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The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

Whilst it has been very well received in Europe, I can only assume that there is a particular cultural connection that has played a part in its success because, whilst it is amusing at times, The Mafia Only Kills in Summer is a problematic attempt at delivering a satirical examination of life in Palermo, Italy throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s when the Sicilian Mafia (Cosa Notra) were seem...

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Valley Crawl

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The Devil's Candy

The Devil’s Candy Screening as part of the Queensland Film Festival, The Devil’s Candy is a highly stylised horror flick from Australian director Sean Byrne, coming some six years after his well received debut feature The Loved Ones. In many ways, The Devil’s Candy is a fairly typical haunted house tale in which a family find themselves terrorised upon taking up residence in a rural hous...

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin Anybody familiar with the work of Armando Iannucchi will know what to expect with this latest offering from the Scottish writer/director whose penchant for political satire is perhaps unparalleled amongst contemporary piss-takers. Having created, written and/or produced the likes of Alan Partridge, The Thick of It and Veep for television, The Death of Stalin is the second b...

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Toni Erdmann

It would doing a considerable disservice to describe Toni Erdmann simply as a film “about a prankster father who tries to soften his uptight daughter” because this is merely the narrative framework through which writer/director Maren Ade explores a whole range of issues, not the least of which is the absurdity of modern life. Difficult to characterise, there is nothing else quite like Toni…...

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It’s Teneriffe Festival Time Again

It’s Teneriffe Festival Time Again Despite the best efforts of local residents engaging in Donald Trump-style diplomacy by erecting a fence to keep anybody from daring to encroach on the open space that surrounds their riverside residences, the Teneriffe Festival is on again this Saturday (July 2) and promises to be another feast of food, market stalls and live entertainment. Luring increasi...

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The Dancer

The casting of French actress-musician Soko in the lead role is perhaps the biggest strength of this biopic that explores the life and work of Belle Epoque dancer Loie Fuller. In a film that has seemingly taken many liberties with the facts, Soko manages to make the central character a sympathetic figure despite a refusal to compromise that pushes her to the brink of physical and psychological…...