Category Archives: Favourite Movies

The Matrix (1999)

“I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid. You’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Romero’s masterpiece. Zombies were never my favourite horror ghouls as a kid and Romero was never really one of “my guys” in the same way Raimi, Carpenter and Craven were. Nevertheless I saw Dawn of the Dead multiple times and enjoyed it … Continue reading

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A Digital Masterwork: Michael Haneke’s Caché (2005)

Caché is one of those movies that winds you so tightly after one watch that a second viewing is sure to be less satisfying. I finally plucked up the courage to give it another spin and while the experience is a … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

My favourite Friday! Jason Lives is when shit finally gets going. The Voorhees/Tommy Jarvis feud continues in glorious fashion as Jason returns from the dead thanks to a well-timed bolt of lightning. Despite being made as the series was experiencing diminishing returns, Part VI looks … Continue reading

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Mike Leigh’s Apocalypse: Naked (1993)

Naked was the first Mike Leigh movie I ever saw and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I’d never seen something so kitchen-sink be so stylised, heightened and doom-laden. David Thewlis’ performance is one of the greatest ever committed … Continue reading

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The Epic Intimacy of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999)

Following the critical and financial success of his second film Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema told 29 year old Paul Thomas Anderson that he could make whatever movie he wanted. That movie became Magnolia – a 3 hour+ epic which dissects the way … Continue reading

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A New Way of Doing It: David Cronenberg’s Crash (1996)

Even today this movie feels like an earth-shattering breakthrough in depicting sex in movies. Sex can be weird, kinky, scary, confusing, touching, hilarious, experimental, awkward, arousing etc. etc. It’s pretty bizarre how movies and the media have programmed us to … Continue reading

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