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Cinderella

DVD Review: Cinderella (2015)

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Cinderella starring Lily James, Cate Blanchette and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Available now on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Hollywood film industry is going through a phase at present of wanting to release endless remakes, re-imaginings and twists on old fairy tales or literary classics. Early period Disney movies are […]

Tamango

Race Relations: Tamango (1958)

The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Tamango starring Curt Jurgens, Alex Cressan, Dorothy Dandridge and Jean Servais. 1958 French-Italian movie Tamango is quite unusual for its time in its depiction of conditions and behaviour aboard a 19th century slave trading vessel. The film paints a rightly ugly picture of the slave […]

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Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience: Barbarella (1968)

Tune In: The Psychedelic Film Experience goes into space man! Sorry that was Tim Wickens attempt at 1960s lingo as he takes a look at the outer space sex romp Barbarella (1968) starring Jane Fonda and John Phillip Law. Jean-Claude Forest created Barbarella as a comic strip serial that ran in France’s V-Magazine in 1962. […]

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Race Relations: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Race Relations feature continues with Dawn Dabell looking at The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas starring Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis and Vera Farmiga. For this instalment of Race Relations I discuss a film which tackles the horrific events of the Holocaust through the eyes of an innocent child. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas […]

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This Is Not A Woman’s Picture: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

This Is Not A Woman’s Picture concludes with Dawn Dabell looking at Cannibal Holocaust starring Robert Kerman and Francesca Ciardi. In this, my final instalment of This Is Not A Woman’s Picture, I take a bite at one of the most notorious cannibal films ever made, Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980). Maybe a more fitting […]

Cinderella

DVD Review: Cinderella (2015)

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Cinderella starring Lily James, Cate Blanchette and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Available now on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Hollywood film industry is going through a phase at present of wanting to release endless remakes, re-imaginings and twists on old fairy tales or literary classics. Early period Disney movies are […]

Tamango

Race Relations: Tamango (1958)

The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Tamango starring Curt Jurgens, Alex Cressan, Dorothy Dandridge and Jean Servais. 1958 French-Italian movie Tamango is quite unusual for its time in its depiction of conditions and behaviour aboard a 19th century slave trading vessel. The film paints a rightly ugly picture of the slave […]