How ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Reshapes the “Man Alone” with Vampire Cinema

How ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ Reshapes the “Man Alone” with Vampire Cinema

Reassessing New Zealand cinema’s “man alone” trope for Taika Waititi’s much-loved vampire mockumentary ‘What We Do In the Shadows’. Essay by Jacob Davis.

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10 Best Horror Films 2020

10 Best Horror Films 2020

It has been tough to find the best quality movies in 2020, but here are the 10 Best Horror Films 2020 for fans of the horror genre to enjoy. List by Jacob Davis.

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The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) Review

The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) Review

It’s Netflix Christmas with the 2nd instalment of ‘The Princess Switch’, ‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again’ starring Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens and… Vanessa Hudgens. Jacob Davis reviews.

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10 Best Horror Movies of the 2000s

10 Best Horror Movies of the 2000s

The 2000s is something of an underrated decade for horror, the decade throwing up critical darling, genre defining fare and audience pleasers alike. Here are the 10 best horror movies of the 2000s. List by Jacob Davis.

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Where to Start with David Lynch

Where to Start with David Lynch

Where to start with David Lynch, the painter turned screen artist who has left an indelible mark on American cinema. Jacob Davis offers a guide on how to introduce yourself to the dream-like state of Lynch’s filmography.

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Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon

Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon

How the Great Pit of Carkoon in ‘Star Wars – Return of the Jedi’ is an example of commodified transmedia storytelling and blockbuster filmmaking. Essay by Jacob Davis.

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Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

“It’s hard to imagine a film more relevant to the past and present being released this year”. Spike Lee’s Netflix Original exploration of PTSD, race and neo-imperialism reviewed by Jacob Davis.

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So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play

So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play

“Comparing this movie to Hallmark is offensive to Hallmark – their films are basically ‘Citizen Kane’ compared to this.” Jacob Davis on ‘Romance In the Outfield: Double Play’ and “knowing why a film doesn’t work is key to understanding why others do.”

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So Bad It’s Good: Pitching Love and Catching Faith

So Bad It’s Good: Pitching Love and Catching Faith

“Just forget that was motivation because nothing matters, everything withers and dies, this movie has sapped any meaning from life. Kiss or no kiss, that’s the only question.” Jacob Davis on ‘Pitching Love Catching Faith’ (2015) for the So Bad It’s Good series.

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