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Berberian Sound Studio

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Director: Peter Strickland

Cast: Toby Jones, , Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Tonia Sotiropoulou

Cert: 15

Running Time: 92 mins

Year: 2012

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The lowdown: Peter Strickland follows cult festival hit Katalin Varga with this dark love letter to the Italian horror films of the 60s and 70s. Toby Jones is Gilderoy, a meek, renowned sound engineer invited to Rome to work on a violent witchcraft movie. But, as culture shock and homesickness take hold, the power of the images the English gent must endure take their toll. Superior, thinking person’s fantasy cinema, imagine Peeping Tom directed by Roman Polanski.

The full verdict: First up: Berberian Sound Studio is a five star film.

Second: Like the brilliant Belgian horror Amer, Berberian Sound Studio requires a decent working knowledge of It...

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Cloud Atlas

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Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Twyker

Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, Doona Bae, Susan Sarandon

Cert: 15

Running time: 171 mins

Year: 2012

 

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What’s the story:

The Wachowskis, the siblings who gave us The Matrix trilogy, team up with Run Lola Run helmer Tom Twyker for this massive, ambitious stab at bringing David Mitchell’s “unfilmable novel”™ to the big screen.  Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and others cross characters, race, and gender in a sprawling six story six century epic, from the 19th century slave trade to the far flung post-apocalyptic future...

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