Review Archive: June 2011

Screening the Poor

Early cinema and magic lanterns combine to document the 'Social Question' at the turn of the century.
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The Pack

Some impressively stylish horror is diluted by an inconsistent and wavering delivery in Franck Richa...
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Harnessing Peacocks

Sir John Mills, Peter Davison and Serena Scott Thomas star in this 1993 TV movie......
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Doing Time for Patsy Cline

Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto and Matt day star in this Australian comedy, released on DVD by Crabtree.
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Giallo

Dario Argento's return to the genre that made him. John reviews the Lionsgate release...
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Siegfried A. Fruhauf: Exposed

Fourteen short films from the Austrian 'found footage' manipulator.
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Praise

Sex, drugs and Scrabble in Praise, a grungy love story from Australia, released on DVD by Crabtree Films.
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Look at Life: Volume Two - Military

This second collection of British documentary shorts produced in the 60s focuses on the military......
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Park Row (MGM LE Collection)

Samuel Fuller's loving tribute to American journalism is now available as a *gasp* DVD-R; clydefro reviews
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Faccia a Faccia

Sergio Sollima's great Spaghetti Western comes to UK DVD from Eureka in all its uncut glory....
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The Miners' Hymns

The personal and political history of coalmining in the North East of England.
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Monogamy

This engrossing relationship drama/voyeuristic slow burn thriller is out now from Oscilloscope
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Skin

The first release from new label High Point Home Entertainment.
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The Money Trap (Warner Archive)

Glenn Ford is a cop with a bag of money on his mind in this Warner Archive title co-starring Rita Hayworth
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Bleach Series 06 Part 02

Time for some Visored training in the latest volume of Bleach. Out today on R2 DVD by Manga UK
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The Brothers / Floodtide

Two Scottish-set rarities from British cinema's past.
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A Thousand Clowns (MGM LE Collection)

A dated but still delightful Best Picture nominee quietly gets released on DVD-R and is reviewed by clydefro
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Early Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa's first six films as a solo director, available now from the BFI.
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Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (MGM LE Collection)

Wonder Woman sans her super-suit and with an assault weapon, as Lynda Carter stars in this B-level Badlands
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Susan Slept Here (Warner Archive)

A brilliant and hilarious comedy by Frank Tashlin in which teen Debbie Reynolds moves in with Dick Powell
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Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl

Manoel de Oliveira's latest feature to see British distribution, made at the grand old age of 100.
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The Happy Thieves (MGM LE Collection)

Rita Hayworth and Rex Harrison try not to embarrass themselves in this early sixties caper film
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Il Posto

Ermanno Olmi's 1961 classic, out now from Mr. Bongo.
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Brother

There's bullets, blood, and battle, but also much beauty in Kitano's foray abroad, as Park Circus re...
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The Tattooed Stranger (Warner Archive)

Who's the dead girl in Central Park? A pair of cops try to solve a murder in between wisecracks.

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