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Louis Theroux is back with the upsetting Heroin Town

Rebounding from the rather disappointing feature film My Scientology Movie, Louis Theroux is back on the BBC with Heroin Town, an upsetting and brutally frank documentary about Huntington, West Virginia, a town ravaged by drug addiction. While it doesn’t offer the jaw-dropping idiocy of America’s Most Hated Family or the emotional journey of Drinking to …

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mother! is the most controversial film of the year for a reason

Already the year’s most controversial film, Darren Aronofsky’s insane horror mother! has divided audiences. Some find the film’s histrionic performances and increasingly unpleasant twists to be a deranged delight, while others have revolted against the disturbing violence and blunt allegory. While it’s fair to say Aronofsky lacks a light touch (the metaphor hits you like …

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God’s Own Country review on Cinema’s Fringes

I’ve written another review for Scottish film site Cinema’s Fringes, this time for the terrific Yorkshire drama God’s Own Country. You can read it at this link. By Harry J. Ford Follow Ford On Film on twitter: @Ford_On_Film Like Ford On Film on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordOnFilm/

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Bojack Horseman Season 4 is as bleakly funny as ever

Is there another show on television quite like Bojack Horseman? An existential, painfully funny, dark animation about a washed-up sitcom actor who ruins the life of everyone he meets (and happens to an anthropomorphic talking horse), Ralphael Bob-Waksberg’s black comedy has been one of the best shows on television for a while now. Unafraid of …

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Free Fire is a fun, throwaway shootout from Ben Wheatley

After last year’s middling JG Ballard adaptation High-Rise, Free Fire is a (mild) return to form for prolific British director Ben Wheatley. Working with his biggest cast and budget (a relatively small $10 mil) to date, Free Fire lacks the charm and originality of his earlier low budget films, but it’s refreshing to see a well-crafted, …

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The Ghoul review on Cinema’s Fringes

I recently wrote a review of the low budget British thriller The Ghoul for Scottish film site Cinema’s Fringes. You can check it out at this link. By Harry J. Ford Follow Ford On Film on twitter: @Ford_On_Film Like Ford On Film on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordOnFilm/

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A Ghost Story will haunt you for days

It’s no spoiler to say that ten minutes into David Lowery’s quietly incredible A Ghost Story, Casey Affleck’s musician (referred to as ‘C’) dies in a car crash outside the ramshackle old house he shares with girlfriend ‘M’ (Rooney Mara). Many films end with the protagonist dying, but Lowery is just getting started, using the …

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5 Best Rick and Morty Episodes

After what feels like forever, Rick and Morty is finally back. Other than the premiere episode of Season 3 (released with no fanfare on April Fools’ Day), it’s been nearly two years since the alcoholic scientist and his nervous grandson last appeared on our screens, getting into all number of convoluted, impossibly clever sci-fi scenarios. …

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A short tribute to George A. Romero (1940 – 2017)

On July 16th, it was with a heavy heart that I heard the legendary director George A. Romero had sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer. Since that day, I’ve been wanting to write a short tribute or obituary, but it’s been hard to put into words the importance of George A. Romero …

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Baby Driver is a fun heist thriller – as long as it stays on the road

Having made a career out of amusingly deconstructing genre films, from zombie (Shaun of the Dead) to action (Hot Fuzz) to sci-fi (The World’s End), Edgar Wright has finally made his own genre film with his long-awaited passion project, heist thriller Baby Driver. Unfortunately, by approaching the familiar story of a getaway driver forced into …

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