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Review – Pulp Fiction

‘P’ in the Alphabet Challenge (Alphabet Challenge) takes us to the 1994 Quentin Tarantino masterpiece crime epic ‘Pulp Fiction’. This 154 minute classic tale of gangsters in some unexpected situations, was Tarantino’s second directorial effort after 1992’s low budget independent ‘Reservoir Dogs’. For this one, he was operating with a bigger budget, a broader cast, but more importantly the cinema

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Review : Chinatown

The third day of the Alphabet Challenge (Alphabet Challenge) sees us shaking off the disappointment of ‘B’ and moving to ‘C’ and more specifically, the Roman Polanski masterpiece – ‘Chinatown’. The film was made in 1974 and follows the exploits of Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), Private Detective. Based in Los Angeles, Gittes is well known across the city – in fact

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Review : The Aviator

Well we’re off with the February Alphabet Challenge (Feb Alphabet Film Challenge), and we start with ‘The Aviator’. This phenomenal 2004 movie by Martin Scorcese is a biographical dramatisation about Howard Hughes. A man who was a multi millionaire movie director, oil drill bit marker, plane designer, and airline owner who is most famous for his descent into mental illness

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Review : Saving Mr Banks

We all love Mary Poppins. Or most of us anyway. “That a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. The medicine go down, the medicine go down….” Anyway… The 2013 comedy drama ‘Saving Mr Banks’ is the tale of how the 1964 film ‘Mary Poppins’ came to be and was directed by John Lee Hancock (also did ‘The Blind Side’)

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Review – Knock Knock

‘Knock Knock’ is the latest film by writer / director Eli Roth (whose previous work includes ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Hostel’). In the film happily married architect, Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is left at home by his wife and children.During the evening, 2 young girls arrive at his front door lost and asking for help to call a cab. From letting

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