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FILM REVIEW – I Am Not A Serial Killer (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I Am Not A Serial Killer is a low-budget horror/thriller film based on the young adult novel of the same name by bestselling author Dan Wells. Directed by Billy O’Brien, the film stars Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) as John Cleaver, a teenager that has been diagnosed as a sociopath. Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) stars as his elderly neighbour Bill Crowley. Max supresses his homicidal thoughts and urges by following a strict set of rules that allow him to appear ‘normal’.  But when a serial killer comes to their small Mid-West town, Max can’t help himself. He begins to investigate…

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FILM REVIEW – Shaun the Sheep Movie (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Shaun the Sheep Movie is a feature-length stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, creators of Wallace and Gromit. Based on the award-winning children’s television show Shaun the Sheep (itself a spinoff of the 1995 Wallace and Gromit short film A Close Shave), the film sees the mischievous Shaun the sheep pining for a day off from the busy daily routine of the farm. He soon devises a plan to send the Farmer to sleep, but unforeseen consequences result in the entire flock – along with Bitzer the dog – heading into the city to save the day…

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FILM REVIEW – A Bronx Tale (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

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A Bronx Tale is an American crime drama originally released in 1993. The directorial debut of actor Robert De Niro (who also stars), the film tells the story of Calogero Anello (Lillo Brancato, Jr.), a young man torn between his hardworking father Lorenzo (Robert De Niro) and local mafia boss Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) in the 1960s. Palminteri also wrote the script and it is based in part upon his childhood. The film was released by StudioCanal for the first time on Blu-ray on the 18th June 2012.

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FILM REVIEW – The Three Colours Trilogy (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Three Colours Trilogy (Blu-ray)

The Three Colours Trilogy is the collective title of three multi award-winning films – two made in French, one made primarily in Polish – directed by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski. Available for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray, the films – co-written by Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz – explore the French Revolutionary ideals of freedom (Bleu), equality (Blanc) and brotherhood (Rouge).

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FILM REVIEW – Essential Killing

By Marty Mulrooney

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Essential Killing is an award-winning political action thriller helmed by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski. It stars Vincent Gallo as Mohammed, a man captured by the US military in Afghanistan after killing three Americans, before being sent to a secret detention centre in Europe. When the truck he is being transported in crashes and rolls over, he escapes into an icy, snowy wilderness, far removed from the desert home he once knew. Hunted down by US army forces, Mohammed must do whatever it takes to survive against the odds…

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FILM REVIEW – Tracker

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tracker is a 2010 British/New Zealand action-thriller directed by British film and television director Ian Sharp. Set in 1903 New Zealand, Tracker stars Ray Winstone as Arajan van Diemen, an Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War and master tracker, who is offered a bounty to capture Kereama (Temuera Morrison), a Māori seafarer accused of killing a British soldier. Tracker was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

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FILM REVIEW – White Material

By Marty Mulrooney

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White Material is a 2009 French film directed by Claire Denis, starring Isabelle Huppert and Christopher Lambert. It tells the story of Maria (Huppert), a white woman in an unnamed African country who is desperately struggling to claw back control over her failing coffee plantation, amidst rising levels of danger and violence.

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