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The Human Animal: "Planet of the Apes" (1968)

      If by its general definition which includes an elemental nihilism in both its thematic genetics and within the limited but evident visual aesthetic, film noir is certainly the most  formally pessimistic of the film genres. 734 more words

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Choir Preaching

If there is one thing I hate it is preaching to the choir.  I don’t care if I’m the preacher, in the choir or just an innocent bystander.   558 more words

Agreement

Cauldron of Blood (1967) aka Blind Man's Bluff

Supposedly subbing in for the recently deceased Claude Rains, Boris Karloff finds himself in this Spanish production with little to do other than sit in his wheel chair and allow Viveca Lindfors to carry the deranged plot forward. 504 more words

Daily Take

#189 – Ben-Hur

Director: William Wyler | Year: 1959

Ben-Hur is described as the “entertainment experience of a lifetime”, which is probably correct. Because at over three and a half hours long, you don’t have much lifetime left to try and top it. 224 more words

The Omega Man (1971)

When number 2 son Kirk suggested we watch the recent blu ray I had picked up of The Omega Man to replace my DVD copy there was really only one thing left to do. 631 more words

Daily Take

From my cold dead hands...

to the heat schorched sands

the ridicolous notion

that more weapons equals peace

demands,

that we quell all our doubts

while holding on to firebrands.

Poetry

"You Know What They Say, Human See, Human Do"

You may, or may not, remember when I started a list of my seven favourite films. I began this endeavour at the start of October, and lost motivation after my fourth article… 923 more words

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