Category Archives: You’ve got a killer scene there, man!

Let’s talk about the ending of Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you know how Sleepaway Camp ends regardless of whether you’ve seen it or not. But if you are still somehow blissfully unaware I urge you to stop reading and return when you’ve had it … Continue reading

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Gunplay – Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)

Who’s That Knocking at My Door is really everything you’d want from a Scorsese debut. The film is a pencil sketch of so many ideas and concerns – both stylistically and thematically – that fascinate Scorsese even today. The movie … Continue reading

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The Prom – Carrie (1976)

Whenever I try and put into words why I love Brian De Palma, I always seem to struggle. Much of De Palma’s appeal lies in his visual command. His ability to convey emotion and suspense with camerawork and editing is … Continue reading

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Seven Dwarfs – California Split (1974)

I only just saw California Split yesterday but it’s been buzzing around in my head ever since. I can’t stop thinking about the casual, breezy tone Altman creates. Both performances by George Segal and Elliott Gould are fantastic. I keep … Continue reading

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Baby, You’re a Rich Man – The Social Network (2010)

Out of all the movies released in the past couple of years, hell maybe even the past decade, I’ve seen The Social Network more than any other. I’m addicted to the film’s sound, the rapid-fire Sorkin-speak that bludgeons you in … Continue reading

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Boiling Point – Taxi Driver (1976)

If there was ever a shining example of a movie being summed up in one shot it’s this moment from Taxi Driver (1976). Martin Scorsese’s seminal urban noir is full of visual flourishes and audacious camera moves. He plunges his … Continue reading

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Little Lab of Horrors – Piranha (1978)

I’m a big, big fan of Joe Dante. He has a unique stylistic personality, one which combines cartoony humour, ghoulish shocks and B-movie affection effortlessly. He’s always climbing higher and higher up my list of favourite directors with every passing … Continue reading

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