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Thelma and Louise Review

Partners in crime is a genre like no other. The open road and that rebellious attitude siphoned off into good-hearted people trying to fend for themselves and make the best of a humdrum situation. For the eponymous characters in Thelma and Louise, that reaction to the inevitable pin drop moment is a fascinating bit. Director Ridley Scott manages to capture the cultural period, the outlook of disgraced events and the follow-up of protagonist reactions with just one scene that echoes around the rest of the film with such pertinent responsibility. It is quite a stunning achievement, as the whole of Thelma and Louise is with its cast of future stars and genre-defining dynamics.

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Speed Racer Review

Bright, camp and colourful, Speed Racer has a strong sense of style to its choreography. Its confidence is varied and entertaining, and it makes this adaptation of the Mach GoGoGo franchise an infectiously good film. Colour bounces around the screen, like The Cat in the Hat but filtered down into likeable, bitesize chunks. A kid with an obsessed passion is overwhelmed by the outside world and what Lilly and Lana Wachowski present is the imagination of a child developed on-screen. That is, at least, a formidable excuse for how awful the CGI can look at times. It is only in the real world that it looks horrendous. To look over that is necessary when engaging with the fast-paced hijinks of the imaginative Speed Racer.  

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The Hunger Review

To appear so striking and so confident upon the debut of your craft is to have a respect for the screen and a co-ordination like no other. Tony Scott presents all in The Hunger, his freshman experience that sees two vampires grapple with the sudden mortality that afflicts John (David Bowie) who was promised eternal life alongside Miriam (Catherine Deneuve). As confident as these opening shots are, there is no escaping the seedy, early-80s misery inspired in pop music videos. These shadowy figures are explored by the shadows that hide them, the darkened rooms and pale cinematography a great denotation to the usual obscurity an engulfing of shadows would provide.  

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