Category: Film

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Film Torments: The Wicker Man (2006)

THE MONTH of June is not especially known for a predilection for remakes, but we at Film Torments spit in the face of Hollywood convention – what do they know, anyway? This week, we’re...

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Only in the 70s: The Wiz (1978)

CONCLUDING Musical May at Film Torments is one of the strangest mis-steps in a respected director’s career. From the creator of Network, Serpico and 12 Angry Men comes 1978’s Motown-tinged retelling of the Oz story: The Wiz. I’ve...

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Film Torments: The Apple (1980)

CONTINUING Musical May at Film Torments, we’re taking a look at one of the most baffling, ill-advised and awful musicals ever set to film: 1980’s chop-shop disaster, The Apple. The Apple (1980) is a nightmarishly...

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Film Torments: Les Misérables (2012)

MUSICAL May continues at Film Torments with the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the Parisian sewers – that also happens to feature Torments’ first recurring director in Tom Hooper – Les Misérables (and his orchestra). Musicals and...