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    Unsung Gems – A Christmas Collection

    Given that for most people reading this website, Christmas brings with it the coldest and most treacherous of outdoor experiences, it’s little wonder that cinema plays such a big part of the holiday season. Families gathering in their warmly lit living rooms next to the tree and watching classic films of heartwarming sentiment or epic […] More

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    Best Soundtracks of 2012 (part two)

    What makes some film soundtracks transcend from mere background music to helping a director tell a story and help invoke an emotional response? Is it a clever mix of well chosen tunes that capture the zeitgeist or an eclectic mix of older material that either captures a time and place or sets a tone of […] More

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    ‘Lawless’ is disappointingly unremarkable in nearly all respects

    Lawless Written by Nick Cave Directed by John Hillcoat USA, 2012 Director John Hillcoat and musician Nick Cave have collaborated numerous times since the late 1980s, from Cave having starred in Ghosts… of the Civil Dead to composing Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Lawless marks their second collaboration involving Cave as screenwriter, following […] More

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    Being bad is very good in John Hillcoat’s ‘Lawless’

    Lawless Directed John Hillcoat Written by Nick Cave U.S.A., 2012 In 2006, the creative filmmaking duo of John Hillcoat, director, and Nick Cave, screenwriter, floored many a serious movie goer with their brutal, cold, austere period piece The Proposition. Set in the turn of the 20th century, the emotionally and graphically violent piece had Australian […] More

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    EIFF 2012: ‘Lawless’ is disappointingly unremarkable in nearly all respects

    Lawless Written by Nick Cave Directed by John Hillcoat USA, 2012 Director John Hillcoat and musician Nick Cave have collaborated numerous times since the late 1980s, from Cave having starred in Ghosts… of the Civil Dead to composing Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Lawless marks their second collaboration involving Cave as screenwriter, following […] More

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    Video Of The Day: John Hillcoat directs new promo for Grinderman

    In our first peek of what’s to come from Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and co., Anti Records posted this teaser video of a wolf stalking past a candlelit bathtub, followed by a 5-second clip of deliciously violent rock. Directed by the band’s previous co-conspirator John Hillcoat, of The Proposition and The Road fame, this brief […] More

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    5 Memorable Film Scores of the 00s

    Undertones: Volume 8 As we approach the end of the decade, it seems fitting that this installment of Undertones concern itself with some of the most memorable film scores of the ‘00s. Though the films range in financial or critical success, and opinions may be divided as to the strength of some of the films […] More