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The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 27 (The Others)

In this episode of the show we discussed Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others, a supernatural horror film that came as part of the post-Shyamalan wave and eventually disappeared from the zeitgeist to become a pub quiz question or an entry in a listicle about films with cool twist endings.

Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Over the course of his as-of-yet short but nonetheless intense filmmaking career, Taylor Sheridan has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the screenwriters to watch out for. In all fairness, thanks to his work on Sicario and Hell or High Water he has generated enough clout around himself to become more than just ‘a guy who wrote XYZ’, … Continue reading Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Old (2021)

M. Night Shyamalan can be accused of many things: that his ego sometimes ruins an otherwise great story, that he’s a bit too precious about his writing, that some of his stories work in service of the twist and not the other way around… that he doesn’t let actors fully inhabit his characters. That his … Continue reading Old (2021)

On Criticism: Films as Political Documents

I wasn’t necessarily planning on writing this piece, but this topic has been consistently resurfacing in my surroundings, be it on social media, conversations I was having with my friends, and even in my own thoughts about specific films. And here I am.

Profile (2018)

Cinema constantly reinvents itself and finds new avenues of artistic expression. It’s in flux. Sometimes propelled by form-challenging visionaries and trend-setters like Godard (and you should check out an outstanding feature defending JLG’s work written by my good buddy Nicolò Grasso for more insight), other times prodded by technological advancements. Sometimes by both…  

The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 25 (Joy Ride and Unhinged)

If you’ve ever bothered to listen to the show, you will know that we clearly don’t set any time constraints, unlike the absolute vast majority of podcasts out there. I know there’s a bajillion think pieces about making a successful show, just as there’s an even larger amount of ‘great advice’ aimed at creating a … Continue reading The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 25 (Joy Ride and Unhinged)

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