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Delete/Ignore: locating gremlins and glitches in the machine. Or, how I met the humans and parasites of Planet IFFR

This year’s invitation to “Meet the humans of Planet IFFR” was about locating the humanity in cinema and cinema-going. For me, it reflected poignantly on how each of the micro worlds we create, such as a film festival like Rotterdam, participates in and wrestles with the wider global matrix.

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The Film That Should Not Be!

As further evidence of a universe that basks in blessed madness, Episode 92 of the Geek Podcast: The Nasgûl & The Bus Driver makes passing reference to one of my moments of Yog-Sothothic whimsy. 236 more words


Thoughts on surreal movies

I love surreal movies. Especially the black and white ones. Though I have to admit I haven’t watch more than 20 surreal movies. My favorite surreal movie directors are Jan Svankmajer and Jean Cocteau. 1,313 more words


Rock! horror! But it’s on with the show

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SITTING backstage with Craig McLachlan, watching him do his makeup before he steps on to the Festival Theatre stage, there\u2019s a distinct moment when the actor disappears and the iconic Dr Frank N. 4,850 more words

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