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Certification18 Our Rating

Local journalist Cameron is an idealist who sympathises with the underdog, which is probably why he's still a local journalist! When a serial killer begins preying upon the amoral capitalists that Cameron is attempting to expose the police, not surprisingly, begin to suspect the journalist of the murders and so he finds himself compelled to hunt down the real culprit or spend the rest of his life in jail. Based on a novel by Ian Banks, whose books rarely shy away from the shocking, this is a dar find out more...

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We alternately follow the story from two sides; that of Superman TV star George Reeves, who is carrying on a not so secret affair with Toni Mannix, the wife of a powerful, ill-tempered MGM executive; and that of private dick Simo (the ritual noirish fall guy), who is later hired to investigate Reeves' supposed suicide. Simo found few Hollywood insiders ready to cooperate and his digging discovered plenty to suggest that the actor did not take his own life. Hollywood Land is a dark murder mystery find out more...

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After the death of his father, Paul Prior reluctantly returns to the remote New Zealand community of his birth, a place he had hoped to never clap eyes on again. The only bright spot is Celia, a sixteen year old besotted by Paul's life as a war photographer, but when the young girl goes missing Paul's best forgotten past comes crowding back in and the locals begin baying for blood. In My Father's Den is a powerful, gritty film that relentlessly builds on the tension to become as much a thriller find out more...

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Set in an alternate-universe fictional location of Atlantic-CitÚ, "Made in USA" is a typically oblique Godardian blend of political intrigue and self-referential humour in the guise of a nominal thriller plot. Paula Nelson (Anna Karina), a female version of Humphrey Bogart's hard boiled detective, is a journalist who has been covering the war in Morocco and has just returned to Atlantic-CitÚ. She has received a telegram from her one-time fiancÚ, Richard, but when she arrives there she finds that find out more...

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Altman's satirical look at the fickle world of fashion is true to form, with a plethora of celebs plus some genuinely heavyweight acting talent loosely connected by a comical murder mystery. Kim Basinger steals the show as a dippily hopeless TV reporter. Frivolous, yes, but great to look at! find out more...

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A masterful adaptation of David Peace's Ellroy-esque noir trilogy. In '1974', the first chapter, a rookie journalist looks to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose. A bleak vision of corruption in an emphatically isolated 'North', which raises the game for levels of darkness in TV drama. Andrew Garfield gives a captivating performance as the idealistic journalist in way over his head. Highly recommended. find out more...

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The trilogy continues and life in West Riding becomes grimmer. Police corruption interferes with the search for a killer in Yorkshire, England. This time, Paddy Considine's Mancunian copper-with-a-heart-of-gold is brought in to head the inquiry into the unsolved murders. Like the journo before him, he finds resistance wherever he turns. Gripping stuff, based on David Peace's novel "Nineteen Eighty" find out more...

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An ambitious journalist wants to get to the top of his profession. In order to get the inside scoop on a murder, he feigns mental illness and goes undercover in the county hospital's psychiatric unit, where the murder was witnessed by three of the inmates. Immersed into the world of the mentally unsound and subject to intense shock treatment, he soon tips the balance of sanity and pays the ultimate price for his "rehearsed nightmare". More harrowing than "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", Shock find out more...

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Against a backdrop of snow and racism in the immediate post-war USA, a young ethnic Japanese is charged with murdering a fellow fisherman off the Pacific coast. By clever use of flashback a tale of love won and lost is revealed. Superb cinematography makes this enigmatic tragedy from the director of "Shine" truly memorable. find out more...

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A small time thief is shot dead, an unfortunate passer by critically wounded and a Congressman's assistant falls to her death on the subway - seemingly unrelated events, but dogged journo Cal smells a conspiracy and, with his past connections to the politician in question, he starts sniffing around, eventually uncovering a world of plots, assassinations and political intrigue. find out more...