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October 26, 2020

As I have mentioned previously, my wife’s work on zombie films has opened me up to an entire genre of worthy films with plenty of international flair. From Shaun of the Dead (Great Britain) to Train to Busan (South Korea) to Dead Snow (Norway) to Juan of the Dead (Cuba...

October 19, 2020

The current state of film, pandemic aside, seems to find studios constantly trying to follow popular trends and re-booting past successes will endless money in pursuit of box office domination. Used to be that the heartbeat of cinema pulsated with passionate filmmakers...

October 12, 2020

Some day soon, New Zealand will get its rightful recognition as the birthplace of some of modern film’s most gifted minds. Two of the most revered Kiwi filmmakers would be Peter Jackson and Jane Campion. But this charming country has also gifted the world such cinemati...

October 5, 2020

“Do you know what the most frightening thing in the world is? Nothing. That’s what I found in the boy. No conscience, no fear, no humanity. Just a blank void.” – ANGEL, (I’ve Got You Under My Skin)

Even before the popularity of podcasts and the explosion of true crime d...

September 28, 2020

When Tupac Shakur’s life was cut short in 1996, not only did he leave behind a growing impact on the world of rap and hip-hop music but also “what ifs” regarding his developing acting career. Although he only appeared in a handful of films, he left the cinematic world...

September 21, 2020

To call the current state of political discourse volatile is to make an understatement of epic proportions. Between Social Media, infinite political commentators, and a 24/7 news cycle there would be no escaping politics on a good day. But throw in a global pandemic an...

December 9, 2019

My first love will always be American cinema. It’s what I was raised on and has provided a steady diet of enlightenment, escapism, and guilt-free entertainment. But as I grew and my tastes expanded, I wanted more. My first foray into foreign film, i.e. films with subti...

December 2, 2019

Climate change is real. Naysayers who ground their disbelief in a devotion to oil, coal, and just general ignorance may not see the day this planet comes to an apocalyptic ending of our own creation, but it’s coming. Denying climate change is like denying gravity, the...

November 25, 2019

In recent years, Ben Affleck has received deserved praise for his work as a director. He found box office success in 2010 with the skillfully directed heist drama The Town, which also earned Jeremy Renner a Best Supporting Oscar nomination. Affleck was robbed of at lea...

October 28, 2019

With the advent of social media and the proliferation of the 24-hour-a-day news cycle, a much-needed light has been shined on bullying. As if growing up isn’t hard enough there seems to be one constant: there will always be those who single out and punish those they se...

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