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Sitting in a darkened room with 15 people, my toes were so curled I could almost kick my kneecaps. Across the room I saw winces, hands across eyes and heads fully turned from the screen. “Oh my…” breathed the woman behind me.

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Where do zombies come from? They owe a debt, or at least an offering of brains, to Herk Harvey and his only feature length film, Carnival of Souls. Steve Thompson reviews the seminal horror classic.

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Reviled by many critics and ignored by audiences, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me has unjustly slipped under the radar. Dig below the surface, scrape away years of dirt, and you’ll reveal a rich and multifaceted cinematic gem.

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Beautiful, sartorially elegant, thought-provoking, decades ahead of its time, fun and exciting; The Prisoner deserves its position as one of the most influential television dramas ever.

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Did you see that film Whisky? The one that was based in a sock factory, the sock factory in Uruguay? Minimal dialogue, subtitled? The one with the loose storyline, you know it? The main character hardly says anything. Did you see it?

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Steve Thompson, whose film recommendations are frankly starting to worry us here at The Arb, confesses his rather dirty love for Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 twisted horror-drama, Possession.

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As a schoolkid, a curious Steve Thompson was always on the look-out for mysteries to solve. Little wonder he is enchanted by the 2005 high-school detective neo-noir flick, Brick.

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Film critic and cult-ure vulture, Steve Thompson, turns his artistic eye to a Japanese cartoon, featuring no conflict, danger, violence or mutant insects. The man’s gone soft.

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Steve Thompson, film critic and cartoonist, continues his tour through weird and wacky cinematic territory, stopping off at the 1971 counter-cultural road movie, Vanishing Point.

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“Trust me, I’m a cartoonist,” said Steve Thompson, the multitalented, multi-award dreaming writer, cartoonist and film critic, who casts his creative eye over Hal Hartley’s Trust, a slightly twisted comedy…

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Continuing our film review series appraising underrated, lesser-known and downright crazy pictures old and new, Steve Thompson enters the feverish world of the 2006 horror film, Bug, from the director of The Exorcist.

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In the first of a new film review series appraising underrated, esoteric and downright crazy…

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