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Cinema Eclectica 175 – Marvin Gaye’s Frankenstein

All the leaves aren’t quite brown yet, but the sky is definitely grey so it’s the season for Aidan, Graham and Tim to revisit Wong Kar-Wai’s international breakthrough hit “Chungking Express”. Revitalising his career after the arduous shoot of “Ashes of Time”, it’s still one

The Old Dark House

During a particularly treacherous thunderstorm in rural Wales, a series of travellers are forced to seek refuge in an eerie and isolated house. Their hosts are an elderly eccentric pair of siblings and their mute brute of a butler. As the night unfolds, the stranded

Jamaica Inn

Given that he directed some of the finest American films of all time, it’s easy to overlook Alfred Hitchcock’s status as a British filmmaker. Famously characterized as the Master of Suspense, Hitchcock’s work defined much of the 1940’s and 50s, back home though most of

Back to God’s Country

A Technicolor frontier adventure set in the wilds of the Arctic, Back to God’s Country exists at the intersection of three of the most comfortingly dad-movie genres; the pre-revisionist Western, the wilderness survival story and the Jack London-patented faithful dog story.  Source author James Oliver