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Jim Jarmusch: Strange Tourist

The writer director Jim Jarmusch is in many ways a foreigner. He looks on his characters as if he just arrived in their world and is fascinated by their customs. There is no detail too small for him to obsess over. The camera lingers on every fashion choice, every book, every piece of cultural ephemera… Continue reading Jim Jarmusch: Strange Tourist

Calendar Highlights · Coming Soon

Astor Calendar Highlights

The iconic Astor Calendar™ can be imposing. With over a hundred movies packed onto a single poster –including the cult, classic and flat out bizarre– a cinema-lover can be quickly overwhelmed.  With this year-ending calendar featuring everything from cannibals to robot cowboys, we’re taking a look at a few of the films that beg to be seen… Continue reading Astor Calendar Highlights

Classic Films · Cult Films · History

Dreaming Small

With major movie budgets ballooning, it’s important to remember that you don’t need the equivalent of Ethiopia’s GDP to make a movie. The rise of digital technology has launched a renaissance in low budget filmmaking. Some of these are amateur productions filled with jumpcuts and visible boom mics, but many are brimming with the character that can… Continue reading Dreaming Small

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The Thing: Monsters In The Light

There is a rare psychological condition known as Capgras delusion, where sufferers believe that friends and family have been replaced by doppelgängers. In the early 90’s, one woman was hospitalised due to:   …her belief that her husband had been replaced by another unrelated man. She refused to sleep with the impostor, locked her bedroom… Continue reading The Thing: Monsters In The Light

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Truck Turner’s “Door of Freedom”

  Truck Turner is a movie of a very specific time and place. To give you an idea of how specific, it contains countless multiple uses of the phrase “jive ass sucker”, a pimp parade and a protagonist with the Christian name “Truck”. The eponymous Truck is played by Isaac Hayes and it’s doubly strange… Continue reading Truck Turner’s “Door of Freedom”