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Argento April: Deep Red (1974)

Deep Red or Profundo Russo (Italian title) is the cinematic equivalent of soaring. It’s a film that illustrates Dario Argento is not merely working within the horror genre, but understands it so profoundly that he can bend it to his … Continue reading

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Argento April: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1971)

Loosely defined: Giallo is a popular 20th century genre that specialises in mysteries, thrillers and occasionally supernatural horror. The Italian word translates to yellow and the genre gets its name from the yellow coloured paperback novels that dominated bookshelves in … 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: My Top Five Lockdown Films

5) Young Frankenstein  Doctor Frederick Frankenstein’s frequent attempts to keep a sense of cool and clinical detachment is the perfect embodiment of our pendulum swinging emotional state during this hard time. Come for Gene Wilder’s hilarious and touching performance. Stay … 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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Brief Consideration: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

In a decade that’s seen the comic book movie genre blossom into a mainstream staple, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a timely examination of the genre’s roots. The film is about Professor William Marston (Luke Evens), who creates … Continue reading

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Review: The Invisible Man (2020)

HG Wells’s The Invisible Man has always been a story with limitless potential. The novel mixes a bemused comedic spirit (courtesy of some of the people who encounter the title character) and a palpable fear of its central scientist whose … 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: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

Despite having some arresting imagery and a few good performances, Suicide Squad was a poor aping of a John Carpenter film that did not entertain or amuse. The movie did not even do right by its central attraction- Margot Robbie’s … Continue reading

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