Review

Detroit

Part dramatisation and part historical documentary, Detroit is the true story of a police raid that rocked the city of Detroit for five days in the summer of 1967. It led to one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest and one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the National Guard patrolled the streets, several young African Americans seeking refuge from the violence on the streets at the Algiers Motel now find themselves facing a brutal police interrogation. Continue reading

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Film Festivals

Wheels and Fins International Film Festival – Official Selection

Kent’s first ever Wheels and Fins International Film Festival is all set to announce the inaugural Official Selection to be screened at the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs on August 19th.

Kent’s premiere surfing destination Joss Bay has hosted the Wheels and Fins Festival on it’s beaches for many years, this year for the first time (on top of action sports surf, music and soapbox racing) is a unique film festival.

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Review

A Ghost Story

Every now and again a film will come along that blows you away. Written and directed by David Lowery, A Ghost Story is a unique and unconventional haunted tale of legacy, love, loss and existence. It is a film that provides an almost profound meditation on time and manages to provoke a line of thought that is almost overwhelming if you start to consider how insignificant each of our existences are in the vast enormity of time. Yet regardless of how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things, each of us carries on existing, living and loving. Continue reading

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Review

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

In the quiet Iranian town of Bad City, many people walk the streets after dark including prostitutes, drug dealers and a girl who walks home alone at night. Unbeknownst to the residents of the town, the girl is in fact a vampire who spends her time stalking the streets for her next victim. The Girl often selects the criminals or homeless to prey on – the kind that wouldn’t be missed. She even uses her snarling fangs to warn a boy to stay in school and study hard through fear of plucking his eyes from his skull. Continue reading

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Review

Baby Driver

Literally driven along by its soundtrack, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver boasts style, class and energy to provide a glorious and meticulously choreographed thrill ride. Its operatic chase scenes and action sequences see engines rev, cars crash and guns fire all set to the top-tapping tempo of the retro jukebox. Continue reading

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Review

Drive

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver of few words, who moonlights as a first-class getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene. When the job goes dangerously wrong, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best, Drive. Continue reading

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The Artist

By no means is The Artist just a novelty; it is a love letter to a bygone era and tribute to the Hollywood silent movies of old. This black and white silent movie rolls back the years on a modern day cinema scene that is saturated in CGI, graphic violence and 3D. This impeccable and beautiful story line is peppered with plenty of humour and is drenched with first class performances, which is sure to win any viewer over. Continue reading

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