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‘Rosemary’s Baby’

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is an odd film. Having just watched the Seventies classic, Straw Dogs, I was struck by the similarities b… More→

‘Straw Dogs’

David Sumner, the main character in Straw Dogs (1971), comes across as a kind of Benjamin Braddock from The Graduate, (both … More→

Snow

The world appears ordinary, and then the snow falls. Like a mysteriously wrapped Christo sculpture, everything becomes new again.… More→

The End

It starts with the end. At least that’s how you know you have an exceptional story — think of an amazing ending and work back to the… More→

The Beginning

Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. They usually open at the start of this sequence and close at ‘the end’. They can ope… More→

‘McCullin’

Directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, the 2012 documentary McCullin provides an insightful journey through Don McCullin’s w… More→

Whitewashing

It’s been happening for a long time but, once again, it’s come to the fore — so-called ‘whitewashing’. This occurs when Caucasian actors (i… More→

Reboots With Women

The supernatural comedy-horror Ghostbusters (1984) has a fan base that propelled it to cult film status. So, when the reboot was… More→

‘The Outer Limits’

The narrator, or the ‘Control Voice’, in The Outer Limits (1963 – 1965) speaks to the audience as if they are subjects in a labor… More→

The Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a framework that identifies the various stages a hero passes through as he/she goes on their adventure. It s… More→