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Reeling: Fake Empires

This week: In Embrace of the Serpent and Tabu, colonial pasts haunt the present in striking monochrome.

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

I would be unreservedly sympathetic to the anti-colonialist message, which rejects the white man’s science in favour of cosmic balance and meditative intuition, if there was more in the film by way of the otherworldly and dreamlike. 272 more words

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Reeling: Sacred Scares

This week: Horror canon pictures Psycho and The Exorcist are re-evaluated in time for Hereditary.

WARNING: The following contains minor spoilers for Hereditary. Though they are barely significant, I would strongly recommend going in as blind as you can anyway. 598 more words

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Reeling: The Art of Spectacle

This week: Magic Mike XXL, Moulin Rouge, and The Greatest Showman all revel in the theatrics of cinema, both new and old.

Magic Mike XXL  401 more words

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Gold: Oscars Special

BEFORE

I’ve never been this excited for an Oscars ceremony before. We are at a sea change point in the Academy’s history, an organisation once ridiculed for how oblivious its membership consistently showed themselves to be. 2,880 more words

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Fathers and Foetuses: The Mystery of Eraserhead

I can’t say I’m fervently anticipating one day becoming a father. However, I can say, with confidence, that nobody was more scared of the prospect than David Lynch in 1968. 853 more words

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A Message

Dear Mum,

You and my sister haven’t always seen eye to eye. I know she and I used to take our frustrations out on each other for many years of our lives, but things started to look up when our reference points, our tastes, and our experiences began to sync up. 649 more words

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Jóhann Jóhansson: 1969-2018

There are fewer jobs harder to do right on a movie than to compose music for it. Sound-tracking a movie, still very much an art-not-a-science in and of itself, tends to bring good results rather easily, simply because a good soundtrack is about understanding moods that someone else has conjured and making sure they match your visuals. 1,049 more words

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