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Clint Eastwood in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
24th Dec
Sergio Leone had a problem with the main characters in westerns being heroic. They were mainly out for themselves and cared little for their...
Joan Plowright and Bernard Hill in Drowning by Numbers
23rd Dec
Most films tell a story in a fairly linear way. Even my previous two reviews, Memento and 2001: A Space Odyssey have a clear narrative structure,...
Guy Pearce in Memento
22nd Dec
Memento is known as the film filmed backwards. Many people see this as a gimmick. But unlike films that employ a different technique just to stand...
2001: A Space Odyssey
21st Dec
Can anyone doubt that Stanley Kubrick was a master of cinema if they have watched 2001? Not only is it visually sublime, but its composition of...
A Clockwork Orange
20th Dec
A Clockwork Orange was and still is one of the most controversial films ever released. One of the main impacts the film had, much to Kubrick's...
Harrison Ford in Blade Runner
19th Dec
I did not like Blade Runner the first time I saw it, because I didn't get it, and couldn't stand its slow pace. Once I knew the vague outlines of...
Jonathan Pryce in Brazil
18th Dec
In 1984, George Orwell protrayed a police state that controlled its citizens every move and thought, and imprisoned those it couldn't. In Brazil,...
Balrog and Gandalf
17th Dec
Nowadays, with all the money in subsciption based content producers, long-running TV series with high production values are ten-a-penny. This is...
The cast of Only Lovers Left Alive
16th Dec
Jim Jarmusch describes his filmmaking method as rather like that of a music composer. With this film, I can understand what he means. The music,...
Nicole Kidman in the Others
15th Dec
When I tackled horror before, I went for suspense, ie there's something scary and we don't know where it is. Psychological thrillers take on many of...

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