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  • Film Reviews | Blueprint: Review
    Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Film Reviews Home Reviews Film Reviews 4 0 Ritual William Old April 24 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Billious De Ath neeks a peek at Joko Anwar s twisted survival horror grueler 4 0 Fire City End of Days Becky Youe April 21 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Becky Youe reviews this fantasy thriller 1 5 Exposed Andrew Skeates April 19 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Director Declan Dale Screenplay Gee Malik Linton Starring Ana de Armas Keanu Reeves Mira Sorvino Christopher McDonald Year 2016 Country USA BBFC Classification 15 This no good reviewer has a 2 0 Pink String and Sealing Wax Andy Goulding April 19 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Andy Goulding reviews Studiocanal s new Blu ray and DVD release of Ealing drama Pink String and Sealing Wax 3 5 1900 Novecento Jay Cluitt April 17 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Jay Cluitt reviews Bernardo Bertolucci s epic Italian historical family drama 4 0 BRIDE OF RE ANIMATOR Neil Gammon April 16 2016 Film Reviews Neil Gammon reviews the Blu Ray of the horror classic 3 5 Eaten Alive aka Death Trap Justin Richards April 14 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Director Tobe Hopper Script Alvin L Fast and Mardi Rustam adapted by Kim Henkel Cast Neville Brand Mel Ferrer Carolyn Jones Marilyn Burns Stuart Whitman William Finley Robert Englund Running time 5 0 Criterion UK It Happened One Night Tootsie admin April 13 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Jim Whalley reviews two of the first titles being released by the prestigious Criterion label in the UK Frank Capra s It Happened One Night and Sydney Pollack s Tootsie 3 5 The Ninth Configuration David Brook April 12 2016 Film Reviews Reviews David Brook reviews William Peter Blatty s unusual directorial debut which mixes psychological thriller theological drama and broad comedy 5 0 Man With a Movie Camera and other works by Dziga Vertov David Brook April 12 2016 Film Reviews

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  • Fire City: End of Days | Blueprint: Review
    Film Reviews Reviews Director Tom Woodruff Jr Screenplay Michael Hayes Brian Lubocki Starring Tobias Jelinek Danielle Chuchran Keely Alona Country USA Running Time 101 minutes Year 2015 BBFC Certificate 15 Fire City despite sounding as if it s about rampaging dragons is actually the story of the demons that live among us feeding on human misery and what happens when suddenly one day humans stop feeling miserable How do demons cope in a world where humans do not feel fear pain anger despair The answer is not well The story takes place in an apartment building inhabited by demon drug dealer Vine He keeps the other demonic residents of the building satisfied while keeping a close eye or ear rather he eavesdrops on the miserable human inhabitants including a paedophilic rapist and his young victim After getting knocked out upon discovering a demonic murder scene Vine wakes one morning to surprising scenes of harmony and contentment among the humans they are no longer radiating misery The other demons are alarmed they can no longer feed on the human residents as they are infected When Vine leaves his building to take a turn around the block he discovers that it is he who is infecting humans When Vine returns furious the Interpreter a prophetic demon also living in the building decrees that no demons can leave From there predictably the demons start to unravel attacking and killing one another over the threat of starvation Vine meanwhile bonds with Sarah the child who had been raped by her stepfather His humanity is clear as ironically he reveals his demonic visage to her and opens up touched by her reaction to him Shortly afterwards upon drawing a physician card from her tarot deck for Vine the Interpreter rages that he has compassion for humanity and tells him he must kill Sarah to heal his heart and thus break the humans out of their happiness At this point I felt a little disappointed surely the film wasn t going to end on such an utterly unoriginal note The next several scenes did nothing to reassure me they consisted of Vine trying and failing to hide the girl and then subsequently being prompted to kill her in a completely stereotypical set up of Sarah tied to an operating table while a knife is held over her chest Thankfully after Vine passionately refuses the story then changes track with an illusion and time shift Sarah disappears on the operating table and Vine finds her dead and buried in the basement the result of attempting to flee the rapist Throughout the second half of the film a shadowy figure appears behind the demons at intervals and Vine now confronts it In a rush of love for humanity Vine pleads don t destroy them they are perfectly flawed The creature responds that the experiment they have all been part of is over From there the ending is pleasingly positive Vine saves Sarah from her paedophilic stepfather via the

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  • Becky Youe | Blueprint: Review
    Justin Richards April 14 2016 Film Reviews Reviews 3 5 5 0 Criterion UK It Happened One Night Tootsie admin April 13 2016 Film Reviews Reviews 5 0 Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Recent Spoiler Episode 11 A Separation Andy Goulding April 22 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 10 Ready Player One Andy Goulding April 10 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 8 Dumbo Andy Goulding March 12 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 7 This is England 90 Andy Goulding March 1 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint on the LAMBcast Roll Your Own Top 5 David Brook February 15 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Best Movies of 2015 David Brook January 7 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Star Wars The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates

