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4:36 PM on 12.04.2012

Skyfall: Bond about Bond

Note: Yes, I've been away. Yes, I've been busy. Yes, it's somewhat late to be prancing about Skyfall but, goddamnit, I had something to say. Expect irregularly scheduled content from here on in. I have missed writing about fi...   read

1:37 PM on 09.23.2012

Aliens: Call to Action

t's interesting to consider the massive array of talent that was suckered into theAliens franchise. The fire waskick-startedby Ridley Scott, a man who would go on to do incredible things with the sci-fi genre. James Came...   read

11:13 AM on 09.17.2012

Alien: The protagonist paradigm

Note: I get a bit too preachy and feministy with this, and indeed assume and rant and whatever. I'm sorry. Last few days have been a nightmare. What do you think of when I say 'classic strong female heroine'? Some of you ...   read

5:18 PM on 09.08.2012

Aliens Essay Season

I am so so sorry for dying for the past few... months. I apologize so so much. Consider this my 'comeback' because I've given up video-game journalism for filmy stuff instead. Expect more and more of ME around these parts. &...   read

10:41 AM on 08.16.2012

An update

Not dead. Writing books. Maybe a filmy essay soon. I know I promised to write every week. Many sorries. Busy busy with university applications. x Nathan   read

5:03 PM on 07.23.2012

The Dark Knight Rises: The ideology of hope

SPOILERS So that was pretty good. Better than Dark Knight good? Not sure. It feels like a completely disconnected film yet familiar with its escalation. It's like a lovechild between the two films actually, and this lov...   read

11:18 AM on 06.25.2012

My free eBook on Blade Runner is now available

It’s available here to read in PDF (for now). 30 years ago Ridley Scott changed the world. I genuinely believe Blade Runner was a watershed moment in cinema history and I have absolutely no experience in dissecting and t...   read

12:49 PM on 06.18.2012

Alien: Genesis of fear

“I’ll try to terrify you first, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll horrify you, and if I can’t make it there, I’ll try to gross you out. I’m not proud.” – Stephen King SPOILERS Alien is probably one of Ridle...   read

5:33 PM on 06.10.2012

The Dollars Trilogy - Part Two: The Good, The Bad and the significance of beauty

Spoilers The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is often revered as the greatest Western ever made. It's a near 3 hour epic spanning across the US civil war, covering the Wild West at its absolute peak. The grandiose score, the i...   read

5:26 PM on 06.03.2012

The Dollars Trilogy - Part One: The movement of identity

Spoilers And so I return to the lands of film theory. Throughout my examinations, I was able to find the smallest of relaxation times. I spent it reading up on some philosophy, psychology and tried to beef up my repertoire...   read

11:18 AM on 04.15.2012


This was a pretty hard decision for me to come to, but it’s one that I need to take. For the next month and a half I’ll be thrown into the hardest academic period of my life and I need to be at peak efficiency. This means...   read

5:22 PM on 04.01.2012

A New Hope: The Influence of Faith

“I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 I can’t really recall my first time with Star Wars. I can recall seeing each of...   read

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