Review: Monsters

  [Because the film opens theatrically in NY and LA today, and has been available online for a month on VOD, here is a re-post of my review for Gareth Edwards' Monsters. Also check out Jandy's take on the film and if you want further Monsters reading, check out my interview with the director posted up over at Twitch.] There are monsters amoung us –...

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Racism: Alive and Well

When I saw The Order of Myths earlier this year, I was surprised to find that such a public display of race division was still alive and accepted in the US. It’s not to say that I live in an ideal world where racism doesn’t exist but it’s usually a topic that hides behind closed doors, which people discuss in hushed whispers and (mostly) deny in public....

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Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon Trailer

The list of “must see” films for this autumn/winter season is stupendous and it just seems to be getting longer by the second. The latest addition: Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon. Adapted from his play for the big screen, Peter Morgan’s script documents a series of televised interviews that Richard Nixon granted David Frost in 1977, a series...

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Oliver Stone’s W. Trailer

A little while back, Jonathan posted the first image of Josh Brolin as President Bush. It’s safe to say that that magazine cover caused as much controversy as the announcement that button pushing Oliver Stone was behind the film about the currently US president. I’m tempted to think that this has disaster in the making written all over it. To begin...

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