Reviews

My Stuff shakes off the consumerist shackles of 'stuff' to look for something deeper (review)

My Stuff

Documentary My Stuff explores what you really need in life. Is it best to be tied down with all your pointless ‘stuff’ or have a meaningful relationship?

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Frances Ha: Greta Gerwig shines

Frances Ha

Frances Ha sees director Noah Baumbach team up with Greta Gerwig to create a female cinematic characters with depth and complexity

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12 Years A Slave: powerful performance in this Steve McQueen film

12 years a slave

Steve McQueen has presided over great performances in his film of Solomon Nothup’s memoir 12 Years A Slave. Simon Roger Key reviews this powerful film

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All Cheerleaders Die: a 'subversive' teen horror

All Cheerleaders Die

All Cheerleaders Die sets itself up as a subversive horror, pitting cheerleaders against jocks. Simon Roger King reviews

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Heli: gruelling, beautiful and violent with great performances

Heli

Heli is graphic in its despeiction of violence, and has picked up plenty of plaudits for director Amat Escalante. Simon Roger Key reviews

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Hide Your Smiling Faces marks out Daniel Patrick Carbone as a director to watch

Hide Your Smiling Faces

Daniel Patrick Carbone’s debut Hide Your Smiling Faces has the assured self-confidence that marks him out as a director to watch

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Simon Roger Key reluctantly picks his top 10 films of 2012...

What could possibly be number 1?

There are plenty of top 10 film lists of 2012 out there, but Simon Roger Key’s top 10 picks of 2012 is unique – he’s not keen on the idea… and his top 10 starts at 11! So here’s Simon’s reluctant top 10 films for 2012

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Simon Roger Key reviews Michael Haneke's newest film, Amour

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva both deliver stunning performances in Amour

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva both deliver stunning performances in Amour

The ever provocative, Austrian director, Michael Haneke, returns to our cinemas with his newest film, Amour. But is Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning film up to scratch?

Haneke has never been one to shy away from the cruel realities of ‘real life’ and his

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Kristen Stewart and co. return for the final entry in the Twilight Saga

Robert Pattinson Kirsten Stewert, Twilight Breaking Dawn 2

And so Bella’s (supposedly) last Twilight romp is released nationwide, but does the critically maligned saga, end with a whimper, or after her recent siring, does Bella finally get to unveil some butt-kicking moves of her own? Simon Roger Key visited Exeter’s Vue to find out…

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Festivals/Events

56th BFI London Film Festival Film Review: John Dies at the End (Coscarelli, 2012)

The rather superb poster for John Dies at the End

Can you believe it’s 10 years since Bubba Ho-Tep? Simon Roger Key went to the 56th BFI London Film Festival to see director Don Coscarelli present his latest movie, John Dies at the End

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56th BFI Film Festival Film Review: Antiviral (Brandon Cronenberg, 2012)

56th BFI Film Festival

Simon Roger Key dons his city best to attend the 56th BFI London Film Festival to catch Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral

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The festival favourite Tabu debuts at The Barn, but is it more Paradise Lost than Paradise?

There are lots of crocodiles in Tabu. Hmm... interesting.

Miguel Gomes’ Tabu has garnered much praise on the festival circuit – most notably at the Berlin International Film Festival – and on Friday night it debuted at Dartington’s Barn Cinema. And so D&CFilm’s, Simon Roger Key, popped along to The Barn to see if Tabu lived up to the hype…

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How funny are Americans in Europe? Woody Allen aims to strike gold again with To Rome With Love

Woody applauding his hard work

Woody Allen is ticking off the European cities like a frantic Euro-rail backpacker, but can he strike gold consecutively? Simon Roger Key seems to think he has, well, just about…

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After a brief stint directing TV's Breaking Bad, Rian Johnson has returned to the silver-screen revitalised, with his newest film, Looper

Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt go head-to-head in Looper

Rian Johnson is back, directing Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the time-addled sci-fi Loopers. Simon Roger Key reviews

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Andrew Dominik returns with an all star cast in Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly

Simon Roger Key visited Dartington’s Barn Cinema to review the newest film from Andrew Dominik, which is playing at the Barn from Friday, October 19

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