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Space Odyssey: The Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Benson

Caution: Geniuses at Work

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the masterpiece science fiction film that grew out of a collaboration between two creative geniuses, Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. 993 more words

Book Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story and the limitation of visual storytelling.

I recently saw Solo: A Star Wars Story which I found to be the least distinct and involving Star Wars film yet. Whilst not as jaw-droppingly bad as the prequel trilogy, which has become something of a yardstick for measuring cinematic catastrophe, Solo felt devoid of creative intent, almost to the point where if a supercomputer was forced to watch every Star Wars film and then conjure a complete film based on the established iconography, characters and themes then the the result would probably not be far from the film I saw last week. 914 more words

Film

On Quentin Tarantino

THE ARGUMENT: Quentin Tarantino’s films have been characterized not only by their black comedy and postmodernism, but also by their violence. The violence Tarantino is known for depicting has not been rooted in the… 3,697 more words

Film Criticism

Nerd Culture 2.22: You Can (Not) Be Content (Pome-Mag)

I love working with Pome-Mag and feel so humbled to get to write a Part 2 to my initial piece on Nerd Culture that you can read… 30 more words

Articles

OCTOBER: An Exercise In Monotony

There are dramatic love stories. There are melodramatic love stories. And then there is October. October is what remains if you take out drama, melodrama, emotion and fun out of a love story. 1,916 more words

Film Criticism

Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentine's - Toradora! 07

Guess what, people? Summer has come upon us! And you know what summer means in the world of anime? Yup, pool/beach episodes! Technically, this episode of  1,756 more words

Anime By Episode

Review: "Game Night"

3 out of 5 stars.

We all know at least one of those people: the people who are freakishly good at trivia, who take even the silliest of board games way too seriously, and who are way too competitive at Monopoly. 734 more words

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