Fatherland

HBO shot Fatherland in Prague in 1994 – a year in which we were somewhat pre-occupied in the Republic of South Africa – so I missed it entirely. In fact I’d never even heard of it until I caught it on tv today. Based on a Thomas Harris novel of the same name, it’s set…

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Wanted

Scrappy tyke James McAvoy butches up nicely in Wanted, the first American movie by Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov. Bekmambetov¬†previously made the partly-brilliant, partly-poor Night Watch / Day Watch vampire movies and this latest opus is equally patchy; sometimes it is edge-of-the-seat thrilling, other times¬†it’s just dozy. Although it’s apparently based on a comic book, for…

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