Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020)

Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020)

How ‘Vivarium’ (2020) succeeds in frustrating some and enlightening others through its choice of presenting actively-passive characters against all usual writing principles. Essay by Kieran Judge.

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Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

When plot twists work and when they don’t. Kieran Judge explores one of cinema’s most controversial, discussion stirring narrative elements, ruminating on some of the form’s best and most famous examples.

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Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964)

Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964)

Over half a century later, Hitchcock’s movies still have us on the edge of our seats. But why? Kieran Judge breaks down how he masterfully manipulates his audience in a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene from ‘Marnie’ (1964).

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The Scariest Scene of the 2010s – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Scariest Scene of the 2010s – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Despite the resurgence of horror in the 2010s, the scariest scene of the decade came from a ‘Star Wars’ movie? Kieran Judge explores how Darth Vader has never been more terrifying than in ‘Rogue One’.

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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) Snapshot Review

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) Snapshot Review

New Spidey movie ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ (2019) marks the 22nd entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kieran Judge reviews the film starring Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Us (2019) Review

Us (2019) Review

Jordan Peele returns with his latest horror outing ‘Us’ (2019), a film Kieran Judge has described as “a startling vision by one of the new masters of the dark side of humanity”.

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Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and ‘Alien’

Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and ‘Alien’

When you think of ‘Alien’, you think of Ridley Scott and the Xenomorph, but the man behind the disturbing visuals is H.R. Giger, the artist profiled by Kieran Judge in this article.

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