Category Archives: Film

Playing With Form

A few days ago, I started Kraken by China Mieville, and I was a little startled by the writing style, at first. It seemed so heavily at odds with everything he’d written before, even Un Lun Dun, his sort-of children’s … Continue reading

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Some Documentaries

In the past year or so, there have been a few documentaries that I’ve seen that were both informative, gripping, and slightly scary. That’s how I like my facts; engaging, but unsettling. Anyway, I figure it’s as good a time … Continue reading

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Filler

Turns out I’m not done with the idea of narrative in games. I’m probably shooting myself a in the foot a bit by not formulating this into an interesting, cohesive article that I can then sell for great profit, but … Continue reading

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Synechdoche, New York

“I know how to do it now. There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They’re all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.” Charlie Kaufman … Continue reading

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Heavy Pain

I’m sure this wasn’t completely fresh news to me, but today I found out for sure that they’re doing a film of Heavy Rain. Which, on the surface of it, might make you think ‘well that makes sense’, because Heavy … Continue reading

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Comic Awareness

Does comedy have to be aware that its comedy to be funny? Does that awareness even matter, if you, the viewer, are finding it funny? Some of the best comedies are funny because of a clueless protagonist who is doing … Continue reading

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Swanning About

Black Swan came out in theatres yesterday. I’ve seen it twice. I’m still not entirely sure I know what’s going on, but I’ve got a pretty good idea. Or, more accurately, I know what’s going on but I’m struggling with … Continue reading

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