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“Much Ado About Nothing”, or “Fuck You Shakespeare” by Caitlin McGrane

July 5, 2013

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In the last couple of weeks I have come to the uncomfortable realisation that my main purpose in life might actually be to help people figure out with whom they are really in love (don’t worry, I’m fine. It’s funny more than anything else). Therefore, It is with some trepidation (and a glass of much-needed […]

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, or “ERMAGERD, STAHP” by Caitlin McGrane

June 9, 2013

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for quite a while. I’m always intrigued by films exploring religious fundamentalism (see last week’s column). I even dragged some friends along, although Mark Kermode wasn’t all that impressed with some parts of the story (everything about Kate Hudson). There is something deeply unsettling about polite, calm […]

“The Hunt”, or “Mads Mikkelsen is a Perfect Human Being” by Caitlin McGrane

May 24, 2013

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First off, I’d like to start with an apology to readers of this column for its slightly morbid fascination with all things fucked up. A few weeks ago we had Mea Maxima Culpa, last week was The Evil Dead and this week I saw The Hunt. Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, A Royal Affair) stars as […]

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

May 12, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”, or “Sorry Guys There’s Nothing Remotely Funny about this One” by Caitlin McGrane

April 19, 2013

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By the time a film gets reviewed here, it’s sometimes a little bit old. I like to watch films that are slightly obscure, and then recommend that you good people see them, because they often send an important message. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God is one of those films. I really […]