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Deception and False Uptopia in the Films of Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps).

Deception and False Uptopia in the Films of Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps).

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“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”  Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov.

The above quote from Dostoevsky’s masterful work, The Brothers Karamazov(1878), is a an apt…

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Blackwood (2013) - Adam Wimpenny.

Blackwood (2013) – Adam Wimpenny.

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The ghost story has had a resurgence lately in film and television.  Perhaps the increasing reliance on distancing technology and social media has lead to a desire to retread older forms that now seem prescient but there’s no doubt that the genre as a whole is alive and well, especially for commercially minded lower budget film; the blueprint set up by Hammer’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s The…

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Norte, The End Of History - Lav Diaz (2013).

Norte, The End Of History – Lav Diaz (2013).

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This review contains plot details.

Dostoevsky is a brutal writer, wringing moral development out of human suffering and calamity perhaps like no other.  When approaching his film adaptations, there is a gulf between the filmmakers that get clogged down with obsessive period details (a problem that plagues adaptations of that other great humanistic Russian, Tolstoy) and the filmmakers that…

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A Musicological Study of Ken Russell’s Composer Films - Part 2 (Monitor and Bartok).

A Musicological Study of Ken Russell’s Composer Films – Part 2 (Monitor and Bartok).

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Part 1.

BBC Monitor and the Use of Audio-Visual Form as Musicological Comment.

The medium that Russell first gained traction in was not in fact film but in television documentaries.  The flop of his first feature film, French Dressing(1964), marks the advent of his daring creativity entering into his work as television director; a role he had begun at the BBC for their documentary series,…

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