The Lighthouse review: Skoal Island

THE LIGHTHOUSE DIRECTED BY: Robert Eggers THE FILM: I mean it’s a film set on a single location – the titular lighthouse – with only two characters, filmed in claustrophobic 33:1 aspect ratio black and white, how interesting can a movie with this many handicaps actually be..? After seeing The Lighthouse I would argue… mostly. Mostly interesting. The plot […]

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30 Minute Film Review: Joker

Forgive me, trying something new. Since I’ll be seeing most films now on Thursday night – the eve of the heavily brokered opening weekend – I find myself short on time to write anything resembling (rambling – fair to say) three thousand word essays on the latest plum to fall from the Hollywood plum tree. […]

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CINEMABUSE.COM’S TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2018

Reflecting on 2018 I can only admit that for most of the year the box office was a static place for me. Nothing Hollywood released (save one film listed below) moved me for most of the first half of 2018. The thought did cross my mind that maybe I’m just not that into this anymore? […]

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CINEMABUSE.COM’S TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2017

It was a sleepy year at the cinema in 2017. And since I made the decision to attempt a full year of sobriety it was a sleepy year at home as well. No film screenings – or a record low film screenings for me this last year. I think I went to eight studio screenings […]

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BLADE RUNNER 2019: MORE HUMAN THAN HUMANISM

“When God made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it.” – Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian At face value Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is a pivotal […]

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‘BABY DRIVER’ REVIEW: GONE IN 60GB

BABY DRIVER (2017) Directed by: Edgar Wright The Plot: At 22 years old an exceptionally gifted getaway driver (Elgort) for a crime syndicate has reached the point in his career where he’d like to retire. He’s found a promising love interest in a pretty young waitress, (James) and has stowed away enough cash running criminals […]

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‘ALIEN: COVENANT’ REVIEW: THE GODS MUST BE FRENZIED

ALIEN: COVENANT (2017) Directed by: Ridley Scott The Plot: Set ten years after the events in 2012’s Prometheus, Alien: Covenant tells the relatively bleak story of the titular deep space vessel, Covenant, and its mission to deliver thousands of couples, and tens of thousands of human embryos, to a habitable planet colony seven years from […]

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‘GET OUT’ REVIEW: THE STEPFORD WEAVES

GET OUT (2017) Directed by: Jordan Peele The Plot: A gorgeous white girl (Allison Williams) takes her handsome new boyfriend (Daniel Kaluuya) to meet her parents (Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford) at their posh country estate. There are issues of course. He’s African American and they aren’t. Also, in this part of the country all of […]

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