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Film & Documentary Reviews

Explore reviews of films and documentaries written by our library staff.

'Things to Come' (1936)
Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Reviewed: 7 August 2020

“Early sci-fi epic still impresses.”

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'Dial M for Murder' (1952)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Reviewed: 1 June 2020

“Hitchcock brings a killer play to life on the screen.”

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'Detour' (1945)
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Reviewed: 21 May 2020

“Detour is a moody, simple and sordid little thriller that stays with the viewer long after the film's finished.”

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'The Most Dangerous Game' (1932)
Directed by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack
Reviewed: 6 May 2020

“Many films have been made based on this Richard Connell short story, but this classic 1932 thriller remains one of the best.”

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'Prospect' (2018)
Directed by Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl
Reviewed: 4 May 2020

“Prospect is a slow-burning, atmospheric action adventure sci-fi story set on a distant moon, where a father and daughter mining expedition turns into a fight for survival.”

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'Attack Force Z' (1982)
Directed by Tim Burstall
Reviewed: 29 April 2020

“War, what is it good for? Nothing really, except maybe the occasional good film. For our latest movie review, two librarians gear up for an unusual WWII action adventure.”

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'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
Directed by George Romero
Reviewed: 27 April 2020

“Made with a miniscule budget, Night of the Living Dead is a groundbreaking and influential zombie horror film that still has the power to thrill and chill.”

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'His Girl Friday' (1940)
Directed by Howard Hawks
Reviewed: 24 April 2020

“Rapid-fire dialogue, unpredictable humour and a biting satire of the media make His Girl Friday a timeless classic.”

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'Kansas City Confidential' (1952)
Directed by Phil Karlson
Reviewed: 3 April 2020

“Kansas City Confidential is a classic 1950s film noir, full of hard-boiled characters, sharp dialogue, suspense and enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you guessing till the end.”

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