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ONE FALSE MOVE

'One False Move is a rural tragicomedy with the deadly grace of a sidewinder.' Nigel Andrews, FT

'A good debut not so much because of any brilliance in its making . . . but because the script by (Billy Bob) Thornton and Tom Epperson keeps on showing us something new about its characters and Franklin has enough sense to let the small detail matter as much as the big. What could have been a tense little low-budget thriller thus becomes distinctly more than that.' Derek Malcolm, Guardian

LEAP OF FAITH

'Can a real miracle happen? Yes indeed. For lo, the cinema exit doors finally open before we have all passed out with terminal queasiness.' Nigel Andrews, FT

PARIS IS BURNING

'This half sad, half exuberant trip through the underbelly of New York's gay scene cries out for a cinema audience.' Geoff Brown, Times

THE OX

'This truth-based tragedy of errors makes Thomas Hardy seem like Louisa May Alcott. It also makes for spellbinding cinema . . . In sum: a triumph.' Nigel Andrews, FT

THE BEST OF THE BEST 2

'What kind of world is it that accepts mindless brutality in the name of entertainment? The answer is clear: the world we live in.' Geoff Brown, Times

'Do you really want to see this sort of watchable but faintly distasteful crap? Or me to go on further about it?' Derek Malcolm, Guardian

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