I normally don’t place mainstream franchised films on my top 10; there’s something about them typically that feels oddly staged, overworked, and coldly calculated.
“This thing … it’s gonna follow you.” As Hugh speaks these unnerving words to Jay during the first act of David Robert Mitchell’s, It Follows (2014), we could be mistaken … Continue reading It Follows and Musically Uncanny
The haunting presence of the auteur has long loomed over the French film industry; it was in France itself that the auteur theory as a major film discussion was first … Continue reading Does ‘the Phantom of the Auteur’ Haunt French Cinema?
Buster Keaton, like Chaplin, will forever be respected as the most basic and fundamental pioneer of the comedy genre in film. But rarely mentioned with Keaton is how wonderfully composed … Continue reading Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
I was asked the other day to, in just 5 seconds, name the first movie that pops on my mind, which fulfils the criteria of both simplicity and effectiveness at … Continue reading Smoke (1995) by Leila Murseljevic
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An unemployed reporter helps a runaway heiress get back to New York without being discovered by the authorities. It Happened One Night is a road trip romantic comedy starring Clark … Continue reading It Happened One Night (1934) | Frank Capra (Eric Norcross)
SPOILERS! I was living in Korea when I first saw Seven (or Se7en, as it is sometimes pretentiously stylised). The print was dark so I couldn’t make out very much, … Continue reading Seven (1995) – David Fincher (Niall McArdle)
The first film to be directed by John Cassavetes, Shadows, was perhaps the start of what we now know as American independent cinema. Shadows was groundbreaking at the time of … Continue reading Shadows (1959) – Living in the Shadows, by Darrell Ron Tuffs
Samuel Fuller’s last American film, White Dog, was, not surprisingly, a financial failure, and was never given a wide American release. Also not surprising, was the critical success this failure … Continue reading White Dog (1982) – The Four-Legged Time Bomb, by Darrell Ron Tuffs
Massive Spoilers for the three people on the planet who haven`t seen it. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” It’s fitting that The Shawshank Redemption was made for Warner … Continue reading The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Frank Darabont (Niall McArdle)
Originally posted to the excellence site Retro In The 90s After reflecting on the Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theatre post, perhaps the most important function of the horror movie host was … Continue reading Ed Wood (1994) – Tim Burton (Gunnar von Cowtown)