The war of the roses

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The War of the Roses is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the center… Continue Reading

Strassenkaiser

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Strassenkaiser is a a road movie through the streets of Berlin, from backyards, parks and bars up to a tower. In an intoxicated Berlin by the summer carnival, there is Noah, a 12 year old boy, non-local, supposed to meet… Continue Reading

The lickerish quartet

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The Lickerish Quartet is a 1970 drama film produced, written and directed by Radley Metzler, in which a wealthy Italian matriarch finds an unlikely object of lust in the form of a mysterious blonde visitor. Metzger created R-rated movies with widescreen ambition and this film marked the… Continue Reading

Breaking glass

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Breaking Glass is a 1980 British film directed by Brian Gibson; starring Hazel O’Connor, Phil Daniels and Jonathan Pryce, that depicts the rise and fall of Kate (O’Connor), an angry but creative young singer and songwriter from London in the 80’s, backed by a hustler (Daniels) and… Continue Reading

Wake in fright

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Wake in Fright (also known as Outback) is a 1971 Australian thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff, about a young school teacher from Sydney who descends into personal moral degradation after finding himself stranded in a brutal, menacing town in outback Australia. It stars Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay, written by Evan Jones,… 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

Wedding dress

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What if a wedding didn’t promise a new beginning but rather an ugly detour? That’s the core of Haroula Rose’s latest short film Wedding Dress, which follows the burgeoning relationship between two strangers who meet by chance. The film follows Michael (Joshua… Continue Reading

The switchblade sisters

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The Switchblade Sisters is a 1975 action and exploitation film detailing the lives of high school-aged female gang members. It was directed by Jack Hill and stars Joanne Nail, Robbie Lee and Monica Gayle. The film is also known as The Jezebels. The movie was not a success at the box office, but garnered a cult… Continue Reading

The birds

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The Birds is a 1963 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California over the course of… 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

The toxic avenger

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The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 American superhero horror comedy film directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman (credited as Samuel Weil) and written by Kaufman and Joe Ritter. Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat… Continue Reading

London to Brighton

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London to Brighton is a 2006 British film written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams. It is a gritty thriller that follows a prostitute (Lorraine Stanley) and a young runaway (Georgia Groome) on the run to Brighton in a desperate fight to save… Continue Reading

Scum

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Scum is a 1979 British crime drama film directed by Alan Clarke, portraying the brutality of life inside a British borstal. The script was originally made as the television play Scum for the BBC’s Play for Today strand in 1977, however due to the violence depicted, it was withdrawn from broadcast. Two… Continue Reading

Wait until dark

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Wait Until Dark is a 1967 psychological horror thriller film directed by Terence Young. It stars Audrey Hepburn as a young blind woman, Alan Arkin as a violent criminal searching for some drugs, and Richard Crenna as another criminal, supported by Jack Weston, Julie Herrod, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. To immerse viewers in the suspense of… Continue Reading

To the lions by Surface of atlantic

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Surface of Atlantic is an indie band from Montreal, Canada, who’s music is a blend of folk, cinematic ambiances and indie rock. The band has been compared in the past to Pink Floyd, Beck and Sigur Ros for their experimental… Continue Reading

A bronx tale

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A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American crime drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the 1960s. It was the directorial debut of Robert De Niro that follows a young Italian-American teenager in The Bronx, New York as his path in life is guided by two father figures, played… Continue Reading

Made in Britain

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Made in Britain is a 1983 British television film written by David Leland, and directed by Alan Clarke, about a 16-year-old racist skinhead named Trevor, and his constant confrontations with authority figures. It was originally broadcast on ITV on 10 July 1983 as the fourth in an untitled series… Continue Reading

Coffy

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Coffy is a 1973 Blaxploitation film written and directed by American filmmaker Jack Hill. The story is about a black female vigilante played by Pam Grier. Coffy is notable in its depiction of a strong female lead (a capable nurse), something rare in the genre at the time, and also in its then-unfashionable anti-drug message. It was remade… 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

Carlito’s way

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Carlito’s Way is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito’s Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film follows the life of Carlito Brigante after he is released from prison and vows to go straight and retire. However,… Continue Reading

Taxi driver

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Taxi Driver is a 1976 American vigilante film with neo-noir and psychological thriller elements, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film stars Robert De Niro and features Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, and Albert Brooks. The film is regularly cited by… Continue Reading

The panic in needle park

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The Panic in Needle Park is a 1971 American film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Al Pacino in his second film appearance. The screenplay was written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, adapted from the book by James Mills. The film portrays life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in “Needle… Continue Reading

Relatos salvajes

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Relatos salvajes (Wild tales in the english version) is a 2014 Argentine-Spanish black comedy–drama film written and directed by Damián Szifrón. An anthology film, it is composed of six standalone shorts united by a common theme of violence and vengeance. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world… Continue Reading

American history X

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American History X is a 1998 American crime drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. The film tells the story of two Venice, Los Angeles brothers who become involved in the neo-Nazi movement. The older brother serves three years in prison for voluntary manslaughter,… 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

Thriller – en grym film

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Thriller – en grym film, also known as Thriller – A cruel picture, They Call Her One Eye and Hooker’s Revenge is a 1973 Swedish exploitation film in the “rape and revenge”  genre written and directed by Bo Arne Vibenius  under the name “Alex Fridolinski”.… Continue Reading