Poltergeist

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Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film about a family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct the family’s younger daughter. It was directed by Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg wrote and produced, but had a clause in his contract to prevent him from directing another… Continue Reading

What’s eating Gilbert Grape

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows 24-year-old Gilbert (Depp), a grocery store clerk caring for his morbidly obese… Continue Reading

Lion

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Lion is a 2016 drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many… Continue Reading

If….

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if…. is a 1968 British drama film produced and directed by Lindsay Anderson satirising English public school life. Famous for its depiction of a savage insurrection at a fictitious boys’ boarding school, the X certificate film was made at the time of the May 1968 protests in France by a director… Continue Reading

Le Ballon Rouge

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Le Ballon Rouge (The red balloon in the english version) is a 1956 French fantasy comedy-drama featurette written, produced, and directed by Albert Lamorisse. The thirty-five-minute short, which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient, mute, red balloon, was filmed in the Ménilmontant neighbourhood… Continue Reading

The night before christmas

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On the night before Christmas, a man will commit a desperate act. A tale about morality and the holiday season, by director DC Kasundra and cinematographer Tom Krymkowski, with an original composition of “Carol of the Bells” by Gene Hudson;… Continue Reading

The stuff

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The Stuff  is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film in which a delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more… Continue Reading

L by Tycho

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Tycho is an American ambient music project led by Scott Hansen (born 1976 or 1977) as primary composer, songwriter and producer. Hailing from San Francisco, California, he is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. His music is a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient… Continue Reading

Life’s a bitch

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Trying to fit the entire story of a feature film into just 5-minutes of screen-time is no easy feat, but this is exactly what French-Canadian director François Jaros attempts with his bitter sweet rom-com Life’s a Bitch. Exposing his audience… Continue Reading

Disconnect

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Disconnect is a 2012 American drama film directed by Henry Alex Rubin. It explores how people experience the negative sides of modern communication technology by following three interconnecting stories. An ambitious, up-and-coming reporter Nina Dunham has much success with her interview with underage video chat-room… Continue Reading

Gardens of the night

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Gardens of the Night is a 2008 drama film, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins and Tom Arnold. After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street. The film was described by The… Continue Reading

Little children

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Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced… Continue Reading

Pope is a Rockstar by Sales

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SALES is an American guitar-based pop band from Orlando, Florida. The band’s members are musicians Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih. In July 2014, the band was named “Ones to Watch” for the second half of 2014 by The Hype Machine for being one of the most blogged artists yet to… Continue Reading

Every thing will be fine

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Every Thing Will Be Fine is a 2015 German drama film directed by Wim Wenders and written by Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, and released in 3D. The film centres around Tomas (James Franco), a writer who causes an accident while driving and spends the next 12 years… Continue Reading

Eden lake

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Eden Lake is a 2008 British thriller film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O’Connell. Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. Dennis Harvey reviewed the film for Variety and… Continue Reading

The outsiders

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The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton.  Jo Ellen Misakian, a librarian at Lone Star Elementary School in Fresno, California, and her students were responsible for inspiring Coppola to make the film, which is noted for… Continue Reading

Suburbia

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Suburbia, also known as Rebel Streets and The Wild Side, is a 1984 film written and directed by Penelope Spheeris about suburban punks who run away from home. The kids take up a punk lifestyle by squatting in abandoned suburban tract homes. Director Penelope Spheeris recruited street kids and punk rock musicians to play each role,… Continue Reading