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  • Exposed | Blueprint: Review
    April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Film Reviews Exposed Andrew Skeates April 19 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Director Declan Dale Screenplay Gee Malik Linton Starring Ana de Armas Keanu Reeves Mira Sorvino Christopher McDonald Year 2016 Country USA BBFC Classification 15 This no good reviewer has a lot of love for Keanu Reeves but even the one time Ted Theodore Logan can t save the disjointed and uninvolving mess that is Exposed What initially appears to be a film about Reeves New York detective hunting for the killer of his no good partner morphs into a more surreal drama concerning the bizarre visions of leading lady Ana de Armas While linked to the murder of Reeve s partner she was seen at the scene of the crime she is struggling with her own inner demons a possible miracle conception and increasingly alarming visions Is she the link to finding Reeve s partner s murderer Do her visions suggest she is on her own quest for justice Will this jumbled mess ever make sense Word is the original film orginally titled Daughter of God was taken away from director Gee Malik Linton here using the pseudonym Declan Dale and re cut to focus on Reeves character and make it more of a cop thriller And it certainly shows The cop thriller parts are actually few and far between and deal more with his troubled personal life than catching the killer with the narrative randomly cutting to scenes featuring Reeves his police boss McDonald and his dead partner s sister Sorvino with no rhyme or reason This mean s Ana de Armas surreal plight taking in everything from odd visions overt religious themes and violence against women comes across as disjointed sits oddly with the procedural side of the story and often leads to a whole lot of WTF Whatever re editing was done means focus has been lost and the film neither works as a detective flick or a surreal drama It may not have worked before it was re tooled apparently there is an original director s

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  • Andrew Skeates | Blueprint: Review
    Andy Goulding March 12 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Spoiler Episode 7 This is England 90 Andy Goulding March 1 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint on the LAMBcast Roll Your Own Top 5 David Brook February 15 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Best Movies of 2015 David Brook January 7 2016 Featured Podcasts Blueprint on the LAMBcast Star Wars The Force Awakens David Brook December 22 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Episode 6 Melancholia Andy Goulding December 4 2015 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Recent Haiku Review April 16 admin April 11 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review 4 5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Author Andrew Skeates Andrew Skeates To tell you the truth I don t think this is a brains kind of operation Way of the Gun 2000 1 5 Exposed Andrew Skeates April 19 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Director Declan Dale Screenplay Gee Malik Linton Starring Ana de

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  • Pink String and Sealing Wax | Blueprint: Review
    Sunday an overlooked gem which in recent years has begun to receive due attention as one of the most significant British Noir films and a precursor to the Kitchen Sink dramas of the 60s It Always Rains on Sunday was directed by Robert Hamer and starred Googie Withers the third in an unrelated trilogy of collaborations between them which began with the effective Haunted Mirror sequence of Ealing s cult horror anthology Dead of Night While both Dead of Night and It Always Rains on Sunday have picked up latter day reputations for excellence and historical significance the middle film of the Hamer Withers trilogy Pink String and Sealing Wax has long languished in obscurity With Studiocanal s new Blu ray and DVD release the potential to discover another lost classic seemed like a thrilling proposition Sad to report then that Pink String and Sealing Wax is undoubtedly the weak link in the trilogy Although it is not entirely without worth Pink String and Sealing Wax aligns itself more with the barrage of unremarkable pot boilers that dominated British cinema at the time damaging its international reputation and making it easy for a great film like It Always Rains on Sunday to get lost in the shuffle While they are undoubtedly unworthy of lengthy analysis I have always had a soft spot for the workmanlike British melodrama in the same way that I love the frivolous British comedies of Terry Thomas Alistair Sim and Margaret Rutherford Cosy is probably an overused term for these films as is the seemingly arbitrary hypothetical setting of a wet Wednesday afternoon but it was not purely coincidental that I watched Pink String and Sealing Wax under a big duvet and felt pretty good about life as I did so This said Pink String and Sealing Wax is not a merry caper and while it does have some very minor comic touches it is largely a fairly grim melodrama with elements of domestic violence and murder Two films down the line Hamer would prove that the latter did not always have to be a bleak affair with the blackly hilarious parlour games of Kind Hearts and Coronets in which the laughs mount up alongside the body count But in Pink String and Sealing Wax murder is regarded with stony faced sombreness the moral ambiguity of the perpetrator being an abused wife largely muddied by the fact that the characters are broadly written cruel hedonists This is a shame as there is much that a good writer could sink their teeth into here but it is brushed aside in favour of simple scandal Aside from historical curiosity there are other reasons to watch Pink String and Sealing Wax chief among them the performance of Googie Withers as one of Britain s few real femme fatales In the role of Pearl the callous devious but also oppressed wife of an alcoholic pub landlord Withers is mostly believable lapsing into overacting only when the ropey storyline allows for

