SuperCool Cinema

More Than Just Film

Irréversible

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

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

Family vs State (Sponsored Terror) in Spielberg’s Neglected Masterpiece

Steven Spielberg’s Munich (2005) is not an easy film to love. Based on Israel’s retaliation to the massacre at the 1972 Olympics, there is no doubting the relevance and potency … Continue reading

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