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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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