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The Master (2012) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Lancaster Dodd: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you. While Paul Thomas Anderson’s film catalogue may not be expansive his

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Lost Horizon (1937) – Frank Capra

Along with Woody Allen’s Sleeper, Lost Horizon is another movie recommended to me by fellow blogger Badfinger20. It is a Frank Capra film based on the 1933 novel of the same name by James Hilton. IMDB storyline: British diplomat Robert

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Sleeper (1973) – Woody Allen

Sleeper is a scantly known Woody Allen movie recommended to me by fellow blogger badfinger20. I was enthralled by it and frankly it remains a mystery how it isn’t more widely known. I cannot remember the last time I laughed

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Reflections on the ‘Who Killed JFK’ article

I wrote an article here in 2014 about the documentary – The Kennedy Assassination – Beyond Conspiracy. I wrote excerpts from the documentary in an attempt to expose the hypocrisy and misleading farse that which is the famous JFK movie directed

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A little known Australian movie called ‘Candy’ and Tim Buckley’s ‘Song to the Siren’

Heath Ledger was at the peak of his acting prowess when he sadly departed from this great play we all take part called ‘Life’.  He was posthumously awarded the Oscar for best supporting actor in his role as the Joker

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Mandy – An art-house supernatural horror trip

Mandy was certainly a trip to the bottom of the pit. If ever there was a movie which will assuredly become a cult classic, it’s Mandy. Also, if there is such a genre as art-house supernatural horror, then Mandy would

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Crikey! ‘That’s a tough mother bleepin’ wooden door’

A fellow Aussie’s commentary on the greatest police ‘fail’ ever. Related Articles: 1. Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson 2. Gillette is on point 3. Movies and TV menu

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Could watching the Phantom Thread become a *new* New Year’s tradition?

What movies do you enjoy watching at New Year? The Phantom Thread is so damn good. It gets better on repeated viewings. I always felt that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There will be Blood was a homage of sorts to Orson

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Roma – A Latino Cinematic Masterpiece (2018)

I watched Roma two days ago and I felt that as an ‘art-house’ feature it was a masterpiece. I think unless you have lived in Latin America for an extended period it may be difficult to become emotionally attached to

Posted in Movies and TV, Reflections

Moneyball and Wallstreet

One of my favourite sporting movies is Moneyball.  Those outside of the US may not have watched it or even heard of this Oscar nominated picture. It’s a movie about the adaption of innovative saber-metrics which changed how the game

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