Monthly Archives: August 2017

Review: RoboCop (1987)

RoboCop was one of my first forbidden movie fruits. The initial tantalising peep was during a late night showing on television when the recently deceased police officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) was being brought back to life as the title … Continue reading

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Personal Tribute: George Romero

Upon reflecting on the recent passing of the revered horror director George Romero, the first thing that comes to mind is the long-standing filmmaker had a social conscience. His creation of the Zombie sub-genre unleashed a Rorschach test of a … Continue reading

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Personal Tribute: Martin Landau

In all of his performances, Martin Landau effortlessly conveyed the interior life of his characters. In Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, he plays Leonard, a heavy who assists Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) in his nefarious acts against Roger Thornhill. (Carey … Continue reading

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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

War for the Planet of the Apes is a bludgeoning film of empty, and meaningless metaphors wrapped up in the clothing of presumed depth. It’s the sort of picture that feigns profundity, but instead, collapses under the weight of its … Continue reading

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