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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


Interview: JayetAl

JayetAl performed their La jetée soundtrack at our time travel spectacular on 22nd November 2012.  We asked questions first. You don’t need a flux capacitor to prove that time travel … Continue reading

November 12, 2012

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

November 2, 2012

Twenty-Eight Seconds of ‘Pure Cinema’

Making magic happen in Alfred Hitchcock’s Murder! (1930)

October 28, 2012

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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Easy Rider

SuperCool Cinema is delighted to post its first article from guest blogger Laura Hubner (head of film at Winchester University) who sets the scene for our next feature presentation. Easy … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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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