Editorials

by / on March 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE HOLLYWOOD MULTIVERSE

Every film franchise now has its own universe: the MCU, the DCU, the Monsterverse, the…Transformer-verse? Then of course we have Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and even Terminator. You’re not anything if you don’t have your own universe nowadays. Universal […]

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by / on March 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A BEAUTIFUL MELANCHOLY

I recently saw The Tale of Princess Kaguya, a film from the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, once home to the brilliant Hayao Miyazaki. Princess Kaguya is a very different animation style from what we usually expect from Ghibli – […]

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by / on March 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

KINGSMAN AND THE HOLY GRAIL

Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Kingsman: The Secret Service has received its fair share of praise, most of it deserved: Colin Firth is great, Samuel L. Jackson should have been a Bond villain before now, Taron Egerton has a strong career […]

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by / on March 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES OF PSYCHO

Having spent far too much time in my film-viewing life discussing, considering, and watching the films of Alfred Hitchcock, I have formed certain opinions about which film is his greatest masterpiece. Not my favorite Hitchcock film, necessarily – that usually […]

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by / on February 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A CLASSIC FRANCHISE

Did you know that I have a real problem with franchises? No? Well, I do. A real problem. The MCU, the DC universe, the constant reboots and sequels, the constant attempts to turn ANY film – and that includes Gone […]

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by / on February 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WHAT MAKES A CLASSIC?

Ever since we started this Classics discussion on Man, I Love Films, I’ve been trying to decide what I think really makes a Xlassic. It is time period? Director? Actors? Is it how iconic or influential the film is, or […]

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by / on February 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK AND WHITE

As we gear up for Valentine’s Day and the concurrent infliction of Fifty Shades of Grey on an unsuspecting populace, my thoughts turn to a question that has plagued me since three days ago when I came up with the […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

AN ELITIST REACTION TO REMAKES OF THE CLASSICS

If you’ve read anything by me, I know that by now you are aware of my inveterate hatred for reboots, remakes, re-jiggerings, recreations…whatever the hell you want to call them, I hate them. How many versions of Batman do we […]

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by / on January 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SHEEP AND THE WOLVES

Over the weekend, I went to see American Sniper. I didn’t go because I thought I would enjoy it; I went because I had heard so many disparate things about it that I wanted to see for myself what it […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE SNARKIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

In the first installment of MILFing Around, some of us mentioned how Oscar season is predictably maddening and disappointing, a parade of Hollywood congratulating itself as the public pays to watch bad musical numbers, hear bad jokes, and idly wonder […]

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