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TELEVISION REVIEW – The Killing: The Complete Seasons One and Two (DVD)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Killing Seasons One & Two

The Killing (Danish title Forbrydelsen) is a BAFTA award-winning and Emmy-nominated Danish television series written by Søren Sveistrup and produced by Danmarks Radio (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation). Each series follows Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) as she investigates a specific case; the first series deals with the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman named Nanna Birk Larsen, whilst the second series deals with numerous killings that somehow involve the Danish military. Both series were shown on BBC Four in 2011 to high viewer figures and overwhelming critical acclaim.

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FILM REVIEW – Another Earth

By Marty Mulrooney

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Another Earth is a science fiction/drama film directed by Mike Cahill. The film stars Brit Marling as Rhoda Williams, a high school student who has been recently accepted to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). After celebrating with friends she drink-drives home, listening to a story on the radio about an approaching planet that looks exactly like Earth. Intoxicated and distracted, she ploughs into accomplished composer John Burroughs’ car (William Mapother), putting him in a coma and killing his wife and son. After being released from prison, Rhoda crosses paths with John once again as two Earths draw slowly closer…

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FILM REVIEW – Bella

By Marty Mulrooney

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Bella is an independent film directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, starring Eduardo Verastegui (CSI Miami) and Tammy Blanchard (Moneyball, Rabbit Hole). Set in New York City, the film tells the story of a cook named Jose (Verastegui) and a waitress named Nina (Blanchard), and how one act of kindness between them changes both of their lives forever. Bella grossed more than $10 million in domestic box office during its US theatrical release, finishing the year as one of the top 10 independent films of 2007. Bella was recently released in the UK (7th February 2011) on DVD.

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