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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    It’s easy to be sceptical about ‘The Northman’, extreme commitment to period detail and historical fact, or really any ardent attachment to realist aesthetics, is the most common substitute for artistic imagination. Yet if it’s just folk park cinema than it is a really good folk park, Eggers is one of the last working directors still interested in historical opulence, that style which used to dominate prestige cinema circles and history classes the world over and now appears an endangered…

  • Ballad of the Skeletons

    Ballad of the Skeletons

    Ginsberg at his most didactic, and not in the way he is in the likes of his performances of 'Put Down Your Cigarette Rag' on Coen or 'Capitol Air' on Letterman, where there's a lack of polish and pretension to convince you he has a genuine passion for his message. Here Ginsberg goes to almost self parody, his liberal politicism has been cut to a formula, with moronically dull redditor level political lyrics like "Said the Right-to-Life skeleton 'Fetus has…

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  • Lanton Mills

    Lanton Mills

    I have not seen 'Lanton Mills' however I have researched it online and the following for anyone wondering what the story is with this short is everything I found out about 'Lanton Mills' and why it is so hard to find.

    This was Malick's thesis film for the AFI. Later (presumably when he became a big name in film) he donated a VHS copy to the AFI but he stipulated that only AFI scholars can watch the film and that…

  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    There’s an economic principal, Moore’s Law which basically observes the speed and capability of technology will increase every 2 years but the amount one will pay for it will decrease. Since the advent of digital photography one could read into this principal to extrapolate a mass democratization of filmmaking was inevitable, that microbudget amateur filmmaking was to become a bigger part of the cinematic landscape. Yet it never materialized, not in the big way it was expected at least.

    The…