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And Now the Screaming Starts

And Now the Screaming Starts

| June 26, 2006 | 0 Comments

When you talk about old school British horror films, most likely the conversation travels towards the legendary Hammer Studios. It’s natural. They were a very showy bunch. But they weren’t the only creeps in town who were churning out genre flicks like a busy witch brewing up spells on Halloween. Amicus Studios was doing a […]

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Cast Away

Cast Away

| January 3, 2001

Robert Zemeckis tries too hard. That’s the problem with his post-Forrest Gump career. No one can deny that he’s from the Steven Spielberg school of filmmaking. His emotional messages seem to mirror those of Spielberg’s, a celebration of wonder, of youth, and of Americana. Yet with Zemeckis this always comes off as forced. He never […]

Rushmore

Rushmore

| March 10, 2000

In an industry bankrupt of emotion it’s always refreshing to see the real thing. There are different emotional responses a film can pull from us, the standards that will always have some resonance; loss of a child, terminal illness, plane crashes. These and others like them are the big guns, the now cliché devices meant […]