‘I did it for the money. I did it for the woman.’

‘I didn’t get the money. I didn’t get the woman.’

I love film noir. I’m sort of obsessed with it. Double Indemnity is probably the greatest example of how great it can be but it’s also just a straight-up incredible film, regardless of genre. When I watch it I think about the words and the shadows. I go away and I can’t stop thinking about it. I have to hold the thoughts in and not bring it up randomly in conversation. I make endless connections and relate it to unrelated things because I want it to be part of everything. I mean, c’mon, it’s Wilder x Chandler… It’s a fucking masterpiece.

And Barbara Stanwyck, what a badass.

This little (sort of cheesy) documentary covers most of why it’s one of the greatest films you’ll ever be lucky enough to see.

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Fly me to the moon

I find the idea of ‘Gravity’ harrowing but the casting is weird, right? Right? So somebody reimagined it as a rom com.

Now this is fucking incredible.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ or, as I like to call it, ‘Shift 3: Rise of the Hashtag’

This has to be one of the greatest moments in film history.

Someone got Oscar nominee Angela Bassett to shout ‘Shift 3!’ forming part of the deactivation code that resulted in America not being obliterated by its own nuclear weapons. All I can assume from this is that Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs, played by Bassett, is one serious PC-using Twittering motherfucker. Oh, and Mike Banning, the Secret Service Agent played by Gerard Butler (‘Don’t let yersel luke tirrred. Nuff said.’), needs to work on his keyboard skillz.

Seriously Gerard, you have a Twitter account.

hashtag

Someone wrote this script. Think about that.

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A new solitude

‘Loneliness has become the most common aliment of the modern world.’

We need to stop editing our lives and share real experiences.

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