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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

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is a rare psychological condition known as Capgras delusion, where sufferers believe that friends and family have been replaced by doppelgängers. In the early 90’s, one woman was hospitalised due to:   …her belief that her husband had been replaced by another unrelated man.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

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Till Death Do Us Part: Weddings in Movies

On the face of it, weddings are simple events, a ritualized pledge of love between two people. But they can also be emotional battlegrounds for dysfunctional families, mating opportunities for the happily single, depressing slogs for the unhappily single or massive, apocalyptic bacchanals for those that way inclined. Simple logistic desicions are loaded with dramatic… Continue reading Till Death Do Us Part: Weddings in Movies