65 Years of Walt Disney’s ‘Lady & the Tramp’

Although not quite as popular as their human counterparts, two likeable pups made their mark in Disney history in 1955, and their story has since cemented itself into the popular imagination,

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She’s a Bad Mama Jama: A Dedication to Pamela Voorhees

As the mother of the famous Jason Voorhees, Ms. Voorhees birthed this franchise, literally and figuratively. 40 years ago, in the franchise’s first film, Pamela Voorhees watched her son drown as a result of the negligence of the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. In a fit of vengeance, she kills the counselors and remains at the camp for years after – murdering anyone who dared to reopen it. After a night of blood and guts, she prepares to take her final victim – Alice Hardy (Adrienne King) – in the film’s climax. Before she had a chance, Alice decapitates Ms. Voorhees, and the film ends with an ominous jump-scare of a young Jason rising from the calm waters of Crystal Lake.

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A Wish My Heart Made: How 70 Years on, Cinderella Continues to Inspire

Films we watch as children fundamentally shape us. We all have films that, though they may not be anything special, are held dearly to us. For me, this film is undoubtedly Cinderella (1950), a film that I have loved from childhood all the way through to my adult life.

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100 Years of Pollyanna: The Legacy of Mary Pickford, and Recapturing Childhood Through Performance

For every Uncut Gems there’s a diamond in the rough. So it is about time we celebrate Pollyanna, arguably Mary Pickford’s best role.

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‘Mean Girls’ – 15 years on and still ‘Fetch’

The endlessly quotable Mean Girls (Dir. Mark Waters, 2004) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. From sleepover institution to cult-classic, the gaudy fashion, clever one liners, and that rendition of ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, is ingrained in the minds of every teen of the noughties. As fresh as ever, the comedy only gets more ‘fetch’ with…

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Looking Back on Fight Club, Twenty Years Later

*Spoilers for Fight Club* Those in tune with recent film festival coverage may have struggled to miss the most widely anticipated and fervently discussed release sparking a new tirade of furious tweets – that of course being Joker. This new origin for DC’s most popular super-villain has either been heralded as the epitome of cinema…

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‘The Terminator’ (1984): It Came From The Future

It took a killer robot from the future to make me aware of a few things, but these didn’t sink in until many years after the robot had been crushed by an industrial press, and had returned in a number of sequels of decreasing quality. (Except for T2: Judgment Day.) Yeah. It took that movie…

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‘The Matrix’ (1999): 20 Years On, We’re Still Tumbling Down The Rabbit Hole

‘What is the Matrix? Control.’ We find Morpheus explaining this to Neo in the Construct; a blank, white space used by him and the Resistance to simulate any situation they require when training to take down the Agents. He’s referring to the farming of human beings to provide power for a dominant race of robots…

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‘Requiem For A Dream’ (2000): Nineteen Years Later

First of all, there’s a lot of films that I love. The kind of films I could talk about for hours on end, for all sorts of different reasons. But there’s one film that stayed with me long after watching (six years later and it’s still vivid in my mind like it’s playing on the…

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