Halloween Horrors: 13 Zombie Classics

Tomorrow marks the dawn of Halloween, a celebration that I was never entirely privy to as an Australian child. Each year its arrival was made apparent, not by the marching of costumed children through the streets, but by the sudden avalanche of American Halloween television specials that poured through the small screen into our living…

By James Curnow

Sunshine: A Valentine’s Day letter to a film that deserves more love

A brief Valentine’s Day letter to a film that has received far less love than it deserves, Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007) – published early to keep the day for my long-suffering better half 😉 Dearest Sunshine, I am writing to you on Valentine’s Day to express my total dedication to your radiant power, and to…

By James Curnow

Cinematic Verisimilitude: Twenty great movie moments

For the cinephile, there will inevitably be moments of cinematic verisimilitude with which one will become obsessed. There will be moments when a particular filmmaker touches the cinephile in such a way that the emotive force of the experience will be beyond replication. The cinephile will certainly seek to replicate such a moment, frequently using…

By James Curnow