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Twin Peaks is a story about grief, of the endless ways the loss of one life reshapes so many others. The death of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) is the loss of a friend, the thought of having failed a daughter, a reminder of your own mortality and ultimately the end…


Benjamin Ree’s The Painter and The Thief is a fly on the wall documentary about the unlikely friendship between painter Barbora Kysilkova and Karl-Bertil Nordland who was behind the high profile theft of two of her paintings from a gallery. …


It is no secret that time is one of Christopher Nolan’s greatest fascinations. From Memento, which takes place entirely in reverse order and follows a man who can form no new memories as he tries to piece together meaning without consequence, to Interstellar which presents time not as linear cause…


The Walking Dead is a corpse of a show, dragging itself along as leads and fan favourites fall away, never to be seen again. This is far from true for the show’s first season; a tight 6 episode miniseries from Frank Darabont that if it had not been followed by…


It’s 2007 and two old friends catch each other’s eye at a train crossing, neither able to turn and say something for fear of their years of distance having irreparably pulled them apart.

It’s 2016 and two young adults with a shared past they can’t quite remember keep narrowly missing…


Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Sciamma, 2019) and The Lighthouse (Eggers, 2019) are two of the most celebrated films of last year but that’s far from their only similarity. Both movies centre the developing relationships of two people isolated on an island though to drastically different ends. Despite clear…


Jojo Rabbit, released late 2019 to much fanfare and about as much discourse is the story of a 10 year old German boy and aspiring Hitler Youth member who has an imaginary friend in the form of Adolf Hitler finding a Jewish girl living in his attic. While from the…


Sometime late 2017 or early 2018 a cropped image of Bugs Bunny began circulating, its top text reading “we live in a society” and its bottom text just out of frame, lost in the aether. The image, through an all too familiar moment of ironic reclamation took on a new…


In recent years, the “video essay” format has become increasingly popular on platforms like YouTube and Vimeo as an avenue for film criticism and analysis. Distinct from the “dude rambles in his bedroom” genre of film reviews and the ever popular “dude playing a guy who hates movies yells at…


Brigsby Bear is a surprisingly sweet comedy released in 2017 from director Dave McCary and writer Kyle Mooney of SNL and Good Neighbour fame and it is at least the second best bear related movie of that year that made me cry.

The film tells the story of James, a…

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