Tag Archives: Movies

The Empire Strikes Back

The next film on my David Lynch revisit turned out to be Inland Empire, which I’ve never seen before. This was largely a fortuitous development: it’s seemingly out of print and not readily available for streaming; but I just so … Continue reading

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Silencio

I’m sorry for the lack of content here – I just haven’t been feeling the blogging itch lately, and a lot of my leisure time has been eaten up by my silly drawings. To make up for it, here’s some … Continue reading

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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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Dead Ringers

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about something other than a Final Fantasy game, so let’s take an abrupt non sequitur turn to David Cronenberg’s 1988 film, Dead Ringers. I’ve lately been dipping back into Cronenberg’s backlog after having … Continue reading

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Entry no. 56

It’s fair to say that, even if it isn’t completely successful, Moana feels like Disney doing what it should be doing. Which is to say that it’s a beautifully animated musical which pillages some piece of folklore/fairy tale in the … Continue reading

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Obligatory Halloween post

Every year I keep thinking I’ll do some Halloween related stuff on this blog for October, and every year this doesn’t really happen. But in spite of a tight schedule I feel a bit more determined to carry this out. … 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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Vulpes vulpes

Wes Anderson has been a difficult director for me to appreciate. The aggressively composed mise-en-scene and deadpan tone of his films invites comparisons with Stanley Kubrick, a director I like a lot. But while Kubrick had a dark, Swiftian outlook … Continue reading

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The abyss

Aside from my brief critique of Inside Out, I haven’t written much about Pixar here. As an animation buff, this comes across as a terrible omission which should be rectified. And seeing as how I haven’t seen Finding Nemo in … Continue reading

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Eyes unclouded

In retrospect, Princess Mononoke arrived at a culturally inauspicious time.  By 1997, the slew of epic fantasy films that followed in Star Wars’ wake had been relegated to the domain of lowbrow, B-movie cheese; it would still be a few … Continue reading

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