Top of the Docs #42 – Can’t Get You Out of My Head (2021)

Renowned for his breadth of research and incisive analysis, Curtis’ documentaries usually focus on an aspect of history, exploring its cultural, social and political impacts.

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“What Did She Say?!”- Flip Screen Presents The Best Quotes by Scream Queens

But this column is dedicated to Women in Horror, so although those famous lines are cool, we here think there’s something more worth mentioning. We want to raise the bar. We want to set our sights on unmarked territory and talk about the unsung quotes of horror’s favorite scream queens. The horror genre is too often left out of film conversations, and women in horror are even less talked about. As you know, the writers of this column are over that BS, and we spend our time trying to highlight the badass women who have conquered this genre. Honoring the best scream queen quotes is just the next stop on this highway to hell!

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[Between the Lines] Seeing and Hearing Through the Protagonist in the ‘Sound of Metal’ (2019) Screenplay

Setting up and subsequently flipping Ruben’s world within seven pages is a testament to the writers using tried and tested techniques to tell a new, interesting story.

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Top of the Docs #41 – IFFR Special: ‘Les sorcieres de l’Orient’ (2021)

This year at IFFR, Faraut returns with his new film, Les sorcieres de l’Orient, a story of triumph, dedication, and perhaps Japan’s most iconic sports team.

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[The Revolution Will Be Televised] ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (2019) and the Mythological Bedrock of Rebellion

True History illuminates the ways shared fiction gives form and mass to rebellion, and how cult mythology acts as the cornerstone to revolt.

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Top of the Docs #40 – IFFR Review: Archipelago

Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s documentary takes a poetic approach to what makes up “place” and the result is perhaps one of the most interesting psycho-geographic documentaries in recent years.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #19 – The Comic Strip Style of Sergio Corbucci

John Ford had John Wayne, Sergio Leone had Clint Eastwood and Sergio Corbucci had Franco Nero. Often seen as the face of Spaghetti Westerns, Nero’s rise to cult fame had a director correlation with the works of Corbucci. Making several Westerns during his illustrious career, his most acclaimed work came during the late 60s, like…

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Top of the Docs #39 – Sundance: All Light, Everywhere

One of the hidden gems from this year’s Sundance, Anthony has quietly made one of the most vital documentaries of the year, one that shows nearly 50 years on that Harry Caul’s breakdown in trust was more than justified.

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #18 – ‘Attack of the 50 Foot Woman’ (1958): America’s Fear of Second-Wave Feminism

Certain movie posters can stay ingrained on your mind whether or not you’ve seen the film in question. A shark lurking beneath the ocean’s surface of an unaware swimmer has been spoofed until its original poster has become a cliché. And so before movie posters were just a compilation of Photoshop faces to attract you…

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[Between the Lines] The Best Narratives of 2020

To kickstart a new year for Between the Lines, I wanted to talk about five films that stood out to me purely on their story and writing aspects.

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