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Cinema Eclectica E05 – Vice and Selfies in the Yabba

This week on Cinema Eclectica we break all the rules and anger the Great Internet Overlord. We also manage to cram in reviews of “Kinetta”, “Bitter Lake”, “Diary of a Lost Girl”, “Greatful Dead”, “Wake in Fright”, and “The Children’s Book of Cinema”. That’s right.

Runaway Train

Not to be confused with the late Tony Scott’s Unstoppable, Runaway Train is based on a potential début colour film by Japanese master Akira Kurosawa, later redrafted by Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel and Edward Bunker, with Andrei Konchalovsky on director duties. In this 1985 film, Jon Voight stars as Oscar “Manny” Manheim, a controversial inmate even at the Stonehaven maximum security prison.