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Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience – Zabriskie Point (1970)

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience witnesses Tim Wickens getting lost in the desert of Zabriskie Point (1970) starring Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin with Rod Taylor and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Let us begin with the interesting story of Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin. Antonioni toured the United States to find his stars for this […]

Red Corner

Race Relations: Red Corner (1997)

Race Relations continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Red Corner starring Richard Gere and Bai Ling. For this instalment of Race Relations, I take a look at a story of injustice within China’s legal system. A foreigner –  a white man – arrested for a crime he says he didn’t commit during a business trip […]

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Race Relations: The Lost Man (1969)

Race Relations continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Lost Man starring Sidney Poitier and Al Freeman Jr. Back in 1947, a rather wonderful film was made by director Carol Reed called Odd Man Out. In it, James Mason starred as Johnny McQueen, the leader of some Irish freedom fighters, involved in a robbery designed […]

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Tune In: The Psychedelic Experience: How I Won the War (1967)

Tune In: The Psychedelic Experience continues with Brian Gregory looking at How I Won The War starring Michael Crawford and John Lennon. How I Won The War is mostly remembered for being the film that John Lennon briefly starred in, as Musketeer Gripweed, while he was writing Strawberry Fields Forever, just before Sergeant Pepper was […]

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Race Relations: Ae Fond Kiss (2004)

The Race Relation feature continues with Dawn Dabell looking Ae Fond Kiss starring Atta Yaqub and Eva Birthistle. Ae Fond Kiss (2004) is an interesting film as it not only looks at the effects of two different races coming together, it also explores the effects different religious backgrounds can have on a couple’s relationship. The […]

Silver Screams V: Dead Set (2008)

Silver Screams V concludes with Leon Nicholson taking a look at Dead Set starring Jaime Winstone, Riz Ahmed and Andy Nyman. For those unaware, Dead Set was a mini-series that was originally aired on Channel 4 in 2008 from October 27th -31st – yes just in time for Halloween. How does it work as a […]

Silver Screams V: Death Note (2006)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Death Note starring Tatsuya Fujiwara and Ken’ichi Matsuyama. Despite plenty of cultural influences that finds its way into their movies that most of the West does not understand, it’s clear that Japan is a great filmmaking nation. Legends and talents such as the great Akira Kurosawa […]