Sex, Leins & Videotape #202. Tom Leins reviews Electric Boogaloo, X-Men Days of Future Past – Rogue Cut and The Gunman

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80’s B-movies, superhero self-indulgence and Sean Penn on the warpath – the latest DVDs reviewed. Electric Boogaloo (Metrodome) is the colourful true story of two Israeli cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who produced more than 120 films in 10 years. With a back catalogue that encompassed everything from low-brow crowd-pleasers to high-brow arthouse fare, Golan … [Read more...]

Sex, Leins & Videotape #201. Tom Leins reviews Chappie, The Voices, Two Men In Town and Last Knights

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Neill Blomkamp’s latest movie is a mess, but it is still head-and-shoulders above the rest of this week’s DVD releases. Chappie (Sony Pictures) is the latest movie from South African sci-fi maverick Neill Blomkamp, whose previous credits include District 9 and Elysium. In near future Johannesburg the authorities have invested in armour-plated artificial intelligence … [Read more...]

Sex, Leins & Videotape #200

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Jazz-fuelled jitters, loft-space liaisons and hijacked heating oil – 200 not out for Paignton’s favourite film critic! Whiplash (Sony) tells the story of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller, Divergent), an ambitious young jazz drummer, who is determined to rise to the top of the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York. Tormented by the failed writing career of his father, … [Read more...]