Tag Archives: Cinema

My Top Five Films of 2021

Preamble For me, 2021 has been a remarkably odder year then 2020. I think this comes from the sense of a start-stop to resuming many normal activities that I’ve enjoyed in a pre-pandemic era. I still take safety seriously, which … Continue reading

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Review: Dune (2021)

Preamble Briefly put, Dune is as close to fever pitch excitement that I’ve had for a movie since the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Part of this comes from my relationship with the property. The David Lynch adaptation got me hooked … Continue reading

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Review: No-One (2021)

Preamble Straight up, this is my 300th blog post. I’ve had several ideas to celebrate this milestone, including a review of 300 (gimmicky I know) and the cringe-worthy equivalent to a clip show episode of a sitcom (in the form … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: The Last Jedi (2017)

Preamble One great shot is a monthly (hopefully) series of blog posts, dedicated to briefly discussing a striking single shot. I think of the shot in question as a painting in a gallery that I’m commenting on. It’s essentially a … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Preamble Venom was a B-movie bore that was occasionally woken up by Tom Hardy’s central performance. It was the kind of work that had the same daring and go for broke quality that many of the performances in Tim Burton’s … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Dune Trailer 2 (2021)

Preamble Just in time for the UK’s hot and humid Summer, a second trailer for Dune comes to wipe away the sweat. Complementing a series of character posters and 10 minutes of footage debuting at IMAX screenings, the 3 minute … Continue reading

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Personal Tribute: Richard Donner

Preamble To quote Adele, “Hello, it’s me.” After over a month, I finally return, tumbling onto the blogging stage with the shuffling awkwardness of a turtle trying to get to the other side in a hurry. Bad jokes aside, I … Continue reading

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Review: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019)

Preamble The Exorcist has always been one of my cinematic obsessions. When I was younger, its premise of a demonic possessed girl stuck with me like a formative camp fire story. When I saw it in my late teens, the … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Mortal Kombat (2021)

Preamble This week has seen a few trailers, between Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Cruella and Mortal Kombat. I could not muster much enthusiasm for the previews of the upcoming Disney film or Snyder’s four hour experience, beyond some virtual chicken … Continue reading

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My Top Three Christopher Plummer Performances

Preamble 2021 has seen its first great loss in the realm of movies with the death of Christopher Plummer. Much like Stan Lee and Christopher Lee, the 91-year old Canadian actor belonged to a rare category of people, who made … Continue reading

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