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Blindspot 2016: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Three eccentric criminals and Humphrey Bogart as a private eye join together in this classic film noir which has captured the imaginations of viewers since its release. The plot synopsis for The Maltese Falcon (1941, dir. John Huston) is as follows: Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by […]

Thoughts on… Kindergarten Cop (1990)

One of my favourite things to do is revisit films that I used to watch over and over as a child, to see if they have the same appeal when watched in adulthood. Needless to say, when I had the chance to watch Kindergarten Cop (1990, dir. Ivan Reitman) the other day, I was filled […]

Two Short Films: Ticky Tacky (2014); The Bumblebees (2014).

It’s been a while since I’ve watched some short films, but today/tonight I have two short films of particular interest. First, we have Ticky Tacky (2014), starring Oscar Isaacs as a crazy and powerful maniac, and second, The Bumblebees (2014), a stylistic girl gang tale. Both films are available to watch online, so I’ve linked […]

Thoughts on… The Craft (1996)

This film is responsible for a generation of girls from the 90s experimenting with witchcraft and forming their own covens in order to levitate each other during sleepover parties. The Craft (1996, dir. Andrew Fleming) is one of those films that is so 1990s that it almost works as a time travelling device back to […]

The Piano (1993): “She is a strange creature.”

Directed and written for the screen by the formidable Jane Campion, The Piano (1993) is a New Zealand drama film about a mute piano player and her daughter. Winner of three Oscars (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay), and nominated for five more, The Piano is a moody and contemplative film with […]

The Remembering Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon: Clash By Night (1952)

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 […]

Together (2000): Quick-shot review!

Directed by Lukas Moodysson, Together (2000), also known in its native Sweden as Tillsammans, is at once a comedy and a critique on the leftist politics of the 70s in Sweden. It tells the story of Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren), who after a domestic violence incident with her partner Rolf (Michael Nyqvist, of Dragon Tattoo fame), […]

Two Short Films: Bag Man (2014); The Heart of the World (2000).

I haven’t watched any short films for a while now, as I haven’t seen much that I’ve been interested by. However, today that changed when I watched two films which are quite different to one another – Bag Man (2014), and The Heart of the World (2000). Both differ in terms of story construction, direction […]

Blindspot 2015: La Mala Educación (2004)

Whatever expectations you have for this film, throw them out the window. In true Pedro Almodóvar fashion, they will be completely obliterated by the time the credits start rolling. La Mala Educación (2004), also known by its English title Bad Education, has the most vague plot description on its IMDb page ever: An examination on […]

The Criterion Blogathon: The Testament of Orpheus (1960)

The finale of famed writer Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, and directed by and starring the writer himself, The Testament of Orpheus (1960) is a beautifully constructed work of surrealist and symbolic art that ruminates on creativity, film, fame, and the nature of reality. The synopsis of the trilogy is as follows: Realizing he is not […]