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Taking Stock of Dead Man's Chest
To begin our Blockbuster Symposium, Owen Weetch considers the personal value of the blockbuster and interrogates his own initial response to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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Published on August 03, 2014
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Tales of Immorality: Side Effects and Trance
A re-evaluation of unpleasantness in Boyle and Soderbergh's recent thrillers
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Published on May 21, 2013
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The Academy Awards, 2006
The Academy finally recognises Spike Lee...? No, it's plumped for Crash instead. Some notes on what had the potential to be the most politically-charged Oscars on record.
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Published on March 07, 2006
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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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The Cinema of Paul Thomas Anderson
Why we should all be very excited about Anderson's The Master...
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Published on March 30, 2012
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The Dark Knight Revealed
A film about the fragility of binary oppositions...
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Published on July 25, 2012
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The Dark Mirror: An Olivia de Havilland Retrospective
Exploring Olivia de Havilland's films and persona in the month of her 100th birthday
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Published on July 07, 2016
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The Double Life of Veronique: Kieslowski and Pure Emotion
An investigation into the emotional and metaphysical themes and style of Kieslowski's most unique and ambiguous film, by Kevin Pearson...
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Published on May 17, 2007
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The Fugitive
Tom Steward explores the balance between narrative and spectacle in The Fugitive compared to contemporary blockbuster films
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Published on August 10, 2014
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The Happy Ending in Modern Romance Films, Vol. 1: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The first part of an ongoing investigation into the 'happy ending' and modern American romance films, with a particular focus on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...
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Published on November 16, 2007
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The Healthy Lie of Silver Linings Playbook
A treatise on the centrality of fictions to mental health
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Published on January 16, 2013
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The Little Book of Pi
Visual spectacle masks a fundamental misunderstanding of religious belief...
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Published on February 15, 2013
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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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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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The 'Quirky' New Wave
James MacDowell thinks we are in the middle of a new American Wave.
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Published on July 21, 2005
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There Will Be Blood: A Sociopathic Film?
James MacDowell proposes that we might call There Will Be Blood 'sociopathic' ...
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Published on April 04, 2008
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The Significance of Film Names
James Zborowski starts a discussion concerning the things film titles can do...
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Published on November 17, 2007
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Thoughts on 'So Bad it's Good': The Pleasures of The Room
James MacDowell on issues of value and intention in the appreciation of 'bad' filmmakers...
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Published on May 18, 2011
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Tom Hemingway Counts Down the 10 Best Films of 2018
As we enter 2019, Tom Hemingway looks back at the 10 best offerings of last year
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Published on January 04, 2019
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