Film’s Fascination with Authors

Hollywood loves a good romance, and we love to romanticize writers. There’s plenty of cultural myth built up around the notion of ‘the author’ – particularly the white male author – as someone who, even as they relate powerful truths about our world, paradoxically exists outside of the society they so brilliantly capture. It’s easy […]

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‘Possum’ Review

Amidst all its faux-retrospectives, wobbling sets and consciously-atrocious sound design, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace would very occasionally side-step its parodic charms and give a flash of genuinely unnerving horror. It’s this vein that Darkplace creator Matthew Holness digs at much more thoroughly in his debut feature, Possum; a nasty little piece of weirdness that – despite […]

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‘Wildlife’ BFI LFF 2018 Review

“There’s a tendency for the media to lionise men’s flaws,” director Paul Dano opined at the recent BFI Film Festival screening of Wildlife. “We don’t do the same for women.” It’s an observation that clearly sits at the heart of his directorial debut. Adapted from the Richard Ford novel in collaboration with partner Zoe Kazan, […]

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All Things Being Equal

This was a first draft for a short story about AI I never got round to finishing – I felt a lot of it had been better covered in ‘Her’, but there’s a couple of bits that I still like. Enjoy! — This article has been a long time coming. Whilst many of you are […]

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Little Birdie

  The boy discovered the ball when stumbling through the field home one day. The sleek black orb glittered in the sunlight, and as the boy ran his hands along its curvature, something seemed to vibrate inside. After steadily getting more and more adventurous in his handling of the ball, he decided to take it […]

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