Here's a round up of all the new articles this week on The DreamCage and AlbieMedia websites...
It was the third week of our now-traditional Hallow-vent Calendar of horror films counting down to Halloween, courtesy, as every year, of the horror-meister David Ames. This year's theme is Asian Horror and here are the film choices for this week:
Day 24 - Hansel and Gretel
Elsewhere on The DreamCage
"Poor Mary Anning, her remarkable life and invaluable scientific contributions to Palaeontology and Natural History are evidently still considered too uninteresting to merit cinematic examination."
Ren Zelen has a bone to pick as she watched Ammonite...
"It certainly has some unusual ideas, but tonally it veers all over the place."
Ren Zelen watched The Intruder (El prófugo)...
"an entertaining way to pass an afternoon if, like me, you like WWII spy stories."
Susan Omand tries to look inconspicuous as she gathers information on A Call to Spy...
"it’s an incredibly well-crafted look at filmmaking, with unparalleled access that doesn’t try to conform to any documentary norms"
Steve Taylor-Bryant watched the documentary about Terry Gilliam trying to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote - still - He Dreams of Giants...
"If David Cronenberg was the prime mover of the horror sub-genre known as ‘body horror’, his son Brandon is taking it to the next level."
Ren Zelen watched Possessor...
"there is such a clarity of purpose to the narrative in this film that you find yourself gripped"
Steve Taylor-Bryant watched The Devil Has a Name...
"it can deal with very real issues by incorporating them into this “superhero fantasy world” (no matter how down to earth this one may be)."
Kraig Taylor-Bryant takes a look at some of the themes in Season 2 of The Boys (with spoilers)...
On 26th December 2019, 627 pieces of Classic Doctor Who content were made available to Britbox subscribers. Every Sunday in 2020, our Doctor Who expert, Tony Cross, looks back at some of the classic stories.
Here are Tony's thoughts on...
Meanwhile on AlbieMedia - https://www.albiemedia.com/
"it works pretty well as a combination of actual art exhibition, focusing on several works in more detail, and biography."
Tony Cross watched the art documentary Frida Kahlo thanks to Exhibition on Screen...
"I like the general feel of it and Swindle’s vocals are indeed magnificent."
For #EducatingOmand this week, Susan Omand listened to the Have Mercy album A Place of Our Own...
"The entire album is a delight, a tour de force, and having listened to Graceland since I have to say Rhythm is the better album."
Thirty years on, Steve Taylor-Bryant remembered the Paul Simon album The Rhythm of the Saints...
"It’s a Master(blaster)piece of Motown disco and R&B – yup, I’m chair-dancing all the way through"
Forty years on, Jimmy Hunter looks back at the Stevie Wonder album Hotter Than July...
Find this week's contributors on Twitter:
and find our Podcasting partners @WasThisAlways