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100 Films @ 10: Great Scenes

Howard Hawks famously said that a good movie was simply “three good scenes and no bad ones”. For today’s list, I’m focusing on examples of the former. 1,311 more words


We Got A Winner: The relentlessly bleak world of Requiem For A Dream.

There are films with intense subject matter, films with an oppressively bleak outlook, and then there is Requiem For A Dream. That’s not to diss it in any way, it is an incredible piece of work by director Darren Aronofsky, adapting the novel by Hubert Selby Jr admirably, it is just such a dark study of addiction in its varying forms that it isn’t advised to be viewed lightly and without duly bracing for the experience. 401 more words


“They laughed and put their arms around each other and kissed, first gently, then more passionately, and Harry pulled his face back a few inches and looked at Marion, I love you, and kissed her on the tip of her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, then her soft lips, her chin, her neck, her ears, then nuzzled his face in her hair and caressed her back with his hands and breathed her name in her ear, Marion, Marion, I love you, and she gently moved with the flow and felt his words and kisses and feelings flow through her, easing away all her problems, her doubts, her fears, her anxieties and she felt warm and alive and vital. 143 more words


Two types of movies...

…and those in between.

I’m going to lay it out quick – there are two types of movies: 1. First watch/Second watch movies.  2. Multiple watch movies. 496 more words


Film Haul #2

It’s that time of year again, by which I mean it’s that post-Christmas period where I go out and spend a hefty bit of change on a few plastic discs that show moving images on a screen. 346 more words

Requiem for a Dream

Plot: A mother and her son both become addicted to drugs after trying to chase their dreams.

Year: 2000

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Ellen Burstyn. 204 more words


Requiem For a Dream: How Much Do You Hate Yourself?

In honor of the New Year I am going to make an effort this week to write every day. This week I actually have a good movie to write about and it’s available to stream FOR FREE on Netflix. 1,571 more words

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