Monthly Archives: February 2014

De Palma and Carpenter Inspire New Genre Thrills in Grand Piano and Blood Glacier

Like many modern films that fall into the niche genre game, Grand Piano and Blood Glacier owe much of their inceptions to other, old films. Thankfully, these two wonderfully audience-baiting flicks find new rhythms and maneuvers to allow them both … Continue reading

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Foreplay and Desire in Hawaii

Marco Berger’s Hawaii is essentially 100 minutes of mental foreplay. A game between two men filled less with heated physical battles of strength and stamina, but rather secret glances, escalating desire, and heated eroticism. The kind of temperature rising sport that … Continue reading

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12 of Laura Dern’s Greatest Gif Moments

It’s Laura Dern’s birthday today, which is cause for celebration. Hell, it should be a national holiday! On my old blog I used to have a tag labelled “The Facial Expressions of Laura Dern” because, well, nobody gives face quite … Continue reading

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The Camera as God in Mother Joan of the Angels

In Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s Mother Joan of the Angels, the director places his camera in the figurative and literal position of God. In this Cannes-winning title from 1961, Kawalerowicz’s stunning, evocative images made of starkly contrasted black and whites – in a nicely … Continue reading

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‘The Great Gatsby’ Continues Worrying Trend by Australia’s Biggest Film Night

For the second year in the row the humbly self-titled “Australian Oscars”, or the AACTA Awards, gave a single film all but one of the awards for which it was nominated. Last year’s belle of the ball was Wayne Blair’s The … Continue reading

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