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FILM FOR THOUGHT: TERROR IN BRITANNIA

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, Ben Wheatley's "Kill List" not as thriller but as horror, and a re-assessment of the much maligned and actually quite brilliant tradition of British horror cinema.

FILM FOR THOUGHT: SKIN DEEP

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, how Almodovar's latest film is both a leap into a brave new world and a plunge into a dark, deep well of suppressed desires and disturbed psychological tension.
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FILM FOR THOUGHT: GUARD AGAINST BAD TASTE

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, John Michael McDonagh's "The Guard" as both a distinctive and original genre exercise, and as a fraternal contribution to the war against safe comedy.
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FILM FOR THOUGHT: MONKEY BUSINESS

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, a look at two films which show the often disastrous and terrifying consequences of engineering our simian cousins into a mode of existence which is too human for comfort.
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FILM FOR THOUGHT: POTTERY CLASS

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, how the close of the Harry Potter cycle represents not an ending unworthy of the series, but a series unworthy of the ending.
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FILM FOR THOUGHT: VIVE LE FRANCE?

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, Bertrand Tavernier's "The Princess of Montpensier" and how its lack of satisfactory cinematic ambition is endemic of post-New Wave French cinema.
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FILM FOR THOUGHT: THIS IS A MAN’S WORLD

Brainy film buff Adam Hollingworth offers a weekly glimpse into his musings on cinema. This week, how a dramatically and morally complex Iranian drama interrogates the way our gender identification is exploited in traditional narrative film.