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Halloween (2018): Coming Home Forty Years Later
ALTERNATE TAKE: James C. Taylor explores repetition and revision in Halloween, tracking the development of the franchise in relation to changing trends in horror
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Published on October 31, 2018

   
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'It's a Beautiful Day': Depicting and Exorcising Trauma in Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here (2017)
ALTERNATE TAKE: Simon Ramshaw explores trauma and violence in You Were Never Really Here
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Published on October 24, 2018
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You Were Never Really Here

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REVIEW: Simon Ramshaw reviews Lynne Ramsay's latest
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Published on September 25, 2018
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The Alternate Takes Approach
On the ethos and methods of this site, by James MacDowell...
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Published on March 11, 2011
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Mandy

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Simon Ramshaw reviews Panos Cosmatos\" "heavy metal horror", Mandy (2018)
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Published on November 04, 2018
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Alternate Takes

It took me Deeper into the Further: Portals, Technology, and the Uncanny in Insidious: The Last Key
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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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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Halloween

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James C. Taylor reviews Halloween
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Published on October 31, 2018
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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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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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Searching

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Josh Schulze reviews Searching, the latest in a series of "desktop films"
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Published on October 30, 2018
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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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Insidious: The Last Key

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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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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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