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Goodnight Mommy: A tale of grief

When a movie boasts the scariest trailer of all time, you can’t let it go unwatched. Especially when, like me, you’re a self-confessed horror-movie lover, a trait that I’ve not been surprised to find is actually quite rare among the general population. 1,103 more words

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DON'T THINK TWICE (2016, dir. Mike Birbiglia)

Something funny about Don’t Think Twice: in an era when so many  seemingly scripted comedies utilize improvisation (and to *varying* degrees), writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia has made a quite good scripted comedy that’s about an improv comedy troupe. 503 more words

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GHOSTBUSTERS (2016, dir. Paul Feig)

My young niece got into the original Ghostbusters when she was three, which is around the same age that I got into the movie. And way before this new movie was announced I had a phone conversation with her in which she asked me, “why aren’t there any girl Ghostbusters?” “I don’t know. 1,099 more words

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Take Two #6: The Rocketeer

Many moons ago, I wrote this little piece about one of my favourite films: The Rocketeer. The 30s-style pulp adventure wasn’t quite as successful as it could’ve been – opening opposite Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Terminator 2 will do that – but I love it all the same. 8 more words

Take Two #4: Making VFX Magic

I interviewed the visual effects gurus behind Pacific Rim and Casino Royale for this feature:

How to make a 250ft tall monster-fighting robot