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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‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually

‘In the Cut’ and How Marriage Can Kill You, Actually

How Jane Campion erotic thriller ‘In the Cut’ (2003) starring Meg Ryan subverted the expectations of the erotic thriller genre and has gone underappreciated for close to two decades. Article by Margaret Roarty.

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Katie Doyle’s “Movies I had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With” Part 5: The Exorcist

Katie Doyle’s “Movies I had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With” Part 5: The Exorcist

“inspiration has come from the most unexpected of places – the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist. God really does work in mysterious ways.” – Katie Doyle in Pt. 5 of her Religious/Spiritual Experience series.

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Funny Games and the Victimisation of the Audience

Funny Games and the Victimisation of the Audience

How Michael Haneke makes us as much the victims of his world-renowned horror film ‘Funny Games’ as he does his central characters. A feature essay by Jacob Heayes.

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How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom

How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom

How in trying to avoid taking pointers from ‘The Wicker Man’, Ari Aster made the closest thing to it, ‘Midsommar’, and how both films use the same wisdom to terrify all of us. Article by Louis B Scheuer.

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Requiem for an American Dream

Requiem for an American Dream

Requiem for an American Dream – how Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Requiem for a Dream’ (2000) is about more than just drugs, it’s about commodification, capitalism and modernity. Article by Kristina Murkett.

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Loincloths, Muscles, Sorcery and the Rock of Uranus: A Journey Into the Realm of the Italian Peplum (c.1958-1965)

Loincloths, Muscles, Sorcery and the Rock of Uranus: A Journey Into the Realm of the Italian Peplum (c.1958-1965)

A journey into Italian Peplum, the cinema of mythical gods, muscle-bound heroes, sorcery and loincloths, as presented by Paul A J Lewis.

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