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Star Wars: Before and After
A refreshing take on the Star Wars prequels; praising their beauty, ambition, and earnestness over the knowing retro-coolness of The Force Awakens
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Published on December 30, 2015

   
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45 Years
ALTERNATE TAKE: 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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45 Years

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REVIEW: A navigation of the complexities of human relationships; by Claire Jesson
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Published on September 11, 2015
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The Alternate Takes Approach
On the ethos and methods of this site, by James MacDowell...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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Blockbuster action refreshingly grounded in charatcer; by Nick Jones
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Published on August 07, 2015
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Alternate Takes

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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Articles

Festival Report: FrightFest 2015
Intrepid reporter James Taylor braves the horrors of FrightFest
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Published on September 03, 2015
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Song of the Sea

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A suprisingly sombre tale, exploring family grief through Irish mythology,by Zoë Shacklock
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Published on July 19, 2015
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Song of the Sea
Zoë Shacklock explores the ways in which Song of the Sea uses its animated form to interrogate the entanglements between the lives of people and the life of a place
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Published on August 09, 2015
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The Overlook Screening: Citizen Ruth
Reasons to see Citizen Ruth, showing this month at The Overlook Screening Rooms
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Published on August 27, 2015
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Phoenix

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A reworking of Vertigo that transforms a pulpy premise into something mythical, by James Slaymaker
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Published on July 07, 2015
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Inherent Vice
James Slaymaker discusses hyperreality, nostalgia, paranoia, and issues of adaptation in Inherent Vice
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Published on June 13, 2015
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Reflecting on Robots: Representations of A.I. in Recent Film
Matt Denny explores the representation of robots in film, in reference to Chappie and Ex Machina
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Published on August 03, 2015
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Results

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Brings added nuance and psychological depth to the rom-com formula; by James Slaymaker
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Published on June 09, 2015
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The Boxtrolls
Cat Lester explores the different types of monstrosity presented in The Boxtrolls and the problems arising in terms of gender and class
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Published on April 23, 2015
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The Overlook Screening July 2015: Taste of Fear
Reasons to see Taste of Fear, showing this month at The Overlook Screening Rooms
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Published on July 06, 2015
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