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Reflections on Black Swan (2010)

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As with any great work that appears to be wholly original, Black Swan actually hides its influences plain sight. This film owes a lot to Satoshi Kon’s… 338 more words


The Way of the Writer: Part Two - Character and Setting

Welcome back, thanks for continuing to read this series, today I’m gonna talk about my process as it relates to Character and Setting. Now you might wonder why I’m gonna talk about both, and not split this over two weeks, the simple answer is, they both go hand-in-hand, and I’m gonna be explaining that, over the course of this piece. 1,709 more words


Half-Arsed: The Breakfast Club (1985)

I have a nice history with The Breakfast Club, as a teenage boy who hung around other teens (boys and girls), this movie was almost inevitable viewing for us after a night of underage drinking. 840 more words


The Big Parade: A Silent Story

I must admit, I was skeptical of my husband’s interest in silent films.

I had never seen one, but I thought I knew what to expect. 486 more words

Women and the World

A few posts ago, I talked about how female actors were choosing not to wear make-up when filming.  Amongst those who had made this decision was the actor, Sarah Lancashire.   463 more words


Recently Watched: Movie Roundup

From cult cinema to black comedy, this is a roundup of my most recently watched. Just incase you thought this might be a guide to new releases, I should probably point out it’s not. 814 more words

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