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On "The Beach", Weyes Blood and The Selfish Generation

Today I watched the movie “The Beach” for the first time and it is not very good.

Leonardo DiCaprio is not at all as cute as you’d like him to be, and Guillaume Canet is exactly as cute as you’d like him to be but he’s not in it that much.  1,357 more words


Five Favorite: Travel Books that Made Great Films

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. 995 more words

Five Favorite

How theorists and non-fiction writers are affecting my current practice and modes of thinking

With a lot of reflection over the summer months I have started to identify what it is that I want to create and be apart of. 820 more words

Didn't Get A Chance When They Were Around: Dredd (2012)

For Didn’t Get a Chance When They Were Around, I’m going to be reviewing films that…I didn’t get a chance to when they came out. Basically, the films of the last few years that came out before I started doing reviews. 1,029 more words

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Ex Machina (2015)

CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Solid story with several plot-twists. 67 more words


Why I Love....Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a 2015 sci fi thriller that follows computer programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) who wins a week with Blue Book CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac) in his isolated futuristic home. 500 more words


The Beach

(Alex Garland) is one of my favourite novels – a thoughtful exploration of how people react under extreme stress in a utopia turned sour.

No one who I’ve mentioned this book to with knew what it was, until I mentioned it’s the source material for the film starring Leonardo Dicaprio (with one of the best soundtrack compilations I’ve heard to boot). 459 more words

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