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Like Father Like Son – Review

Like Father Like Son – Review

Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest film can be summarised simply: beautifully shot, a little bit implausible, but emotionally interesting. Maybe there is something in this brief description that echoes its theme – the nature of paternal love – the seemingly under-explored counterpoint to the more familiar study of...

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Klondike – DVD Miniseries Review

Klondike – DVD Miniseries Review

Richard Madden (Robb Stark of Game of Thrones) must be experiencing déjà vu all over again. What with winter coming, all those wolves, and an opening credit sequence that resonates so closely to Thrones', it’s a wonder he doesn’t get his lines confused. One wonders too, coming from the heights of Westeros,...

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The Fifth Estate – Review

The Fifth Estate – Review

The opening sequence of The Fifth Estate is compelling. In it, we are taken on a brief but exciting cinematic journey through the history of the transmission of information, from the creation of writing, through the development of the printing press and then the telegraph, to our current modern condition of fully...

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The Piano – Blu Ray release

The Piano – Blu Ray release

There will no doubt be a generation who will have been introduced to New Zealand director Jane Campion by way of Top of the Lake, which arrived on British television screens in 2013. This compelling, psychologically astute, and beautifully shot mini-series dealt with similar issues found in her 1993 film The...

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