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  • Teen Wolf

    ★★★★

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

  • To Be or Not to Be

    ★★★★

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★

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  • Teen Wolf

    Teen Wolf

    ★★★★

    In 1985 ‘Teen Wolf’ grossed $80 million on $1.2 budget. To put it simply it was a hit. 36 years later such a fact is now inconceivable, there is no way the modern mass culture would graciously accept a film of werewolves playing basketball, highly choreographed canine dance sequences and the biggest villains being a cartoonish vice-principal and high school bully. Modern pop-culture wants its entertainments silly by way of utmost solemnity, they want men in spandex suits throwing quips…

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★

    Among the endless mediocre beats of Taylor Swift’s new film, or rather extended montage, ‘All Too Well’, an adaption which aims to literalise the content of her 2012 song about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, there comes a scene post break up of the two that while not unique in the context of the film is probably the most complete condensation of its tacky style. Swift (played by Sadie Sink) is typing angrily, the camera isn’t focusing on Sink however…

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  • Lanton Mills

    Lanton Mills

    I have not seen 'Lanton Mills' however I have researched it online and the following for anyone wondering what the story is with this short is everything I found out about 'Lanton Mills' and why it is so hard to find.

    This was Malick's thesis film for the AFI. Later (presumably when he became a big name in film) he donated a VHS copy to the AFI but he stipulated that only AFI scholars can watch the film and that…

  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    There’s an economic principal, Moore’s Law which basically observes the speed and capability of technology will increase every 2 years but the amount one will pay for it will decrease. Since the advent of digital photography one could read into this principal to extrapolate a mass democratization of filmmaking was inevitable, that microbudget amateur filmmaking was to become a bigger part of the cinematic landscape. Yet it never materialized, not in the big way it was expected at least.

    The…