Films That Are Worthy of The “Mindfuck” Genre

I think that there should definitely be an extra genre in the film industry for “Mindfuck Films”. Not only this, “mindfuck” should become an official term in the OED, and all other prestigious dictionaries worldwide. It’s an important word. It’s a real word. It covers a very real concept. “Mindfuck Films”, specifically, are films which are…

Musicals For Moody Bastards

Many musicals have a reputation for being a little cheesy. Okay – a lot cheesy. You can’t escape the harmonbries. Intermozzorella. The melobries (I’m sorry – it’s not my fault that the only cheese-name that goes with musical terms happens to be ‘brie’. Perhaps musicals are just very brie-ey affairs). However, sometimes you don’t WANT…

Thumbing Through Theroux: The Eyes of The Inspiringly Curious

If somebody asked me which celebrity I’d most like to marry, it would definitely be Louis Theroux. Let’s be honest here. There is nothing not to love about him – and I’m pretty sure that there’s nothing that you couldn’t learn from his documentaries, either. Louis’ series have explored every kind of place – meth-addled…

The Bizarre Beauty Within and Fairytale Aspects of Stop Motion Animations

Did you really love fairytales as a kid? The scenery of imaginative production is changing. Where once books reigned supreme, we now have films, games and programmes to satisfy and entertain us. But how do we physically create a fairytale? How do we make the specific, magical quality that makes such stories translate visually? There…

The Structures of And Appeal Behind Artistic “Universes”

I love a good “universe”. Not like, our universe, though of course I do love that. I am talking about the “universes” created by collections of movies or books which are not directly in a “series” or correlation but which are all part of the same, overarching concept envisioned by the creator. Let me provide…

Why Do We Watch Horrors?

There is no logical explanation for why we like horrors. At least, I don’t think so. Who enjoys having consistent close brushes with coronaries? Who likes jumping up so high from their seat that they pour their hot chocolate/double-gin/triple-gin/quadruple-gin (for the really weak-willed ones… cough cough) all over themselves? Very few, I am sure –…