Best Comic Book/Graphic Novel Adaptations (1)
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Best Comic Book/Graphic Novel Adaptations (1)

1. Hellboy (2004). Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and starring Ron Perlman, John Hurt and Selma Blair, this is a comic book-based movie that has good punchlines and is thrilling at the same time. The title character has charisma and humour, qualities that make him lovable. When evil strikes, it’s up to Hellboy and the Bureau of Paranormal Research … Continue reading

10 Nineties Action Films (that I can’t help but love)
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10 Nineties Action Films (that I can’t help but love)

1. DEMOLITION MAN (1993). A police officer is brought out of a cryogenic freeze in prison to hunt down an extremely violent archenemy who is loose in a nonviolent utopian society. Quite literally, this is a film that I have seen, and can watch, over and over again. There is something about Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone going head to head that … Continue reading

10 Films from 10 Countries (that you should watch) (2)
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10 Films from 10 Countries (that you should watch) (2)

1. THE BROOD (1979; CANADA). A man attempts to uncover an unorthodox psychologist’s therapy practices on his institutionalised wife, while a series of violent attacks committed by a brood of mutant kids coincides with the man’s investigation. Having discovered The Brood when on a ‘watch everything David Cronenberg’ mission, I must say… I was not disappointed. It was twisted, brutal, warped, … Continue reading

Best French Films (1)
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Best French Films (1)

1. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (1991). Krzysztof Kieslowski’s most poetic, mythological film tells the story of two physically identical women whose lives and minds are connected in some enigmatic way. Weronika is a Polish singer who lives impulsively and yet briefly; Veronique is a French teacher who lives cautiously, learning from the mistakes of, … Continue reading

In Defense of the B-Horror Film
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In Defense of the B-Horror Film

“The Giant Spider Invasion” (1975) Written by Kate Everson — Quills & Typewriters Just weeks ago, Twitter was taken over by audience reactions to American TV network SyFy’s made-for-TV movie, Sharknado. “Shark-NATO?” you ask. “As in, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with sharks taking on various diplomatic roles?” No, I mean “Shark-NADO,” as in, “Take … Continue reading