Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

To paraphrase the British film critic Mark Kermode regarding the lengths of installments from both the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers franchises: In Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, it took two and a half hours to … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra’s beloved American classic It’s a Wonderful Life truly needs no introduction. Ignored at the time of its release, it has since etched its way into our modern pop culture machine, where it has sat comfortably for decades and will likely remain … Continue reading

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How to fix the horror genre

As a horror fan, this is something that I consider often. And while I realize that it’s now the holiday season and the season most appropriate for viewing horror flicks has since passed, this is a subject that has been … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Let’s be honest, Studio Ghibli is the greatest animation studio that is, ever was, and ever will be – plain and simple. No beating around the bush here, folks. Their track record of churning out masterwork after masterwork is unparalleled in modern cinema. … Continue reading

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The Night of the Hunter

Charles Laughton’s 1955 The Night of the Hunter is one of the greatest and most criminally undervalued American classics ever (at least at the time of its release). A nightmarish, expressionistic genre mishmash that only gets more engaging with each … Continue reading

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Things in film I’d like to see more of

Inspired by a recent thread on IMDB, this is a list of things I’d like to see more of in modern cinema. However, these are more in regards to mainstream Hollywood fare, since both foreign language films and indies have had … Continue reading

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