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The follow-up to director Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (2012), The Look of Silence (2014) is brutal but essential viewing. Grounded in history, The Look of Silence speaks to the years 1965 to 1966 in Indonesia’s history, where an anti-communist purge occurred all throughout the country, as a new president was elected and the country’s […]

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For the month of January, the genre of choice for Movierob‘s Genre Grandeur series was sci fi, chosen by Natasha of Life Of This City Girl. I decided to watch and review a film I’d never seen before, but had heard excellent things about – Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007). You can find the rest of […]

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The first month of 2016 is over and done, and what a month it was. Quite the auspicious start to my new year, with a change of jobs and an entire week off to relax in between! During that time, I watched and enjoyed a whole bunch of films, and it was great. And as […]

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I was probably a bit too young for The X-Files when it first came out on television in 1993. I remember catching glimpses of it on ads on television for the next week’s episode and feeling so scared at some of the imagery that my feet felt glued to the ground in fear. But at […]

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David O. Russell’s latest directorial effort is Joy (2015) – the story of inventor Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two with a complex family situation, who is in the throes of developing her newest idea, the Miracle Mop. Led by Jennifer Lawrence as the titular Joy, and with an ensemble cast of many and […]

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I usually save the weirdest films for earlier on in my Blindspot series posts, and this film is no exception. The Witches (1967), also known in its native Italian as Le Streghe, is presented by Dino de Laurentiis. It is a film composed of five short films within, each by a different director. The films-within-films are […]

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Director Terrence Malick really is a master of experimental cinema – both in terms of experimental content and visual direction. His newest endeavour, Knight of Cups (2015), follows in the same vein as his previous films The Tree of Life (2011) and To The Wonder (2012). But does it live up to Malick’s reputation as […]

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A drama with film noir elements set in the fishing village of Monterey, California, Clash By Night (1952) is one of Austrian-German director Fritz Lang’s later films; Lang mainly being known for his earlier films such as Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). Clash By Night tells the story of Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck), who has […]

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With another new year comes the promise of new and fantastic blogathons to come. One in particular that I have been looking forward to is Cara of Silver Screen Serenade‘s Resolutions series – where bloggers get together to discuss films they’ve always meant to see. In 2015, I watched Best Picture winner The Artist (2011) […]

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Like so many people on January 10th, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the legendary David Bowie’s passing. I think everyone has their own personal story to share about their love of his music and creative pursuits. And given the sheer expansiveness of his career and talents, it only makes sense that everyone […]

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