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  • Andy Goulding | Blueprint: Review
    5 Trash A VHS Festival Justin Richards March 27 2016 Featured Features Reviews 4 5 Interview with Amber Fares Katy Vans March 3 2016 Featured Features Interviews Haiku Review February 16 admin March 3 2016 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Last Shift on DVD David Brook January 18 2016 Competitions Featured Features Interview with Steve Oram admin January 11 2016 Featured Features Interviews Our Favourite Films of 2015 David Brook January 4 2016 Featured Features 2 Comment Haiku Review December 15 admin December 12 2015 Featured Features Haiku Review Competition Win Aferim on DVD David Brook December 8 2015 Competitions Featured Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Home Reviews Book Reviews Film Reviews Game Reviews Short Films Soundtrack Reviews TV Reviews Podcasts Blueprint Review Spoiler Podcast Features Competitions Gates of Video Hell Haiku Review Interviews Short Films Weekend of Trash Author Andy Goulding Andy Goulding Spoiler Episode 11 A Separation Andy Goulding April 22 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast In Series 2 Episode 5 we discuss Asghar Farhadi s Iranian drama A Separation 2 0 Pink String and Sealing Wax Andy Goulding April 19 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Andy Goulding reviews Studiocanal s new Blu ray and DVD release of Ealing drama Pink String and Sealing Wax Spoiler Episode 10 Ready Player One Andy Goulding April 10 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast In series 2 episode 4 we discuss Ernest Cline s novel Ready Player One 4 0 Shooting Stars Andy Goulding March 30 2016 Film Reviews Reviews Andy Goulding reviews Anthony Asquith s debut silent feature Shooting Stars Spoiler Episode 9 Mad Max Fury Road Andy Goulding March 26 2016 Featured Podcasts Spoiler Podcast In episode 3 of series 2 we discuss George Miller s Mad Max Fury Road 2

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  • 1900 Novecento Blu-Ray Review | Blueprint: Review
    De Niro Gérard Depardieu Dominique Sanda Sterling Hayden Donald Sutherland Burt Lancaster Laura Betti Country Italy Running Time 315 min Year 1976 BBFC Certificate 18 Two boys Alfredo and Olmo are born within minutes of each other in January 1901 Alfredo is the grandson of landowner and family head Alfredo Berlinghieri Burt Lancaster whilst Olmo s grandfather Leo Sterling Hayden is a peasant and Alfredo Sr s foreman The two boys grow up together never forgetting their respective places within society and once grown into Robert DeNiro and Gérard Depardieu they find themselves on opposite sides of a class struggle exacerbated by the presence of fascist guards led by the new foreman Attila Donald Sutherland It is difficult to find fault with Novecento s production As films go this one handles its scope and subject well depicting the numerous and systematic hardships of the Italian working classes clearly and with passion The acting is exemplary from an international cast who mesh together well despite clearly performing in different languages within the same scene Characters are well developed scenes are well realised and despite the mammoth cast involved it is rare to get the important characters or situations confused even without much knowledge of Italian history Yet Bernardo Bertolucci s Novecento is a film that can only be recommended with a series of stipulations The first and perhaps most important involves the length This film is well over five hours long pushing five and a half And that s with minimal credits Five hours is a long time to dedicate to one single film and unless the viewer is completely engaged with the material at hand then a tendency to drift off is all but guaranteed Watching in one sitting is not recommended in fact it s hard to just schedule who has a five plus hour gap in their everyday schedule Why and indeed even splitting it up into two parts caused this reviewer to lose focus on several occasions Then again Italian history isn t exactly a subject at the forefront of my mind Watching Novecento is a commitment and if you re not willing to lose yourself in the deep history for almost a quarter of a day then this film isn t for you Similarly it s not exactly a pleasant experience The moments of levity come few and far between as it would seem they did during the lives of most of our main characters Those seeking happiness and enjoyment should look elsewhere they ll be left wanting here We begin seeing the childhood lives of Alfredo and Olmo They lead very different existences Olmo s mother checks his hair for lice as his family 40 strong are crammed around one table eating basic dinner with heir hands whilst Alfredo is reprimanded at their lavish dinner by his father Giovanni Romolo Valli a tyrannical and cruel man who provokes the workers when he eventually takes over the farm Alas things do not get much better for

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