Category: Film

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Only in the 70s: Sextette (1978)

AFTER last week’s break from Torments, we return with a senile vengeance for 1978’s self-regarding debacle: Sextette. Mae West was one of the most notorious performers in Hollywood during her 1930s-40s heyday. Mired in controversy for...

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Film Torments: Seven Pounds (2008)

THIS week’s Torment is an acerbic throttling of Will Smith’s most recent stab at Oscar glory: Seven Pounds. Rich Kee: I don’t like hating movies. It’s very rare that I come out of a movie really bothered...

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Film Torments: The Identical (2014)

NOW THAT the Oscar fallout has well and truly settled – and we can stave off the entire bloody awards season at last – it’s back to business here at Film Torments. No theme...

Only in the 70s: Days of Heaven (1978)

Rounding off Film Torments’ Oscar Month special, here’s our sideways stare at Terence Malick’s sophomore effort, the much-delayed result of a troubled production: Days of Heaven. Terence Malick has spent four decades in the film...

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Oscars 2015: The overview, review and all else inbetween

NOW THAT we’ve all recovered from Monday morning’s (or Sunday evening, if you’re over the pond) annual back-slapping reverie, hello and welcome to the very first “SCM belatedly covers the Oscars analysis”! Our very...

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Film Torments: The King’s Speech (2010)

A CONTROVERSIAL pick for tonight’s Oscar-themed Torment, though perhaps not an unprecedented one. Here’s Jozef’s take on 2010’s The King’s Speech. Film Torments has had some bad films, this goes without saying. The entire feature couldn’t work...