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FILM REVIEW – The Raid

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Raid is an Indonesian action film written and directed by Welsh film director Gareth Evans. Originally released in 2011 and now finding a worldwide release in 2012, the film stars Indonesian martial arts actor Iko Uwais, who was discovered by Evans whilst shooting a documentary about the martial art Pencak Silat in 2007. Uwais stars as rookie cop Rama, part of a 20-man SWAT team tasked with raiding a 30-floor derelict apartment building that has long served as a safe house for the city’s killers, gangsters and murderers, all overseen by the fearsome crime lord Tama Riyadi.

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FILM REVIEW – Sucker Punch

By Elena Cresci

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Zack Snyder gained notoriety back in 2007 with his testosterone-fuelled epic 300, while 2009 saw his big-screen adaptation of comic book Watchmen. This year, Snyder works with the female of the species in Sucker Punch, starring a predominantly female cast headlined by Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Uninvited). Has Snyder delivered his audience the promised ‘sucker punch’ with this latest offering?

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FILM REVIEW – 22 Bullets

By Marty Mulrooney

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22 Bullets is a French thriller directed by Richard Berry. It stars Jean Reno (Léon, Ronin) as Charly Matteï, a retired mobster who seeks revenge on his former childhood friend after being gunned down and left for dead in the underground car park of Marseille’s Old Port.  22 Bullets is out from today (31st January 2011) on DVD and Blu-ray.

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