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The three main characters from La Haine, Hubie, Vincent Cassell

La Haine

From the moment Bob Marley’s Burning and Looting kicks in over images of riots in a Parisian banlieue, you get the feeling this is a film you need to see. I didn’t know a lot about La Haine before I…

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Close up of Mads Mikkelsen in the film with the quote "the world is never as you expect"

I thought this would be a film about drinking

‘Druk’ in Danish, means to binge drink. It means to imbibe, to consume alcohol beyond a reasonable amount, to indulge in the pleasure of intoxication. At a first glance, Thomas Vinterberg’s 2020 film Druk (Another Round) looks…

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Silhouette of boy staring an images of fire and burning

A burning desire for Korean Cinema

There are layers to Lee Chang-Dong’s 2018 film ‘Burning’. So much takes place and yet very little really happens. It’s an appreciation of the minute, an exercise in ambiguous and interpretive storytelling, and a character…

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I’m Fred.

I’m a writer with a passion for art and cinema. I love to discover underrated and over-looked films. I like to search within every nook and cranny of film history, whether on the fringes of cult status, or starting mainstream cinema right in the face.

I want to show people there are so many great films waiting to be enjoyed, if you just look beyond the surface of familiarity.

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