“There's a strong streak of good in you, Superman. But then nobody's perfect... almost nobody.” - Lex Luthor - Superman (1978)
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A 'Lynchian, Freudian, Jungian lesbian puzzler'. I wrote a song about this film titled exactly that but took it down from YouTube for fear of a copyright strike as I used images from the film in my video. What a dumb-ass! Ah well, if you heard it (all 25 of you) and downloaded it, you have a rarity.
I recently took my Mulholland Drive DVD to the charity shop in Barnsley, but only because I replaced it with a spanking-new…
Don't you just love it when a film provokes those special emotions, ones that link you to your past and present and everything in-between. I thought about watching Rocky at home in Pogmoor, Barnsley when my Dad had it on TV in the early 80's. Tonight, when it arrived at the training montage and Bill Conti's stirring Gonna Fly Now began, I got those full body tingles you only get when something raw and real truly strikes home. I love…
There are shots and sequences in The Sugarland Express in which we see the early genius of Steven Speilberg at work. Based on 'true events', Goldie Hawn plays Lou Jean, a not-so-laid-back southern gal intent on breaking her husband (William Atherton) out of a Texan correctional facility, so that together they can reunite with your their young son.
The photography is sublime, whether capturing lines of police cars, wide-open sunset skies or those small, incidental moments of humanity that Spielberg…
It's impossible to describe the love I have for Superman II in this blank space. It has been a headline act in my life for as far back as I can remember. It thrilled me as child. Superman was a God to me. The real God (sorry if you are real, God) never had a prayer. With my confused desire of 'the woman Ursa' it was my awakening. Those black thigh-length PVC boots with a slit up the trouser to…
Among sections of film fandom, there exists a sense of wanting to start a new religion each time Chris Nolan or Denis Villeneuve release a film. Who would argue? Both directors make weighty stuff, loaded with deep philosophical and psychological components that have breathed fresh life into the modern definition of a blockbuster.
It could be said that both directors also make largely humourless, perhaps even airless films that weigh like a five-course meal.
Dune is hefty and gorgeously designed,…