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Our Lord Creator

Auteur Theory is an idea that supposes the director can claim just as much responsibility for the fruits of their labour as the writer can for their novel, the artist for their painting. Although there may be a host of other roles involved in the film-making process, these are all presided over by the pre-eminent…

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Good Trip/Bad Trip

Riot on Sunset Strip (1967) Andy’s (Mimsy Farmer) sinister trip in the rarely seen Hippie exploitation film Riot on Sunset Strip cleverly reflects the sense of building paranoia present in 60s America. Having had a LSD laced sugar cube dissolved in her drink by one of the hippies at a party, Andy, an innocent young…

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Review: Inherent Vice

Director and writer: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson Runtime: 148 mins Genre: Crime/Comedy     When adapting a book like Inherent Vice, it begs the question of just how to translate the often downright confusing nature of Thomas Pynchon’s writing to the big screen. The constant stream of strange characters to keep track…