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Sinister: when the supernatural spoils the horror

Sinister: when the supernatural spoils the horror

Over the past decade we have seen several good horror movies that have brought the genre back from an era of boredom and endless sequels. The Babadook and It Follows received worldwide praise, and this year Get Out became a huge success with its interesting focus on racism. But there was a movie 5 years […]

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: the drama with comedy plot

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: the drama with comedy plot

Last year I wrote about Zootopia, and how a good comedy needs a plot that works for a drama. Well, a few days ago I saw “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies“, and I have to say that unfortunately it doesn’t look like this idea works the other way around. Judging by this movie, a drama […]

Orson Welles and the forgotten art of Deep Focus

Orson Welles and the forgotten art of Deep Focus

I’ve recently seen the famous Orson Welles movie “Touch of Evil”, and I couldn’t help but notice how well he handles the “deep focus” technique. Welles achieved great fame using that technique on Citizen Kane, in which both characters and background are always perfectly sharp, and he used it once again when filming Touch of […]