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Film analysis and why it’s important

Ten years ago I started posting short film analysis videos on Youtube thinking it would just be a short term hobby that would only capture the interest of film students and film makers. What amazed me is that so many … Continue reading

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It Follows … slowly and to an empty-destination

I’ve only just finished watching this movie so this is a very quickfire review, not a proper film analysis. Having read from a few sources that last year’s movie It Follows is one of the best, if not THE best, … Continue reading

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House (1986) … it’s aged well.

Last week I obtained a now rare DVD of the 1986 horror-comedy movie House … and a very nice trip down memory lane it was. Like A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the Thirteenth, Hellraiser and other classic horrors, House … Continue reading

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Cryptically dull – Enemy and Under The Skin

Both of these films have been many times recommended to me by email as being worthy of deeper analysis so in the last couple of weeks I managed to watch both. While I’m not the type of viewer who demands … Continue reading

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David Cronenberg’s lack of understanding for Stanley Kubrick and The Shining

Based on some of his mid-career works such as Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Naked Lunch and Existenz (several of which are on my to do list for future film analysis) David Cronenberg has long been a permanent figure among my … Continue reading

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Rob Ager’s take on the Room 237 controversy

A couple of years ago director Rodney Ascher contacted me to ask if I’d like to record an interview for a documentary film he was planning, which would showcase a variety of people’s interpretations of The Shining. The one thing … Continue reading

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Skyfall – To the bat cave Mr Bond!!!

After hearing all the mega hype about Skyfall being the best Bond film ever (hype that I frankly didn’t trust) I finally viewed the film this evening. So, initial thoughts … The intro action sequence was decent enough, followed by … Continue reading

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Big Man Japan – artificial superheroes and a dash of social commentary.

I seem to be in the minority in terms of my complete and utter boredom with the onslaught of “superhero” movies Hollywood has been churning out in the last ten years. Spiderman 2 had some great scenes and not too … Continue reading

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The Man Who Haunted Himself – Roger Moore’s dark side

This old psychological drama movie from 1970 was a pleasant little surprise. Roger Moore plays a company executive who, for reasons unknown, begins driving like a mad man on the streets of London, resulting in a crash and a spell in … Continue reading

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The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson achieving guru status.

A lot of fans of my videos have asked me to write an analysis of Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. I still haven’t done it, even though the film has been on my ‘to do’ list for years. … Continue reading

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