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Daily Archives: May 29, 2016

The “Monster-Movie” is practically the backbone of the entire horror genre. Dracula was a monster. Frankenstein was a monster. In fact, the entire genre is based around some “bad” entity that is causing unpleasant times for “good” people. One of the definitions listed in the dictionary for monsters describes them as “any animal or human grotesquely deviating from the normal… Read more »

29 May 2016 | Features, Other Lists

It’s the classic tale of girl meets boy; boy slaughters girls violently with some type of sharp or pointy object. Yes, it’s the ever popular serial killer or more commonly referred to as the slasher genre. It is believed to have had its peak during the 1970’s and 1980’s, when immensely successful low budget horror films did huge box office… Read more »

29 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists

  “The most exciting use of cinema I’ve seen.” – Tennessee Williams   Look Back in Anger Is there a filmmaker alive today that’s as notorious, unflinching, and otherworldly as octogenarian and old hand, Kenneth Anger? Arriving from the postwar America experimental film movement as a sort of answer, at least initially, to Buñuel and the surrealists, Anger’s artifice and… Read more »

29 May 2016 | Features, Reviews

There are very few actors who can claim to have played Hamlet before thirty, but Ben Whishaw is no ordinary actor. A fine example of a classically trained actor holding Hollywood in the palm of his hands, Whishaw has acted with the greats, yet retains anonymity about him, hidden behind his great characters. Starting in the theatre, Whishaw came to… Read more »

29 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists