Stephen King Horror Movies Ranked

Everyone who has the slightest knowledge of horror will know who Stephen King is. The acclaimed writer has been one of the most popular authors since the mid-70s, and nowadays his name is still a selling point when a studio is adapting one of his published works. A lot of these adaptations have become cinema…

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REVIEW: “Short of originality, in fact it doesn’t have any at all.” – The Birdcatcher

“Let down by its lack of originality or message.” WWII dramas have been a regular sub-genre of cinema since, well, 1939. Every year the usual suspects line up again for their respective cinematic releases. Despite the usual cannon fodder however, there is always the select few that stand out, either as underrated gems or award…

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The Rise and Fall of Buster Keaton: A Short History of the King of Pratfalls

“If there is a better place in the world to be – when I’m not in front of an audience or a camera – someone else will have to name it.” – Buster Keaton On October 4th 1895, vaudeville performers Joe and Myra Keaton gave birth to Joseph Frank Keaton. Baby Joseph was a mischief,…

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The Florida Project: The Innocent Protagonist

There is no greater innocent protagonist than that of the child in film. Infants have always been the best way to make an audience side with your main characters, it’s a tool that’s been used since Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid back in 1921. Although some films struggle in their ability to delve deep into a…

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How Jordan Peele Converts the Doppelganger Role in ‘Us’

The word doppelganger (derived from German, meaning ‘double-goer’) has always been intertwined with the horror genre. Its origins, deriving from mythology focusing on an evil twin, explain why its depiction on the big screen is always synonymous with scary stories. Although in most instances horror films incorporate twins into their story for a shock reveal…

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