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Naked (1993) – Mike Leigh (Friday’s Finest)

Naked is a dark and confronting black-comedy film about a violent sex offender in London. This vagabond Johnny who wanders the streets expounding his world view at length to anyone who will listen is a detestable, but loquacious intellectual. I

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Once Were Warriors (1994) – Lee Tamahori (Friday’s Finest)

The movie now glorified as the big cinema game changer in 1994 is the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Pulp Fiction, but Once Were Warriors released the same year had a much bigger impact on me. After multiple viewings extrapolating the

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The Castle (1997) – Rob Sitch (Friday’s Finest)

This contains one of my all-time greatest comedic lines in Australian cinema history…Dad says to son Steve: ‘Oh Steve could you move the Camira, I need to get the Torana out so I can get to the Commodore‘. Steve –

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Halloween (1978) – John Carpenter (Friday’s Finest)

Halloween has nearly been rebooted more times than Britney Spear’s articles have appeared on the BBC home page. From that, you get a sense of the horror theme which coarse through both franchises. Despite the numerous attempts to replicate or

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Wonder Boys (2000) – Curtis Hanson (Friday’s Finest)

It’s a wonder I hadn’t reviewed Wonder Boys by now in Friday’s Finest. I’ll introduce this whimsical movie Wonder Boys by celebrating its stellar music soundtrack which includes Bob Dylan’s Oscar winning song ‘Things Have Changed‘ which I discussed in

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An American Werewolf in London (1981) – John Landis (Friday’s Finest)

I think one of the first movies I ever saw that gave me the jeepers was this one. It remains 53 on the Observation Blogger favourite movie list. There are many scenes which come to memory, but in particular the

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Mulholland Drive (2001) – David Lynch

This movie is often cited by critics as the best so far this century and its hard to find that a contentious opinion. Mulholland Dr is a movie I have to revisit every so often so as I feel aligned

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The Phantom Thread (2017) – Paul Thomas Anderson (Friday’s Finest)

Daniel Day Lewis (DDL) chose this movie to be the one he would end his acting career on. This farewell entourage to one of the all time greatest actors left me salivating to see something else from him again; so

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High Anxiety (1977) – Mel Brooks (Friday’s Finest)

Last week I introduced my children to a movie which had a great impact on my appreciation of cinema growing up – Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. I made the grave error of showing them the High Anxiety parody of Psycho‘s famous

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18/5 – 23/5/21 Ignoring lab leak and ivermectin is “crime of the century” (from Livestream #80)

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Edited 3/8/2021 I trusted what was said on the banned episodes of the Darkhorse podcast and even wrote articles about them in support of

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