Elliot Newton

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Favorite films

  • The Exorcist
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Lives of Others

Recent activity

  • Family Plot


  • Accident


  • The Crime Is Mine


  • The Siege of Jadotville


Pinned reviews

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods


    The Vietnam war was the first televised war for Americans. Granted, Americans could see the horrors of the Second War World in newsreels, but for the first time horrific images of the victims of war was beamed directly into the home of every American with a television set. It’s one of the many reasons why the anti-war crowd was so strong and numerous and their clashes with the heavy-handed police so vicious.

    Another interesting aspect of the Vietnam War was…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    Since the release of a Portrait of a Lady on Fire a lot of discussion has been generated about the differences between the male and female gaze. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is directed by Celine Sciamma who is female and also a lesbian. What this does is give the film an entirely different feel and gaze to the likes of Blue is the Warmest Colour and The Handmaiden, both of which were directed by men. Even having not…

Recent reviews

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon


    It's going to take more than a book or a film to recognise the crimes committed by European settlers on Native American tribes. Killers of the Flower Moon goes a long way in uncovering an evil crime motivated by greed and hatred. The insidiousness in the way the Hale family purported to be friends of the Osage people, only to steal and murder their way to their riches is deeply unsettling. There's a sense of Hannah Arendt’s concept of the…

  • Comrades, Almost a Love Story

    Comrades, Almost a Love Story


    A beautifully shot movie that sometimes overplayed its slow motion and sad melodramatic music, but the connection that Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai have is undeniable. The best part of the film is the pair falling in love and Its easy to see why these two lonely souls fell in love. Aspects of the movie aren't totally believable, but the initial affair is.

    That said, XiaoJun spends a little too much time moping that I started to lose a little sympathy. It's just a little bit pathetic. Have a wank and stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Popular reviews

  • A Fall from Grace

    A Fall from Grace


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Jasmine has got to be the worst lawyer in movie history...

  • Iron Mask

    Iron Mask

    The film’s promotional material made much of the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, two legends of action cinema, were in the same movie which is a sequel to a film, Viy (2014), nobody heard of. Anyway the sequel is a movie of many names (it’s called Viy 2: Journey to China or Journey to China: The Mystery of the Iron Mask or simply The Iron Mask) and sees Jason Flemyng’s cartographer return to far East Russia only to…