice) and Andrew Scott (voice) ________________ It doesn’t sound like an enthralling premise. One man, in a car, taking phone calls for 85 minutes hardly seems cinematic. Yet there is something wholly intriguing […]

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BPREVIEW: Psycho Live @ Symphony Hall, Weds 9th Apr

Tomorrow evening (April 9th) Birmingham’s Symphony Hall hosts a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal thriller, as Psycho Live opens in the city. Accompanying the film will be the British Sinfonietta playing Bernard Herrmann’s original score – conducted by Anthony Gabriele. Psycho is lauded in the world of cinematic terror, with the eerie to clandestine, brooding to […]

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PREVIEW: Under the Skin – Directed by Jonathan Glazer, on UK release from Mar 14th

Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer’s new feature film, opens in the UK on March 14th – with a US release scheduled for April 4th. Under the Skin is set in Glasgow, and features Scarlett Johansson (Laura) and Paul Brannigan (Andrew) in principle roles. Adapted from Michel Faber’s book of the same name, published by Harcourt […]

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