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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“I’m a lot stronger than you think.”

Let Me In, was seen as the perfect example of a remake of a non-English speaking film that was utterly, utterly pointless. And to tell the truth, in many ways that point is still completely right. However, Let Me In and its director Matt Reeves have a film that balances keeping enough of the original theme and tones, while also going a small way to legitimize the film as a stand-alone piece of cinema. It is far from perfectly, and in my opinion not as good as the Swedish original, however it is still, in its own way, a good film, and a good piece of horror. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

"I dont think you guys should break up."

The Kids Are All Right, is a film that may end up being looked back in history as a fairly important film. It looks all set to do well in the award season, with Oscar buzz being around it for most of the year now. It also gives us a film where the two parents happen to be lesbians, but the key point here is that, in fact, this is not the key part of the film. Our characters just happen to be lesbians. This is rather, a film about parental relationships being shaken up by the introduction of another man into their family, rather than a film about a lesbian couple. The Kids Are All Right is far from perfect, but it is a good, well rounded film, with a very good heart. It seems likely to take the Oscar Best Picture spot for the quirky, ‘independent film’ that has recently been given to the likes of Little Miss Sunshine, Juno and Precious. It is debatable if these films are better or worse than The Kids Are All Right, but I think it is safe to say that The Kids Are All Right will be remembered for a longer time. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Nothing can prepare you...”

First of all, let me start by saying that I really enjoyed the original Paranormal Activity. I thought it was spooky, atmospheric and creepy. Paranormal Activity 2, on the other hand, throws all of this away and resorts to cheap jump out scares. Pretty much everything that made Paranormal Activity good, and one of the biggest successes of 2009 cinema, is sadly left. Instead what we are given is an annoying family who have a pool cleaning machine that goes on walkabouts. Not exactly high art. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Every single one of us, is entitled to the same pay as men.”

Made in Dagenham tells the story of how a group of small female workers in a Ford Dagenham assembly plant decided to stand up and change the world. Directed by the man behind Calendar Girls, Nigel Cole, we are presented with an uplifting story about the ability to change things through having strong morals and persistence. A fairly light-hearted film that never really gets out of its comfort zone, however Made in Dagenham is still a thoroughly enjoyable, and educational film on a landmark moment in British political history. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!”

Wow, wow, wow. Pink Flamingos, ‘the filthiest film’ around, certainly lives up to that lofty claim. I had the… chance to see it, and I think it’s fair to say that it will stay with me for a long, long time. I have never, ever coward at the screen in shock like this before, and I have rarely laughed as hard as I did at times as well. The complete, utter insanity of the film is mind-blowing, yet it has the ability to keep you hooked. I don’t want to look at the screen, but I don’t want to miss what’s going on. Pink Flamingos is one of the strangest things you’re ever likely to witness, and because I feel this film is so far out of my comfort zone, I honestly don’t feel I can rate it. Just take my review for what it is… (more…)

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“I need help!”

It is a simple idea, a man buried alive in a coffin, with no idea how, or why, he is in there. Director Rodrigo Cortés gives himself the restraint of not leaving the box, and just giving Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) a mobile phone to connect to the outside world. Buried gives you the feeling of being stuck inside there with him, as Cortés maintains the feeling of claustrophobia, hopelessness and frustration. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“We gotta do somethin'. I can't tell you what it is, you can never ask me about it after we're done, and we're gonna hurt some people.”

Bank heist film, The Town, written, starring and directed byBen Affleck, is a very confidently made movie, with someone who is clearly better director than actor at its helm. Despite an overall well-paced film, and confidence enough to take the foot off the pedal at times to just tell the story, the action sequences do drag the film down. Watching cars fly about and bullets skim police officers just doesn’t cut it when compared to the rest of The Town, which in general, is a good film. (more…)