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From the arse of Quentin Tarantino comes the interminable indulgence of The Hateful Eight

In the same amount of time it takes Richard Linklater to show the formative years of a young boy in Texas, it takes Quentin Tarantino to do absolutely nothing. The Hateful Eight, the first Tarantino film since the fun but overlong Django Unchained, is a crushing disappointment. With few memorable performances, quotable lines, or great set pieces, …

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The Film Rant: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

If it weren’t for the existence of Only Lovers Left Alive, I would call A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night the definitive ‘Jim Jarmusch vampire film’. He may not have directed the film (this was helmed by Iranian-born director Ana Lily Amirpour), but this first ever Iranian vampire film shares all the trademarks of …

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The Film Rant: The Inbetweeners 2

 The more I think about The Inbetweeners 2, the record breaking sequel to the smash hit Inbetweeners Movie, the less I like it. Directed by Ian Morris and Damon Beesley (writers of the series and the first film), this most pointless of sequels lacks both the realistic cringe comedy of the series and the charming …

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The Film Rant: Spring Breakers

A shallow, simplistic and monotonous take on American excess and ‘girls gone wild’, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is an almost plotless art house film masquerading as the mainstream, following a group of girls (including former teen stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez) who quite literally go wild at Spring Break; dancing, drinking and snorting drugs, …

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The Film Rant: I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

The difference between 2010’s most controversial horror films, A Serbian Film and the I Spit On Your Grave remake, is realism. A Serbian Film, considered one of the most controversial and despicable films of all times (and famously cut by 4 minutes by the BBFC), is admittedly a very grotty and disgusting misogynistic horror, but …

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