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Romance and reflection

There is a mode of writing about film that I really enjoy reading — I’m cautiously calling it romantic-reflexive. Practitioners of this style include Murray Pomerance, Geoff Dyer, Raul Ruiz. 172 more words


I talk about Blade Runner 2049 for a bit.

So Blade Runner 2049 hit theaters locally last weekend and the hype train that preceded it made sure it was one film I couldn’t possibly skip. 766 more words


Local Independent Film Spotlight II - Chad Eric Smith

Growing their craft from strength to strength. That’s what the movers and shakers in local independent film have been up to. Chad Eric Smith is one of those intelligent talents who’s been doing exactly that. 2,404 more words

Film And Television Commentary

Alien in Home Cinema Choice

I’ve written a feature on Ridley Scott’s Alien for Home Cinema Choice #277, in stores now.

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