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Episode #58 of The Swampflix Podcast: Lynne Ramsay & Caché (2005)

Welcome to Episode #58 of The Swampflix Podcast. For our fifty-eighth episode, James & Brandon discuss all four feature films directed by the notoriously “uncompromising” Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsay, including her most recent work, … 49 more words

Brandon Ledet

Ratcatcher (1999)

Finally catching up with the rest of Lynne Ramsay’s (tragically thin) catalog, after years of appreciating her breakout feature We Need to Talk About Kevin as one of the best films of the 2010s, has revealed an aspect of her work I did not expect would define her aesthetic: grime. 651 more words

Brandon Ledet


I sing of the rat, an anthem for a king
disregarded in palatial scum.
Though millions would scream your name,
few have seen your modest train 37 more words


I Am the Context: Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lately, there has been a lot we need to talk about. School shootings have become more and more prevalent. Students are taking matters into their own hands, demonstrating walk-outs and marching on Congress with pressing urgency to reform gun control. 1,311 more words


You Were Never Really Here. Movie Review.

First.  A gripe.  Why does everyone (reviewers, pundits, friends) call Joaquin Phoenix, Joaquim, with an M.  That’s not his name.

It’s important, because he is. 679 more words


Looking back at... Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher

Within the world of Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay’s debut film set during the Glasgow dustmen strike of 1973, nothing is quite as it appears. Yards and sidewalks act as landfills. 1,236 more words


The Beauty of Film

I racked my brains trying to think of an appropriate first post for this blog. After a long period of thinking, I decided I’d just talk about something I’m passionate about: … 805 more words

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