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Terminal Station (Stazione Termini,1953)

Youtube can be fantastic for watching certain types of films, the only drawback being the constant temptation.

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The Early Works of David Cronenberg (part two)

I  want to be creeped out. I  want to be disturbed. Maybe even repulsed. 

I want to be taken somewhere other filmmakers wouldn’t go. Somewhere that feels radical. Somewhere dangerous.

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The Early Works of David Cronenberg (part one)

Stereo (1969) A touch over three minutes into Shivers (1975), David Cronenberg’s third full-length film (shot under the delicious working title of Orgy of the Blood Parasites), we experience something … Continue reading

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Fractured Fiction & Traumatic Transitions: Discontinuity Editing in Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) 

Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivett, 1974) opens with Celine (Juliet Berto) dashing through a Parisian park, leaving behind a trail of her personal effects which bemused on-looker Julie … Continue reading

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A review of Detainment (2018) from before the controversy

As if in a dream, Detainment (Vincent Lambe) opens with two ten-year old boys set loose in a sleepy shopping centre.  The camera glides, the boys run and tumble in … Continue reading

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The Terminator: Love, Sex, (Artifical) Intelligence

Seeing something utterly familiar in a new light, that’s one of the joys of watching double-bills. At our time travel spectacular last November we had just finished La jetée, one … Continue reading

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My God, its Full of Sex: A Puerile Reading of 2001 A Space Odyssey

A couple of years ago I started seeing things in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Is she dressed as a sperm? Rude things. Are they rubbing a giant alien clitoris? Giggle-inducing … Continue reading

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Projecting Strength in Robocop (1987)

Drawing upon the framing and composition of the Western shoot-out, the expressionist use of light and shadows in film noir and evoking the spectacle of giant-monster B-movies, this image from … Continue reading

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Uwe Boll: The (Complete) Videogame Years

Part One Bad films come in all shapes and sizes. Some are wildly successful (such as Transformers franchise), some are painfully dull (such as Transformers franchise), some are technically flawless … Continue reading

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A Date With an Alien

In October, The Screen Cinema in Winchester put on a very special screening of Alien proceeded by a chat between Ian Nathan from Empire Magazine, promoting his book Alien Vault (‘The definitive story of the making of the film’) and the film’s executive producer, Ivor Powell. This was far too good an opportunity for SuperCool Cinema to pass up.

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Dyer Diary 15: City Rats (2009)

Three-quarters of the way in to our twenty film challenge and it’s time to start putting things in order, time to start tying up loose ends. Two recurring topics for … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dyer Diary 14: Age of Heroes (2011)

He swore to himself no heavy drinking on this one, no turning up to work hungover to fuck (or still arseholed). A week later he was stuck up a Norwegian mountain with nothing … Continue reading

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Dyer Diary 13: The Mean Machine (2001) & The Pinter Plays

Even before his toxic run of flops from 2009-2013, Danny Dyer’s reputation as an actor was being poisoned by his much publicised celebrity lifestyle and derided presenting work on The Real … Continue reading

June 30, 2014

Dyer Diary 12: Pimp (2010)

We return to Danny’s toxic period of box-office calamities from 2009 to 2013. Here it is folks, rock bottom. In a nutshell: Woody, a Soho pimp, has a very bad week at … Continue reading

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Dyer Diary 11: Doghouse (2009)

It started in 2009 with Doghouse. Danny Dyer’s losing streak ran for four years and seventeen critical and commercial stinkers. These are the films which cemented his reputation for playing … Continue reading

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