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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: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Preamble To quote Randy Quaid’s character from Independence Day (1996), “Hello, boys! I’m BAAAAAACK!” I won’t bore you with the details of my long absence, but it’s great to blog again. Better yet, this post marks the first time I’m … Continue reading

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My Top Five Most Formative Films

Preamble Between work becoming horrendously busy and a general lack of motivation, posts have been a rare occurrence on the blog lately. So, to remedy this, I’ve decided to write posts that take stock (in a sense) and indulge in … Continue reading

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Review: Godzilla Vs. King Kong (2021)

Preamble Honestly speaking, I’ve treated this pandemic like I’m a soldier in a long unwinding trench. I’ve only focused on what’s in front of me as opposed to placing any expectations on finding an exit to the perpetual maze. However, … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: The Suicide Squad (2020)

Preamble DC Comics has been quite prominent recently with the release of Zack Snyder’s eagerly anticipated cut of Justice League. I saw it. While I enjoyed it immeasurably more than Joss Whedon’s tinkered 2017 version, I’m still not quite sure … 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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