Editorials

by / on April 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

BE KIND, REWATCH

When I was about five years old, I used to rewatch Lady and the Tramp over and over again. I watched it so much that I wore down the tape. I knew every frame of that film, every line, every […]

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by / on April 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE RISE OF THE UNCERTAIN EPIC

To understand American culture of any time period since the invention of cinema, you need only look at its films. Ever since Lord of the Rings, Hollywood has been on an epic kick, embracing the possibilities of the big, overblown […]

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by / on April 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

OUTRAGE

I write for several film blogs now, including my own, and read consistently any number of others. The observation I’m about to make has been observed before, but it’s one that continues to come back to me because it makes […]

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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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