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Adam Thornton

Bio

Adam is a budding film reviewer who is still working out how to use his Masters in Film Studies from Aberystwyth University. His main hobby is watching films, especially Hong Kong action cinema, although he has no (actual) knowledge of martial arts whatsoever! His other interests include stand-up comedy, but only as an audience member, and reading books about film. His quest to obtain a social life is still ongoing...

16 May 2019

The Annihilators


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A surprisingly entertaining entry in the 1980s vigilante action sub-genre.

10 May 2019

The Grand Duel


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Lee Van Cleef rides (and fights) again in this solidly engaging Spaghetti Western

27 Apr 2019

Ash Is Purest White


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An effective look at changes in Chinese society through the eyes of one couple

20 Apr 2019

Heavy Trip


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An entertaining comedy about one band’s long journey to their first gig

1 Nov 2018

Columbus


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Strong performances and impressive debut direction bring this drama to life

29 Oct 2018

Black ’47


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Intense revenge thriller with important political undertones

24 Oct 2018

American Animals


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Engaging performances and strong direction prevent this docu-drama from misfiring

22 Oct 2018

Candyman


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Visceral and disturbing horror still scares after twenty-six years

9 Oct 2018

Twelve Monkeys


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Terry Gilliam’s sci-fi remake still entertains and thrills.

27 Sep 2018

4 Sep 2018

27 Aug 2018

Crack/ed


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A well-acted, if slightly derivative tale of one young man’s struggle with drug addiction.


Canoe


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A fatal accident divides a couple in this emotionally-compelling one-man play

26 Aug 2018

The Brooklyn Scotsman


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A well-staged and compelling autobiographical tale showcasing Creed’s musical talents.

22 Aug 2018