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Quasi-GothWatch: Vanden

I don’t think there are many movie-buffs who’d disagree that American Psycho (2000) is far superior to its cash-in sequel… in part because the latter was a generic “killing to get ahead” story of ruthless ambition, while the former is … Continue reading

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May The Swartz Be With You

Although I’m working on a Fantasy/S&S comic-book script right now, and don’t have to worry too much about historical accuracy and anachronisms, I have been reading about how some famous period films have made old-timey London seem much whiter than it actually … Continue reading

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Life Ain’t Pretty For A Pig-Faced Girl

[Contains unconvincingly-accented SPOILERS] There were several modern reimaginings of the Cinderella story on TV this Xmas, but they largely chose to dispense with the magical elements that made the original fairy tales so much fun… whereas Penelope (2006) is a … Continue reading

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A Near Life Experience

Just Like Heaven (2005) was a terrible film for me to watch this week. Not that the film itself is terrible… in fact I thought it was a pitch perfect rom-com, with an incredibly moving supernatural mystery at its core… … Continue reading

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Alanna Ubach as “Mesquita”

Last week I watched Freeway, a rather bleak, black comedy based on Little Red Riding Hood, but set in modern times. Reese Witherspoon stars as the lost girl, doing her best to evade a wolfish serial killer (played by Keifer … Continue reading

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