Category: Film

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Only in the 70s: Lisztomania (1975)

TAKING over from Torments on a monthly basis, we have a new feature at the film section: Only in the 70s. It’ll be a feature chronicling the absolute what-the-blue-balling-fuck films of that most drug-fuelled of decades....

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Film Torments: LOL (2012)

THERE’S a relatively old Family Guy episode where a cutaway gag pokes fun at the TV show One Tree Hill. “High schools so serious/These problems matter” a voice sings out as a depressed teenage boy...

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Film Torments Special: Old Dogs (2009)

WHEN the shock of the moment fades away, we’re left with a gnawing numbness at the heart of loss. When giants die, we live on in their shadow. I was originally all fired up...

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Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune – What could have been

IF WE’RE going to discuss the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky, cult maverick extraordinaire, we should probably indulge in a little lofty eulogising. Or do we really? This is the man who directed The Holy Mountain, a...

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Film Torments: Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

TARZAN of the Apes is an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel about a man named Tarzan who is raised by apes in the African jungle. It also has absolutely nothing to do with Tarzan, the Ape...

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Film Torments: Going Overboard (1989)

WELCOME to Film Torments. This will be the first in a weekly instalment of the Film section in which I – and, sadly, others – subject ourselves to cinematic bowel movements and report back,...