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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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Snowtown – intelligent, challenging and darker than hell – dare you watch it?

I watched a little Australian film from 2011 called Snowtown about three or four months ago … once. And I haven’t summed up the courage to watch it again. Snowtown is probably the most psychologically dark film I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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KUBRICKS – a new indie feature film

A while back we had a handful of mouth watering media coverage of Rodney Ascher’s film Room 237, which explores the growing community of people coming up with deep interpretations of Kubrick’s The Shining. This new film Kubricks sounds even … Continue reading

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Prometheus – first thoughts after initial viewing – and no plot spoilers

The formula trailer for Prometheus dampened my enthusiasm to the point where I almost didn’t go to watch it, but then I saw the ‘David 8’ trailer, which is both a Prometheus trailer and a short film in its own … Continue reading

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Excellent character analysis of There Will Be Blood by Darren Foley

There Will Be Blood has been on my film analysis list for too long. My disatisfaction with the film’s ending was always what discouraged me from writing a review, but I think Darren Foley has resolved that issue for me … Continue reading

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The Thing 2011 – first thoughts (warning: plot spoilers)

Just watched this film today. For the first fifteen minutes I had my usual aesthetic gripes in line with modern features – excessive use of hand held cameras when stationary cameras would suffice, forced depth of field (too much stuff … Continue reading

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Drive

For film reviewers wishing to write negative reviews there’s no shortage of source material. As a general rule of thumb my own reviews and film analysis are geared toward great movies, the logic being that by drawing attention to quality … Continue reading

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Triangle (2009) – excellent suspense film

I’d never even heard of this film until I was emailed about it last week. Triangle is a reality-bending brainteaser film, similar in style to Shutter Island. It failed at the box office despite strong reviews, great direction and a … Continue reading

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RECcomended horror series

About a year ago I watched the spanish zombie film REC. It was a fun piece of straight zombie entertainment with some interesting variations on the genre. REC employed the handheld camera narrative device also found in Blair Witch Project … Continue reading

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Brilliant 1960’s Outer Limits episode “Demon with a glass hand”

As a child I used to watch this excellent sci-fi thriller with my father (video recorders being the new big thing at the time) and I rediscovered the episode a few years ago. ┬áIt tells the story of a man … Continue reading

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