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Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back…

Many of our readers have probably been wondering what the hell has happened to the GritFX Magazine during the last eighteen months? It’s a good question, as content has been sparse yet readership has continued unabated. Many a poor soul has obviously been returning to the Magazine, hoping that there may be something new to look at. We’re sorry to make you all sad…

Push (2009)

Despite a neat resolution, ideas and concepts are squandered (not to mention the fact that the resolution hardly deserved the journey). Push seems intent on offering a distinguished take on what is essentially B-movie fodder and as a consequence, becomes borderline pretentious. Fanning’s performance suggests that perhaps her best work is behind her, and Belle continues to prove that she has all the acting range of a grapefruit…

The Fly (1986) • Robocop (1987) • The Shining (1980)

Teleportation. It’s what scientist Seth Brundle (Goldblum) believes will change the course of mankind. And he’s probably right. But before he can unleash the technology onto the world – being unsatisfied with teleporting inanimate objects – he decides to zap himself through his teleportation “pods” in his funky downtown warehouse and inadvertently traps a common house fly inside during the process…

Milk (2008) • Right At Your Door (2006) • 1408 (2007)

Following the turbulent years of Harvey Milk’s life in San Francisco until his assassination by resentful conservative councilman Dan White (Brolin) in 1984, Milk is a wonderful film full of pathos and humour. Penn is truly extraordinary as the flamboyant yet gracious title character (“Penn-sational!” to quote my buddy Faystar from the ISeeFilms blog), given excellent support from the entire cast blessed with an Oscar-winning script by Dustin Lance Black…

Zodiac (2007) • Sunshine (2007) • Michael Clayton (2007)

Based on Graysmith’s book, David Finchers’ long and at times difficult film is nonetheless a visually beautiful piece of work. Detailing (and I mean detailing) the exhaustive investigation and the effect on those involved, Zodiac weaves a serpentine story with an astounding nuance. The cast, production design and direction are all first class, with Fincher providing perhaps his most stylistically impressive film to date…

Body Of Lies (2008) • Valkyrie (2008) • Gran Torino (2008)

In the Middle East, CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) chases an Islamic extremist responsible for a spate of bombings. In the United States, an agency analyst named Ed Hoffman (Crowe) tracks Ferris’ movements on the ground through a network of communications systems, feeding information and distorting it on his own terms…

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) • They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Cinema doesn’t get much creepier than Rosemary’s Baby. It’s hard to believe that this film is 40 years old, for in those four decades it has lost none of its insidious power. The success of the film lies firstly in the excellent source material, that being the novel of the same name by Ira Levin; secondly in a superb cast led by the eternally cool John Cassavettes and the marvellous character actor Ruth Gordon (from Harold & Maude); and lastly in the genius of writer/director Roman Polanski…

Quarantine (2008) • Babylon A.D (2008) • Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2008)

Here we go again with yet another Hollywood remake of a foreign horror film, this time the superior Spanish production [REC]. On one seemingly uneventful evening, a young reporter and her cameraman are shooting a piece on a brigade of firefighters. When they receive a call to attend a disturbance at an apartment building, they discover some crazy shenanigans inside from one rabid tenant…

The Fifth Element (1997) • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) • In The Name Of The Father (1993)

This cartoon-ish film is one big barrel of fun, sporting a set of colourfully unique visuals (along with some amazing costumes designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier), and a cast privy to the films’ adolescent nature. And it is this ‘element’ that provides the joy of this sci-fi comedy, for it never takes itself seriously and never meanders…

GritFX Presents: “The Rookie (Part 1)”

Will’s new short animation, entitled “The Rookie – Part One” (Part Two will be complete in a week or two, according to Will), is basically an ode to (or a plagiarism of) every cop film ever made – only this time animated in Lego!…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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