The Situation: Is Reality TV the Symptom of a Cultural Disease?

Excuse me for a moment while I rant. I don’t know what free-to-air television is like where you’re from, but I can’t watch it anymore. I’m considering unplugging my television antenna and retreating permanently into the warm comfort of my DVDs, Blu-rays and the infinite possibilities of downloadable content. These days, it seems that there…

By James Curnow

Django Unchained: New Trailer

Anybody else excited? Tarantino occasionally takes hits over his cinema of referential overload, but I stand behind the man 100%. The most common arguments see people claiming his work is closer to plagiarism than homage, but the reality is that his reassembled visions are closer to acts of genre worship than anything else. They also…

By James Curnow

A bizarre and mediocre ode to Stanley Kubrick

What could I possibly write about Kubrick that hasn’t been written before? Today at least… absolutely nothing. And so, in the interests of filling a blank page with some kind of Kubrick-esque blog, here is a series of hurriedly composed haikus, chronologically ordered, on the films of Stanley Kubrick.   Flying Padre: An RKO-Pathe Screenliner…

By James Curnow