Tag Archives: Movies

Rabbits

Again, I promised books. But this post has already been delayed, and I want to say something about The Favourite before it becomes a distant memory: although I’m not sure I can honestly say I liked it more than Spider-Verse, … Continue reading

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Briefly; spidey-widey

I thought I was through talking about movies and such for now (even if I was exaggerating a tad for dramatic effect), but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is so notable that it seemed worthy of giving, uh, note. Inasmuch as … Continue reading

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Oh no he’s writing about Malick again

Days of Heaven is also the most Josh movie ever made.

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It’s my story too

The Fall is the most Josh movie I’ve ever seen.

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Perchance to dream

Of course, having just described Akira Kurosawa as a great populist filmmaker I immediately turn my attention to one of his movies that very much does not fit that description – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, one of the last features he … Continue reading

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Spider’s Web Castle

When I made my most recent top ten movies list, I casually described Akira Kurosawa as the greatest filmmaker who ever lived. Which is ultimately something of a silly title – artists can and do use the medium for a … Continue reading

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In which I write about something topical and fun for once

Fourteen years later, The Incredibles still feels sui generis amidst the glut of superhero and 3D animated flicks. Its central premise about superheroes trying to live ordinary lives and raise a family would seem like fodder for gimmickry and broad … Continue reading

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Mindless entertainment

Terence Malick may be my favourite American filmmaker. I’ve seen six of his scant eight movies, four of which I consider to be unassailable masterpieces that speak to me very personally, one of which is merely ok, and the last … Continue reading

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Yes, I am doing another top ten movies list

I think a big part of why I like talking about movies so much here is that they’re not related to my academic background, nor do I have any personal stake in them, so there’s a very loose, noncommittal feel … Continue reading

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Movie magic

I’m not sure if I have any new insights to bring to Jean Cocteau’s 1946 adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is near-universally regarded as one of the best and most classic of movie fantasies. But I need to … Continue reading

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