2001 A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange

Puppet The Critic Show – 2001: A Clockwork Odyssey

What if I told you that A Clockwork Orange was THE SEQUEL to 2001: A Space Odyssey? After first hearing this, you might think it was absurd. But upon further investigation, you may find that there’s more to it than you might think. Consider the scene in 2001 in which Moon-Watcher throws the bone into…

By Puppet
Fellini's Satyricon

Off the Halloween Path: 13 Non-Traditional Movies to Watch on All Hallows’ Eve

Come October 31, I’ll be watching a film that’s not in the horror genre. That’s right—despite the long-standing tradition of viewing scary movies on Halloween, I’ll be devoting myself to another pastime: seeing a flick that incites emotions other than fear. Granted, it’ll be hard to find one of those on the telly come month’s…

By Simon Hardy Butler
Dystopian District 9

20 Great Dystopian Movies: The Shadow of Perfection

You can’t write an article on dystopian movies without mentioning utopian ideals. Many volumes have been written on the human impulse to construct and/or invest in utopian visions – visions that can be either celestial or corporeal in nature. And there’s a good reason for this – life is a combination of pain and joy, and…

By James Curnow
A Clockwork Orange screen

A bit of background: Why the screen should be the star

Whenever I see a screen used properly in a movie, I want to jump up and down while doing the Macarena. OK, maybe that verges on the impossible. But it speaks to my love of this lowly, oft-used tool – which usually takes the form of a flat surface on which images are projected behind…

By Simon Hardy Butler

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