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“The Evil Dead”, or “Young Sam Raimi Is a Sick Dude” by Caitlin McGrane

May 12, 2013


So, The Evil Dead. It’s been re-made very recently by Fede Alvarez, and has received some not-so rave reviews, which is odd given that the original director (Sam Raimi) is one of the producers of the new one. My favourite film critic, Mark Kermode, recommended that listeners to his show should watch the original for […]

“When Harry Met Sally…”, or “Can Men and Women Ever Be Friends? CAN THEY?” by Caitlin McGrane

April 26, 2013


This weekend I had what I like to call a ‘gender-stereotype-conformation-evening’. Lindt was on special in the supermarket and I decided to watch arguably the most classic of rom-coms, When Harry Met Sally… (I also watched The Notebook). Stop looking at my like that. Sometimes, I want a bit of chocolate and some shirtless Ryan […]

Will Kay: Tilda Swinton is a Captivating “Orlando”

April 25, 2013


Orlando (1992) is a mesmerisingly beautiful film. Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, the story follows the life of Orlando over 400 years, two continents and two genders. While the story isn’t particularly well told, the themes and ideas of the story are successfully imparted. What really makes this film worth watching […]

“Withnail & I”, or “RIP Richard Griffiths, You Wonderful Man” by Caitlin McGrane

April 12, 2013


One of the greatest moments of my life to date was meeting Paul McGann (best known for his portrayals of the eighth Doctor, and the eponymous I of Withnail & I). He was utterly charming and had the most beautiful blue eyes. Indeed, he looked deep into my own eyes as he shook my hand […]

“Manhattan”, or “Circus Mirror Fun” by Caitlin McGrane

March 22, 2013


It is a sad truth almost universally acknowledged that writers are neurotic. From Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw to Girls’ Hannah Horvath to Manhattan’s Isaac Davis (Woody Allen). Isaac (Ike to his friends) is 42 and dating 17 year-old Tracy (Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest). She’s kind, intelligent, sweet, and in High School. Isaac […]

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, or ‘Pleeease don’t kill my favourite book’ by Caitlin McGrane

March 8, 2013


My love for Harper Lee’s incredible novel To Kill A Mockingbird is deep and everlasting. From the moment my dad handed me a copy when I was 12, I was addicted. Scout, Jem and Atticus were the perfect companions for my tweenage angst; Scout with her mouthy tempestuousness, Jem as the brave brother I never […]

“The Graduate”: Young Dustin Hoffman is a bit of Alright by Caitlin McGrane

February 8, 2013


I’ve never been a Simon & Garkfunkel fan really. Having been brought up on a steady diet of The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Pogues and the like (Hi Dad!), I’ve always considered their noodly-poodly whimsical music to be a bit passé. Since I watched The Graduate, however, I’ve been listening almost non-stop (their dulcet […]