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FILM REVIEW: Chicken

This poignant and affecting feature debut from director Joe Stephenson is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 18th September, and if STORGY did ‘DVD’s Of The Week,’ this would have a ridiculously enormous flapping sticker stamped on it, proclaiming just that. Certain films revolving around a person with severe learning difficulties (Leonardo DiCaprio in

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FILM REVIEW: War for the Planet of the Apes

Poor old Caesar. Everyone’s favourite digitally-rendered chimp is back, for the third instalment of the bigger, better, darker Planet of the Apes reboot, and he’s had a hard old time since his humble beginnings hanging out in James Franco’s attic. When we’re introduced to him in Matt Reeves’ sequel to Rise and Dawn, he’s like

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FILM REVIEW: Moon Dogs

I do like a good coming-of-age movie. And I liked Mood Dogs. It was funny, quirky and sexy. It had a decent pace, beautiful scenery and an excellent soundtrack. Although it’s Celtic, it spoke to my Frenchness. Yes, there is quite a bit of it in this movie; the simple-yet-tightly executed plot, the moodiness, the

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FILM REVIEW: The Vault

In a week when I ventured out to see Annabelle, I didn’t think I could possibly put myself through another ‘horror’ movie. 9 out 10 horror movies I see are absolute drivel and I always get annoyed at myself for falling into the same trap of expectation and over excitement, only to find myself in

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FILM REVIEW: Eat Locals

Vampires have been given the short end of the stake recently (no apologies for bad puns) within the celluloid world, ever since the abomination that defiled cinema screens called Twilight was hurled at our faces, unabashedly and without remorse – like a bloated hippo merrily squirting its faeces all over your living room and fanning the shit

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FILM REVIEW: The Ghoul

The bumper crop of DIY British talent that we’ve had over the past few years has given us so many great future cult classics, from Alice Lowe’s masterful Prevenge, to Ben Wheatley’s glossily deranged High-Rise. They’re part of a large network of actors, directors, and writers who trace their origins back to shows like Peep

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FILM REVIEW: Fun Mom Dinner

So I asked my wife if she wanted to watch a movie and as usual she questioned what it would be… something Marvel, Alien, or Kaiju related, no doubt. She was most surprised when I read her the synopsis for ‘Fun Mom Dinner’.  4 suburban mothers that have their children in the same school meet

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FILM REVIEW: XX

I want you to imagine a park bench. It’s a mahogany type, the kind of bench you would only come across within quaint British rom-com films, such as ‘Notting Hill,’ or ‘Love Actually.’ Basically any Richard Curtis film – replete with ivory bars and a golden shiny plague dedicated to Ethel, may God rest her

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FILM REVIEW: David Lynch: The Art Life

When it comes to wrapping your head around the enigma that is David Lynch, and the artefacts spawned by his creative output, the less you try to apply logic, the better. Lynch himself is renowned for his refusal to ‘explain’ his work, and is (like any great artist) content to let the film/painting/song/photograph speak for

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FILM REVIEW: Toni Erdmann

2016’s Toni Erdmann was a huge critical success. The German-Austrian comedy of manners won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars (narrowly missing out to The Salesman), and was at the top of many critics’ lists of the best films of last year. There’s also the

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