Tag Archives: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Things visible and invisible

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has become so iconic and cemented in its status as a classic that it’s easy to forget that it originally opened to very mixed reviews, with as many critics finding it a pretentious mess … Continue reading

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blah blah Top Ten Movies whatever whatever

I seem to be full of these lists lately. At least they’re keeping me writing. Again, I’ve decided to completely junk a previous list rather than revise it.

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Top 20 film list – more definitiver than ever

When I thought about updating my top ten film list to lazily reuse and repackage previously published material to reflect recent developments, I realized that this would leave me with an odd number of 11. As that could not stand, … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes (13/3/2015)

1 Over the course of 2014 I read throuh Hayao Miyazaki’s manga, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Strangely, I failed to mention this here. Anyway, it was interesting to see Miyazaki operating in the realm of soft sci-fi. … Continue reading

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