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Editorial: My Top Five Moviegoing Experiences (Inspired by Filmspotting)

Introduction & Tribute Cinemas are still unfortunately closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the memories of how our movie outings have moved us, thrilled us and in some rare instances- changed our lives, still linger. As we reflect fondly … Continue reading

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Miyazaki May: The Wind Rises (2014)

More then any other film that Hayao Miyazaki has made, The Wind Rises seems to be a mirror that casts the most personal reflection of the animated auteur. Part of this comes from Rises being the last movie he made … Continue reading

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Miyazaki May: Spirited Away (2003)

Spirited Away is a special film. It’s an experience that’s delightful, wondrous and truly transportive. Whilst on a stroll with her parents, Chihiro Ogino (Rumi Hiiragi) comes across an empty street with some restaurants that are seemingly open for business. … Continue reading

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Miyazaki May: Princess Mononoke (2001)

As a genre, animated movies are by and large treated with kid gloves, often being dismissed based on their cartoony aesthetic and place in the multiplex cycle. Films like Princess Mononoke shatter this frequent preconception. Hayao Miyazaki’s stunning and meditative … Continue reading

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Argento April: The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

In the context of what’s come before in Argento April: The Stendhal Syndrome miraculously seems like an answer to my chief criticism of Dario Argento’s output. He seems more fixated on the cinematic flourishes that pervade his films as opposed … Continue reading

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Editorial: Intro to Argento April

April sees the start of themed months and I could not think of a better filmmaker then Dario Argento, to begin this series of blog posts. Despite being into Italian horror cinema, Argento has fallen of my radar compared to … Continue reading

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Editorial: COVID-19 and My Future Blog Posts

This week has seen a complete closure of cinemas, gyms, pubs, coffee shops and many other public places. It hardly needs reminding that COVID-19 has changed the fabric of our lives and way we do things. With the closure of … Continue reading

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250th Post: Why I Continue Blogging

Between you and me, the statement of why I continue blogging should be something of a affirmation to a blogging mid life crisis (500 posts and upwards). However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put everything into perspective. Not only are we … Continue reading

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Review: The Lighthouse (2020)

In 2016, Robert Eggers impressed the world with The Witch: a meticulous period film, mixing Christian import and feverish paranoia in its telling of a New England family, succumbing to the follies of their puritanical existence. The film remains one … Continue reading

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Review: 1917 (2020)

Cinema is no stranger to one take shots. Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick created indelible sequences that made Touch of Evil and Paths of Glory part of our cinematic dreamscape. Alfred Hitchcock impressively tried to make his one location murder … Continue reading

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