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AuthorErika Webb

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September 17, 2012

Japanese bullet trains are capable of speeds up to 300km/h. Sometimes, when two of these trains pass each other in opposite directions, enough energy is released to create a temporary wishing well in their wake.

August 20, 2012

The film becomes increasingly painful to watch as characters slip into tortured madness, echoing the wounds and displacement suffered by those uprooted by the tsunami on March 11.

July 30, 2012

The Marriage Plot traces the lives of Brown University students Madeline, Mitchell and Leonard in a turmoil of overseas adventures, a struggle with manic depression, and graduation in the year of ’82.

April 9, 2012

Once (2006) was a low budget film shot in a few weeks on the streets of Dublin. It starred Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech seventeen-year-old Markéta Irglová, who captivated the world with the heartfelt honesty of their songs and dreamlike off screen romance. The Swell Season tracks the world tour following their success, the striking black and […]

April 2, 2012

Bus driver turned cult novelist Magnus Mills (The Scheme for Full Employment, All Quiet on the Orient Express) has just released his latest work, the quirky and perceptive A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In. Set in a faraway empire, it reads like a fairy tale with its childish, rhythmic prose and […]

March 19, 2012

DIRECTOR: Robert Wiene  “That night there occurred the first of a series of mysterious crimes…Murder!’” When a circus visits a mountain village in Germany, the most thrilling and anticipated act is Cesare the Somnambulist, a man who has slept constantly for 23 years. The arrival of the Somnambulist and his master, the enigmatic and peculiar Dr Caligari, […]

March 8, 2012

Directed by comtemporary British artist Steve McQueen, Shame is a raw and unsettling picture of sex addiction. The film stars Michael Fassbender as cold, inscrutable Brandon whose isolated life in Manhattan is interrupted by his long absent sister, unimaginatively named Sissy. The spontaneous and wayward sister is Carey Mulligan’s (An Education, Drive) most challenging role […]

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