Depression

*contains spoilers The movie Superintelligence (2020) shows us how a person who would otherwise be deemed ‘unremarkable’ could possibly be chosen as a test case over the goodness of humanity to an omnipresent artificial intelligence. This intelligence is weighing up whether to destroy humanity or to save it… Or just leave them to their own…

Read more The Superintelligence (2020) of The Twonky (1953) leads to TerrorVision (1986)

*contains spoilers Fans of Gene Wilder (1933-2016 Alzheimer’s disease) and Zero Mostel (1915-77 heart aneurysm) who appeared together in the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers (1968) are probably not aware of the theatre of the absurd movie version of playwright Eugene Ionesco’s (1909-94) Rhinoceros (1974). While this isn’t a great movie, part of the absurdist…

Read more Actor Gene Wilder in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (1974)

*contains spoilers Let’s take a look at a couple of movies which deal with medications. Firstly, there’s Misconduct (2016) which shows how the law and big pharmaceutical corporations remain credible in the eyes of the public and the world through manipulation of the law. Then second is Side Effects (2013) which shows the trickle-down effect…

Read more The Prescription for Misconduct (2016) may have killer Side Effects (2013)

*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*contains spoilers Name: AnneAge: 52 Occupation: Pet Sitter Favourite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) First Saw It: One television by myself one Christmas in my late 20s. Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers Plot: Director Frank Capra’s sentimental tale of a man who has worked all his life…

Read more My Cult Movie: “…No life is trivial or insignificant”

*contains spoilers The music in Wrong World is minimalist, almost experimental, with harmonica, strings and drums which are almost incoherent like the mind of Moir. Certainly the music doesn’t seem to belong, much like Moir. He runs across Kennedy again and says “a rich friend” is funding him, shouting her Chinese, when she’d prefer a…

Read more The Poetic Film Triptych of Director Ian Pringle (Part Two)