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Film Review: Girl Hell (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: Misaki, a kindhearted 17-year-old schoolgirl, leads a lonely and miserable life. Abandoned by her mother, she lives with her invalid sister and abusive father. Unable to defend herself, her sister is sexually abused by their father constantly, but Misaki herself manages to avoid his incestuous attentions. She is unable to relate to her only friend, a fellow student who ...

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Film Review: Altar (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A family of four moves in temporarily to a house on the British moors. They have the intention of renovating it, but, they find, it’s the site of an old ritualistic killing. Naturally, the house is haunted. REVIEW: Meg Hamilton (Olivia Williams) restores historic houses. That’s what brings her and her family to the Radcliffe house, a crumbling mansion, ...

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Film Review: The Last Halloween (short film) (2013) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Four young trick-or-treaters set out on a door-to-door adventure – making their way from house to house, collecting strange treats as they go – that could very well end up being… the Last Halloween! REVIEW: Another short film, this time a tasy little offering from Canada called The Last Halloween. It’s based on a comic book written by Mark ...

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Film Review: Ken Park (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders’ lives and relationships with and without their parents. REVIEW: Sex, drugs, and punk rock and roll is the formula to director Larry Clark’s film career. This old pervert got his start in the 1950’s as a photographer, publishing a book, Tulsa, consisting of photographs of his friends shooting speed and heroin. This ...

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