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The Hunt (2012)

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. No smoke without fire. So the saying goes. And when has a saying ever been wrong? Continue reading

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Director’s Cut

With Oscar winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre’s famed score and a screenplay based on Lawrence’s own writings, David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia is a masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean’s Director’s Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. Continue reading

The Master (2012)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s last film, “There will be blood” (2007), swept Daniel Day-Lewis to deserved Oscar glory and there is every indication that this latest movie will do the same for its stars; Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. “The Master” has also generated headlines for its purported subject matter: the early days of Scientology. But is the film as ‘masterful’ as other reviewers have made out? Continue reading

Argo (2012)

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this 1970’s political thriller about the extraordinary real-life efforts by the CIA to rescue 6 US citizens caught up in the storming of the US embassy in Tehran and the 1979 revolution engulfing Iran as a whole at the time of the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Read on to see if this pot-boiler of a story boils over… Continue reading

The Tree of Life (2011)

Terrence Malick’s latest film “The Tree of Life” depicts the central character, Jack (Sean Penn) recalling his childhood in 1950’s Waco (Texas) where he tries to resolve his feelings towards his brother’s untimely death, his overly strict father (Brad Pitt), and life in general. It has polarised critics since it was first released. So has Malick discovered the meaning to life, the universe and everything? Continue reading

The Flowers of War (2011)

The “Flowers of War” (2011) takes Hollywood on at their own game. This Beijing-produced war epic throws together the visionary director behind “Hero” (2002) and “The House of Flying Daggers” (2004), Zhang Yimou, the war-torn setting of 1937 Nanking, The Dark Knight himself (Christian Bale) and a budget of some $94 million to play around with. So would “The Flowers of War” come up smelling of roses? Continue reading

The Wolfman (2010)

Halloween is fast approaching and we at dustforprints have decided it is the year of all things ‘wolfy’. George Wagnner’s 1941 classic, “The Wolf man”, starring Lon Chaney Jnr. has been long admired by fans and critics alike. Hence, Joe Johnston’s 2010 remake starring Benicio del Toro had some pretty big shoes to fill. If indeed werewolves wear shoes… Continue reading

Ginger and Rosa (2012)

Sally Potter’s latest film, “Ginger and Rosa” (2012), tells the story of two seventeen-year-old girls living in London in 1962. The flame-haired Ginger and her bosom pal Rosa have been raised almost as sisters; seemingly joined-at-the-hip by virtue of their mothers’ friendship as much as their own. Best friends forever: they are united in wanting … Continue reading

Rashomon (1950)

“Rashomon”(1950) ranks at no. 81 on the IMDB top 250 movies. “Rashomon” (1950) – Directed by Akira Kurosawa Starring Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo and Takashi Shimura. “Rashomon” is credited as the film which brought acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa to the attention of Western audiences. It won the Golden Lion award at the … Continue reading

TV Vault: “Breaking Bad” Series One (2008)

This American TV series from AMC is now in its fifth and final season. With the show taking a mid-season break and the final eight episodes scheduled to be broadcast during the Summer of 2013, now seemed a good time to attempt catching up by giving series one a try. Especially as it currently sits … Continue reading

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