Category Archives: American cinema

Tomorrow Never Knows (Adam Sekuler, USA, 2017)

After last year watching and loving a version of his Work in Progress (USA, ongoing), I was particularly glad to see Adam Sekuler’s latest and remarkable film, Tomorrow Never Knows, at Flare, the LGBTQ+ film festival run through the British Film … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, USA, 2018)

A Quiet Place depicts a world in which no one can fart, or at the very least where humans have developed exceptional sphincter control in a bid to ease out silent (but violent) guffs rather than make a noise. For, … Continue reading

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Mini-Mythologies #1 [+ Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, UK/USA, 2018)]

  Don’t ask me why I went to see Tomb Raider. But I did. However, while I want to offer a brief critique of the film below, I also figured I’d use this blog as an opportunity to start something I’ve … Continue reading

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Orfeu branco: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, UK/France/USA, 2017)

If The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro, USA, 2017) recently won the Oscars for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Score (for Alexandre Desplat), then clearly the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is completely incapable of … Continue reading

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F for Fake: Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh, Malta/USA, 2017)

One of the key scenes in Murder on the Orient Express involves Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) exposing Gerhard Hardman (Willem Dafoe) as a fake Austrian scientist as a result of his failure correctly to pronounce Turin. Hardman – if that is … Continue reading

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Fifteen thoughts about Flatliners (Niels Arden Oplev, USA, 2017)

1. Resuscitated films end up being haunted and made to feel bad by their past. Kiefer Sutherland is on hand to ensure that this is so. 2. In the contemporary age, suicide becomes the logical extension of the pressure to … Continue reading

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Pretty Vacant: Song to Song (Terrence Malick, USA, 2017)

A Malickian montage of thoughts about Song to Song, the latest film from Terrence Malick. Kill your gods There may be a God. There may even be Gods. But there is no god who is a human. And for many years … Continue reading

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