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Post Millennial Trauma: Let the Right One In (2008)

I’ve been putting off this series for a while, as I desperately wanted to do something that isn’t called Let the Right One In for 2008, because I wanted to save it for the Vampire series. Unfortunately for me, looking through the thoroughly underwhelming list of 2008 horror films (there are some good ones in there, Splinter for example, but nothing that I really wanted to do) there was one film that stood out- Sweden’s imperious Let the Right One In. Let me preface this with that I don’t want to talk about the remake at all- this is really more me reminiscing back to seeing this one in the cinema, and the reaction that it left me with. I do hate to go all Knowlesian in a review, but there’s nothing really more to be said about this film critically, and so I’m going to attempt to enunciate what I believe made it so damned successful. Read More…

Droid defines the decades best movies – Twenty Close Calls!

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hehe I’m not exactly sure what that pics supposed to signify, but who cares!? It makes me chuckle.  If I was that bloke I’d be running hell for leather.  Anyway, as I’m working on my Top 20 reviews I have also put together a list of flicks that came under consideration, but missed out by the hair on their respective chinny chin chins.  These are all very good movies (if somewhat depressing! I promise the Top 20 isn’t as depressing as these), and when you put them all together like this, it makes me think that maybe it hasn’t been the complete load of shit decade I thought it had.  So for your probable repulsion and heated argument, here are my Twenty Close Calls.

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Jarv goes to the EU and comes back with a searing hatred of red tape, rampant xenophobia but also the 10 best European movies of the decade

As part of my moronic round the world in films quest, I’m moving on to the continent, and I’m genuinly surprised by this list. Not because any of the films are left field, but because several of them make my overall best of the decade. Also, looking at the European films, I know that I’m forgetting loads, and haven’t seen some, but I was stunned to see that 5 of my potential 10 were British. Read More…

News Roundup – November 11, 2009: Aronofsky, Trannys, Cross dressers!

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There’s not much in the way of news, but here’s what’s on offer over the past couple of days.

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