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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There is a rare psychological condition known as Capgras delusion, where sufferers believe that friends and family have been replaced by doppelgängers. In the early 90’s, one woman was hospitalised due to:   …her belief that her husband had been replaced by another unrelated man.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”

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The Missing Pieces of Citizen Kane

Named #1 film of all time by just about every list of repute, Citizen Kane’s impact is almost impossible to overstate. And much like its protagonist, the film’s history is ripe with stories of intrigue and sabotage. Ostensibly the life story of millionaire newspaper man Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), Citizen Kane is a series of… Continue reading The Missing Pieces of Citizen Kane

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Aliens

The best possible way for an apocalypse to kick off is probably with Orson Welles’ soothing baritone. In 1938, on the Columbia Broadcasting Company, Welles’ explained that humanity was being watched by “minds that to our minds are to the beasts in the jungle, intellects vast, cool and unsympathetic [that] regarded this earth with envious… Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Aliens

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Die Hard: Walking On Broken Glass

The action movie hero is a strange beast. These brawny archetypes affect an everyman attitude in the first act, yet by the third have proven to be indestructible superhumans. As quick with a joke as they are to take off their shirt and reveal their He-Man-esque physiques, these heroes know just what to do when… Continue reading Die Hard: Walking On Broken Glass