Documentary

‘Blow-Up’: The Importance and Influence of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Stylish, Thought-Provoking Mystery

  By Sven Mikulec In 1966, the Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni, already famous as one of the most prominent European…

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How Francis Ford Coppola Breathed New Life into ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

  By Koraljka Suton It could be deemed rather poetic that the origins of two of the most iconic and…

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‘They Live’: John Carpenter’s Brilliantly Simple and Hugely Enjoyable Assault on Reagan’s America

  By Sven Mikulec During the 1980s, John Carpenter stumbled upon a comic book based on Ray Nelson’s 1963 short…

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‘Paths of Glory’: Stanley Kubrick’s First Step Towards Cinema Immortality

  By Sven Mikulec There's a picture that will always be good, years from now, the great Kirk Douglas told…

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‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’: Steven Spielberg’s Gamble That Paid Off Generously

  By Sven Mikulec Upon making Jaws, the first true blockbuster and a shocking money-maker, Steven Spielberg was under enormous…

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‘DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A SICK MAN TO YOU?’: The Horror of Identity and the Identity of Horror in David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

  By Travis Woods TELEPOD 1: STATHIS He watches Her, trembling and nerve-twitched, eyes darting, lips pulled back over protruding…

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‘Charley Varrick’ (1973): Don Siegel’s Masterclass in Seamless Storytelling

  By Koraljka Suton Two years after having made the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Dirty Harry, a seminal police…

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40 Years of Hurt, Face-Hugging Dreams of Breathing: Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

Alien poster art by Brian Taylor   By Tim Pelan Ripley's words to the Xenomorph in Alien 3 sum up…

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To the Wonder: The Lyrical Appeal and Influence of Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’

  By Tim Pelan Richard Donner, director of The Omen, the Lethal Weapon series, The Goonies, but oh so especially…

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