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THE FILM JOURNAL | November 2013

I look back at the films I watched in the previous month, whether they were brand new in the cinema or simply new to me. Dates are by UK release. Here are my thoughts.   Arriving back from the Middle East, I immediately sought to indulge in as many films as humanly possibly. I didn’t … Continue reading

THE FILM JOURNAL | October 2013

I look back at the films I watched in the previous month, whether they were brand new in the cinema or simply new to me. Dates are by UK release. Here are my thoughts.   October, you heathen. Here I am, slugging my guts out working in an office in a foreign country – albeit, … Continue reading

The Destruction of Oz (and of Suspension of Disbelief in the Cinema)

Are you off to see the Wizard? ~ ~ ~ Having recently seen Oz the Great and Powerful, and in the knowledge that it’s still number one at the UK and American box office (and making a fuckzillion dollars while doing so), it’s had me thinking more than any other film has so far this year. … Continue reading

What’s Wrong With This Picture?: The disappearance of the projectionist, and why we still need him

— Earlier this week, I had my final shift as a projectionist. Quite a while ago, the chain of cinemas I work at have decided that throughout 2012, they would make redundant all their projectionists to make way for a new autonomous system based on digital projectors. This widespread advent of digital technology in film … Continue reading

Film as a Mirror: Odysseys, Dreamscapes and Directors

An essay on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Inception, and their cinematic walls of perception 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), directed by Stanley Kubrick, takes the viewer on a journey though space, time and ultimately the inner self. Here, I’ll be exploring 2001’s subtext concerning the nature of cinema – a subject that is important for … Continue reading

CATCH-UP: Dogtooth

This is a column where I view then briefly review films that have been on my to-see list. Here are my thoughts. (Year of release: 2009) Rule number one of international cinema: Flaunt your accolades so that the West will buy in. Rule number one of good cinema: don’t put said accolades at the beginning … Continue reading

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