I, Robot (DVD)

I, Robot (DVD)

This big-budget action film starring Will Smith bears little resemblance to the original stories by Isaac Asimov, which explored a world in which robots have become commonplace. Deryck Swan thinks they should have gone back to the books

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The Ring Trilogy

The Ring Trilogy

The original Ringu remains one of the most successful crossover hits in the history of horror cinema, spawning two sequels and a Hollywood remake. Daniel Graham reviews this bumper boxset of the Ring Trilogy

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A Cinema of Loneliness (3rd Edition)

A Cinema of Loneliness (3rd Edition)

Robert Kolker’s ‘A Cinema of Loneliness’ has become a seminal text in modern film studies, covering the work of key directors including Arthur Penn, Oliver Stone, Kubrick, Scorsese and Spielberg. Deryck Swan reviews the third edition

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Gozu

Subtlety has never been one of Takashi Miike’s strongpoints. His latest film, involving a Yakuza hitman and his boss, explores his familiar obsessions with extreme violence and bizarre sexual behaviour – but Ingo Ebeling thinks it’s still worth seeking out

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