A love letter to IT(2017) part 1: Pennywise Lives!

You might have noticed that the last post ended a bit abruptly, and an abrupt end is only justified if it leads up to something bigger. Like with this film, the ending just kinda happens. It’s not like there’s no build up at all, but the fight at the end is something the kid’s don’t really prepare for so when it happens, you’re not expecting it to be the climax. Continue reading “A love letter to IT(2017) part 1: Pennywise Lives!”

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A love letter to IT (2017) part 1: From Book to Film

Whenever Gordon Ramsay likes a dish, his go to saying is, ‘wowowow’. This trifecta of awe is a simply yet effective way of expressing, to me at least, that he approves of the ingredients, the way the food looks on the plate, and the way it tastes. The reason I bring this up is because I can think of no more fitting expression to summarise my thoughts on the new adaptation of, in my opinion, Stephen King’s best work – if I were to do it briefly that is. Continue reading “A love letter to IT (2017) part 1: From Book to Film”

Transgression Cinema: Nekromantik

I’ve always been fascinated with the 80’s. I think it’s because it was the decade of weirdness in cinema; even the films that will be remembered forever as timeless classics have a certain vibe when they’re from the 80’s. It’s a vibe made from strange fashion trends, grainy soundtracks and a bright yet vintage tint on everything – maybe that makes no sense, but you know what I mean, you always know when you’re watching a film from the 80’s. Continue reading “Transgression Cinema: Nekromantik”

The Worst Ways to Die in a Horror Film (100-91)

Death is a huge part of the horror genre, perhaps because for a lot of us, death is what we fear the most. We get along with our lives, barely noticing that death is an ever present background feature, and even when we do consider our own demises, we always hope for something quick and peaceful. Unfortunately, that can’t always be the case but no matter the scenario we might find ourselves in when we’re knocking on death’s door, it could always be worse – that is, we could be in a horror film. Continue reading “The Worst Ways to Die in a Horror Film (100-91)”

How Lillyhammer Gave New Life to the Gangster Genre

‘Just when I though I was out, they pull me back in’ – not just an admission of surrender from the great Al Pacino in the extremely underrated Godfather 3, but a statement that can be made about the mafia-crime film genre as a whole. No matter how many are made, we lap them up – and for the many reasons, it most likely stems from the fact we all kind of wish we could all be as intimidating as Robert De Niro, or as underestimated as Joe Pesci.
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Bitter Bastard: Alien:Covenant

When you’re a film lover, one of the best things is to love something you watch. You get to end credits and you feel like you’ve just had a big glass of some refreshing fruit juice that leaves an exquisite taste in your mouth. That said, it can also be really fun to hate things too. But then, there are other times, when hating on a film is fun wasteland, and that’s when you get to the end credits and feel bitterly disappointed. And that, I’m sad to say, is where I place my thoughts on Alien: Covenant.  Continue reading “Bitter Bastard: Alien:Covenant”

Alien’s Stranger Sequel: Alien 2: On Earth

One thing that makes the Alien franchise so interesting is that it grew from one of the simplest, yet most effective ideas that’s every been put to screen. Science Fiction has been a big part of cinema for a long time now, but it wasn’t until 1979, and the release of Alien, that people began to truly fear the notion of outer space, and life on other planets. Continue reading “Alien’s Stranger Sequel: Alien 2: On Earth”