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Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut

DECONSTRUCTING CINEMA

As part of our Easter Special, Jonahh looks at the scene in Donnie Darko where Frank shows Donnie a time portal and instructs him to burn a house to the ground. More…

IN FOCUS

In Focus

MORE FEATURES

Frequency
Frequency

Part 43 of Deconstructing Cinema involves the issue of time as Patrick takes a look at a scene from Frequency and wonders if he’ll be able to change events in the past. More…

Contact
Contact

Part 25 of Deconstructing Cinema. Jonahh explores a scene from Contact and discovers that the truth might not necessarily be out there, but rather within. More…

21st CENTURY CINEMA

The Host
The Host

Intelligent and entertaining, The Host forces us to ask questions about what makes us who we are and it’s no wonder Niccol chose to direct it, as he’s dealt with these themes several times before. More…

THE EMPORIUM

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut

Norman Buckley brings us a look at Stanley Kubrick’s controversial and almost universally misunderstood Eyes Wide Shut, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. More…

CINEMA REVIEWS

The Hobbit 2
The Hobbit 2

In Peter Jackson’s second installment of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the dwarves, along with Bilbo and Gandalf, continue their quest to reclaim the treasures Smaug the dragon stole. More…

Blu-ray & DVD

Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Ron Woodroof was diagnosed with AIDS and just 30 days to live. He smuggled unapproved pharmaceutical drugs and found more effective at improving his symptoms. More…

DOCUMENTARIES

King Of Christmas Lights
King Of Christmas Lights

This Cutting Edge documentary explores the world of extreme Christmas decorating, meeting the people who adorn their houses in festive regalia every year, and finding out why they do it. More…

TELEVISION SERIES

Dynasty, Season 1
Dynasty, Season 1

As the show that introduced us to the warring Carringtons and Colbys, Dynasty arrived in 1981 with a level of style and decadence that would make shows today pale by comparison. More…

WORLD CINEMA

Le Samouraï
Le Samouraï

We take a look at Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic 1967 thriller Le Samouraï, starring Alain Delon as Jef Costello, a beautiful killer with a beautiful face, and he won’t leave a trace. More…

MOVIE CLASSICS

Wild River
Wild River

Elia Kazan’s smoldering drama sees a representative of the TVA struggling with convincing an elderly woman to sell her land before it’s flooded, and containing his feelings for her widowed granddaughter. More…

CULT MOVIES

The Terminator
The Terminator

Ian Roberts takes a look at some of the queer and feminist theories that have surfaced over the years in relation to James Cameron’s 1984 cult classic science-fiction film, The Terminator. More…

EARLY CINEMA

Sunrise: A Story Of Two Humans
Sunrise: A Story Of Two Humans

Adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story Die Reise nach Tilsit, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is nothing short of a triumph in the realm of early cinema. More…

JAPANESE CINEMA

Dark Water
Dark Water

Hideo Nakata’s Dark Water goes beyond the scares of the menacing vengeful spirit with a solid foundation of drama that clicks into place brilliantly with supernatural horror. More…

SOUNDTRACKS

Samsara
Samsara

Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard and Marcello De Francisci’s score for Ron Fricke’s Samsara yields some wonderful surprises, despite quite a few omissions from the film. More…

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