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Hello! I'm an English tween walking the fine line between wit and breathless stupidity. I'm an aspiring screenwriter, novelist and, above all else, pretentious dimwit.


I sometimes post on my DTOID blog when I have a spare few seconds.

I've written a few books about films and games including a full-scale film theory exploration of Blade Runner. All my thingies can be found here.

My main blog is Blogossus. I do flips and stuff.

My old blog can be found hither.

On film:
5/Empire Strikes Back
4/Groundhog Day
3/Pulp Fiction
2/Blade Runner
1/2001: A Space Odyssey

Kubrick, Scorsese, Tarantino, Nolan, Fincher, Mendes, Coen Bros, Spielberg, Hitchcock, de Palma.

Cage, Daniel-Day Lewis, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, Carrey, Murray.

I generally act pretentious and my usual British self when it comes to film. Don't worry. It's only for the next 100 years.

8:30 PM on 01.01.2014

NRH's Final Analysis: Blade Runner

Is there anything left for me to say about the film? I'm trying not to get ahead of myself but I'm something of a Blade Runner fanatic and, some might say, even a Blade Runner academic. I've written a book on the film, I...

Nathan Hardisty

7:00 PM on 12.11.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: "Gatsby? What Gatsby?", Part 2

[Many apologies for the delays. Personal business. Hospital visit. That sort of thing. Many sorries. We're on Wednesdays now too!] Leonardo Dicaprio's entrance in The Great Gatsby is as perfect of an 'adapted' moment as ...

Nathan Hardisty

5:00 PM on 11.24.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: "Gatsby? What Gatsby?", Part 1

The Great Gatsby is undoubtedly one of the finest works of literature. To really sell it short: it's probably the most 'honest' tragedy of human hubris, love and dreams. It's filled to the brim with too much deliciousnes...

Nathan Hardisty

12:00 PM on 11.24.2013

Review: The Day of the Doctor

Fifty years. I can't imagine what this means to people who tuned in to November 23rd, 1963 and watched The Unearthly Child play out. I can't imagine what this means to people who've followed it for more than a decade. I ...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 11.11.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Doctor What?

Ah. Hello. Terribly sorry to about ninety-percent of people who click on these things. Unfortunately a lot of this will depend on you having watched the film and being clued in to Doctor Who. Usually with these things y'all c...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 11.04.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Faith in A New Hope

I don't remember my first viewing of Star Wars. It's become so ingrained into my memory, into brain, that I can't place an exact date on my first viewing of the original trilogy. I do recall specific moments. The trench run, ...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 10.28.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: The ethics of Moon

Moon is an incredible overlooked modern masterpiece. It's probably one of the bravest efforts of science fiction in the last twenty years and most definitely a near-spiritual love letter to Kubrick's magnum opus of 2001 ...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 10.21.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Nihilism in Falling Down

To me, at least, it came as a surprise that Joel 'Batman & Robin' Schumacher directed Falling Down. Falling Down, for the most part, is a very high-voltage social piece set within the confines of one man man's lone journe...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 10.14.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Children of Men, Part 3

On soft gray mornings widows cryThe wise men share a joke;I run to grasp divining signsTo satisfy the hoax. In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson  Children of Men, as we've discussed, is a film that's ab...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 10.07.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Children of Men, Part 2

The gardener plants an evergreen Whilst trampling on a flower. I chase the wind of a prism ship To taste the sweet and sour.  In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson  Clothing. That's a...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 09.30.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Children of Men, Part 1

The dance of the puppets The rusted chains of prison moons Are shattered by the sun. I walk a road, horizons change The tournament's begun.  In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson  Whe...

Nathan Hardisty

5:00 PM on 09.26.2013

Review: Rush

Rush is an odd beast. On paper you'd expect some kind of mechanical, by the books ode to the motorsport with some human drama interspersed. In reality the human drama is on the absolute top of the podium with all the oth...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 09.23.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Sins in American Psycho

American Psycho is not a film I would recommend. That sounds odd coming from someone who wrote an eBook on the film but it is the truth. American Psycho can be interesting, hilarious and thought provoking in that 'c...

Nathan Hardisty

3:00 PM on 09.20.2013

JJ sez Star Wars VII will be "emotional" and buzzword

Our lord and savior JJ Abrams came out of the star-spangled closet to finally say some buzzwords about the Second Coming of Christ a.k.a Episode VII. The Into Darkness director said that he hopes that he will deliver an ...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 09.16.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Scarface & Heisenberg

Scarface doesn't exactly breathe quantum physics theory now does it? It is practically eighties tragedy incorporated complete with synth and cocaine. When I think of Scarface I do think of the setting, the slow dism...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 09.09.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Senna's human drama

I'm not a petrolhead. My father is pretty heavy into motorsports, Formula One in particular. I've never been grabbed by it myself but he pointed me towards Senna as an example of exactly what grabs people about the sport...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 09.04.2013

Jack Nicholson supposedly retiring... supposedly

Oh blimey. This is pretty heavy news. A 'source' has apparently suggested that Mr Nicholson has been suffering some memory loss recently and has chosen to retire from acting altogether. Nicholson's last film last came out ove...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 09.02.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Literally Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation might be one of the oddest Western romance films ever made. It contains no sex scenes between the main two lovers, there's a giant age gap, there's minimal kissing and the relationship develops not th...

Nathan Hardisty

6:30 PM on 08.30.2013

Bradley Cooper is... Rocket Raccoon

After Vin Diesel, John Dimaggio, Neil Patrick Harris, David Tennant, and so many other rumored names, Marvel finally has a face to the voice of its Rocket Raccoon. One of the characters of the upcoming intergalactic space-cre...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 08.26.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Batffleck

Spoilers for Man of Steel. Christopher Nolan left behind a gap. A hole if you will. He had no interest in universe building at one point, Marvel's gigantic Avengers universe collision began just as The Dark Knight c...

Nathan Hardisty

8:00 AM on 08.22.2013

Review: The World's End

The World's End marks the end of the Cornetto trilogy; the long-lived British comedy love affair filled with laughs, cheers and genre bashes. With Shaun of the Dead, the low-key British film scene was imploded upon with a blo...

Nathan Hardisty

4:00 PM on 08.19.2013

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Gasland and truth

Truth is an odd, odd beast. Supersize Me has become notorious for dodging some facts and a host of other documentaries have folded under scrutiny. Gasland has been of interest to me because I want to know the truth. It will a...

Nathan Hardisty