Category Archives: Reviews

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Review)

Fortean Times 270 Though director Jalmari Helander may assert that his intention with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale was to realise on celluloid the “real and original Finnish Santa Claus”, one suspects that he might have gone slightly over the … Continue reading

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Higanjima: Escape From Vampire Island (Review)

Fortean Times 270 Based on a Japanese graphic novel, this largely forgettable effort fails to rise as successfully from its manga origins as do its titular bloodsuckers from their mossy graves. The standard-issue plot sees spunky student Akira pursue a … Continue reading

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The American (Review)

TheShiznit November 2010 (not entirely happy with this, but got an incredible – and admittedly somehwat justified – comment reprinted verbatim below: “Couldnt be arsed with reading the whole review to be honest, fine if I want a media/film studies … Continue reading

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Let Me In (Review)

Fortean Times 269 For the uninitiated, the impeccably-titled Swedish vampire romp Låt den rätte komma in (“Let The Right One In”) was released in 2008 to the delight of both horror aficionados and those conceited sloanes who animalistically gratify themselves … Continue reading

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Dream Home (Review)

Fortean Times 269 An offal-festooned excursion into the exorbitant world of Hong Kong’s overpriced property market may not sound like the most engaging cinematic subject matter; however, Dream Home is a surprisingly entertaining curiosity, albeit one which leaves you feeling … Continue reading

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Last Night (Review)

Fortean Times 269 What would you do if you found out that the world was to end in six hours? That’s the question underpinning Canadian dir­ector Don McKellar’s 1998 feature debut, an intimate examination of how different people spend their … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of Charlie St Cloud (Review)

Fortean Times 268 There is something hideously amiss with Charlie St Cloud. No, it’s not the fact that waxen-faced supersprog Zac Efron is trying his hand at conventional melodrama. Nor is it that, seemingly for the first time in recent … Continue reading

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