SuperCool Cinema

More Than Just Film

Dyer Diary 2: 7lives (2011)

7Lives (2011)   In a nutshell: According to the publicity blurb, 7Lives is The Wizard of Oz meets It’s a Wonderful Life. What could make somebody say something like that?  … Continue reading

January 4, 2014

Dyer Diary 1: Freerunner (2011)

Dear Diary, For reasons which can’t yet be put into words, SuperCool Cinema will spend much of the next twelve months consuming and analysing the cinematic works of Mr Danny Dyer. … Continue reading

December 23, 2013


I let it happen too often for my own good and (unless your hobbies include cage-fighting and vigilantism) I’m going to assume that you do this too. I’m walking home … Continue reading

October 9, 2013

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

August 8, 2013

Life within Lost Transmissions

I sense it approaching but it still takes my breath away.  The background wash of distorted chatter and whirring electronics becomes punctuated by beats and tones, contorting and fusing under … Continue reading

May 21, 2013

Man on Fire

Simmering with tension between America’s past and present, Tony Scott’s Man on Fire harks back to the mythology of the great Western frontier as a response to the terror attacks … Continue reading

May 19, 2013

I went searching for meaning in Baise-moi (2000) so you don’t have to.

In the 2002 French Presidential elections, Jean-Marie Le Pen of the Front National shocked the political world by becoming the first candidate from an extreme-right party to reach the second … Continue reading

April 15, 2013

Confronting the Mystery Man in Lost Highway

Everything appears normal. I’m upstairs in my old family home. I walk into my parent’s bedroom and hear a strange mooing noise. My throat contracts as I sense something alien, … Continue reading

March 21, 2013

The King of Comedy

Here is my piece for the excellent Static Mass Emporium on The King of Comedy‘s opening scenes and the remarkable true events in which they’re rooted. Even at the tender … Continue reading

February 13, 2013

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

January 30, 2013
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