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Close Readings: On Ryan Coogler and the Long Take
Josh Schulze takes an depth look at the signature use long takes in the work of Ryan Coogler
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Published on September 15, 2018

   
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It took me Deeper into the Further: Portals, Technology, and the Uncanny in Insidious: The Last Key
ALTERNATE TAKE: Josh Schulze goes deeper into the Further to unlock the mysteries of The Last Key
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Published on July 16, 2018
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Insidious: The Last Key

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REVIEW: Josh Schulze reviews The Last Key, the fourth film in the Insidious horror franchise
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Published on July 16, 2018
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The Alternate Takes Approach
On the ethos and methods of this site, by James MacDowell...
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Okja

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Josh Schulze reviews the latest film from Bong Joon-ho, and considers the possibilities offered by streaming and VOD
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Published on July 18, 2017
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Alternate Takes

The Authentic Local vs Corporate Cartoons in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja
Josh Schulze returns to Okja to consider the ways in which the film reflects Bong Joon-ho\"s continued fascination with the effect of globalisation on the local
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Published on April 14, 2018
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Articles

And the Winner Is... Academy Awards 2018 Overview
A consideration of what the best picture win for The Shape of Water says about the Oscars and the politics of awards
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Published on March 06, 2018
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Uncertain

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A stylish small town documentary that is both timely and timeless; by Patrick Pilkington
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Published on March 15, 2017
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Blackhat
James Slaymaker explores issues of interconnectedness, subjectivity, and digital abstraction in Blackhat
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Published on February 11, 2016
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Festival Report: FrightFest2017
James C. Taylor once again braves the terrors of FrightFest to bring you the latest in horor
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Published on October 07, 2017
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A charming film with striking imagery but some weakness in plot
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Published on October 02, 2016
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45 Years
Claire Jesson elaborates on the intersection between the political and the personal in 45 YearsRead this article
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Published on October 15, 2015
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My Life as a Courgette
Cat Lester on My Life as a Courgette and its rare commitment to the perspective of children
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Published on September 11, 2017
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Goosebumps

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Cat Lester reviews the pleasingly surprising and suitably scary big-screen adaptation of the 1990s book series
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Published on April 04, 2016
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Nick Jones examines Christopher McQuarrie\"s lightness of touch in reference to the various authorial contributions to the Mission: Impossible franchise
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Published on September 03, 2015
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Reconfiguring Gender and Genre in Wonder Woman
Our resident comic & superhero film expert considers how Wonder Woman (2017) reworks the gendered tropes of the contemporary superhero film
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Published on July 29, 2017
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