AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN TURNAROUND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF SEQUEL THAT WASN’T - Part 2

‘An American Werewolf in Paris’ has their name on it, but the finished product bears virtually no resemblance to the film writers Tom Stern and Tim Burns set out to make. Anotherfilmnerd talks to them about how a script everyone loved became a film everyone hated.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN TURNAROUND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF SEQUEL THAT WASN’T - Part 2

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN TURNAROUND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF SEQUEL THAT WASN’T - Part 1

‘An American Werewolf in Paris’ has their name on it, but the finished product bears virtually no resemblance to the film writers Tom Stern and Tim Burns set out to make. Anotherfilmnerd talks to them about how a script everyone loved became a film everyone hated.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN TURNAROUND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WEREWOLF SEQUEL THAT WASN’T - Part 1

CINEMAGOING: IS THE THRILL GONE?

Anotherfilmnerd puts on his cranky old man clothes, and yells at clouds - asking whether the sizzle now overshadows the steak when it comes to watching movies in the noughties.

CINEMAGOING: IS THE THRILL GONE?

HARTLEY’S SOUL: RESTORING HAL HARTLEY’S LONG ISLAND TRILOGY

AnotherFlimNerd talks to legendary independent filmmaker Hal Hartley about his nearly-30 year career in feature films and his latest Kickstarter venture to bring his critically acclaimed Long Island trilogy to DVD and blu-ray.

HARTLEY’S SOUL: RESTORING HAL HARTLEY’S LONG ISLAND TRILOGY

Schlock and Awesome: A deep dive into Amazon Prime Video's catalogue

Anotherfilmnerd delves deep into the Amazon… well, the Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service and finds a surprisingly diverse selection of film and TV titles on offer… along with a large amount of utter crap. 

Schlock and Awesome: A deep dive into Amazon Prime Video's catalogue
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Rest In Peace David Grenfell a.k.a @nowshowinghigh

It is with the deepest sadness that I inform readers of Graffiti With Punctuation that David Grenfell, former proprietor of Melbourne’s finest independent home movie entertainment store ‘Now Showing,’ and a contributor to this very site passed away tragically of a heart attack on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at age 50.

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Rest In Peace David Grenfell a.k.a @nowshowinghigh
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TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS PT. 3: Is it future.... Thoughts on 'The Return'

Two key writer/producers from the original run of 'Twin Peaks',  Harley Peyton and Bob Engels, reflect on their time working on the ground-breaking show, and the evolution of 'Twin Peaks' from cult series to the feature film 'Fire Walk With Me' and the long-awaited third season, 'The Return'.

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TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS PT. 3: Is it future.... Thoughts on 'The Return'
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TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS PT. 2: Between Two Worlds: Creating Fire Walk With Me

Two key writer/producers from the original run of 'Twin Peaks',  Harley Peyton and Bob Engels, reflect on their time working on the ground-breaking show, and the evolution of 'Twin Peaks' from cult series to the feature film 'Fire Walk With Me' and the long-awaited third season, 'The Return'.

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TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS PT. 2: Between Two Worlds: Creating Fire Walk With Me
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TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS PT. 1: … Or Is It Past? Reflections from the original run of 'Twin Peaks' with Harley Peyton and Bob Engels

Two key writer/producers from the original run of 'Twin Peaks',  Harley Peyton and Bob Engels, reflect on their time working on the ground-breaking show, and the evolution of 'Twin Peaks' from cult series to the feature film 'Fire Walk With Me' and the long-awaited third season, 'The Return'.

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TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS PT. 1: … Or Is It Past? Reflections from the original run of 'Twin Peaks' with Harley Peyton and Bob Engels
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THE FIVE WORST FILMS OF 2017 IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS

No one really wants to spend any more time than we have to talking about films that suck; so to continue my tradition(s); here are the five worst films of 2017 in five words or less.

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THE FIVE WORST FILMS OF 2017 IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS
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BLAKE @BLAKEISBATMAN HOWARD'S BEST FILMS OF 2017

What you’re about to read is a list of the essential films of 2017 for me. The list features films that make you squirm they’re so funny; films that I’m legitimately fearful to watch again because of their booming power; films that feature frightening and disheartening premonitions; films that ask us the very nature of our existence in the increasingly digital world; films that feature achingly beautiful portrayals of love; and sequels that despite all evidence to the contrary, are exponentially more powerful than their predecessors.

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BLAKE @BLAKEISBATMAN HOWARD'S BEST FILMS OF 2017
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Thrills replace Gore Porn: The Spierig Brothers on their entry in the SAW franchise - JIGSAW

The Spierig Brothers receive the baton from fellow Aussies James Wan and Leigh Whannell for the latest entry in the SAW franchise.

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Thrills replace Gore Porn: The Spierig Brothers on their entry in the SAW franchise - JIGSAW
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Twinning with “That’s Not Me” (2017) and filmmakers Alice Foucher and Gregory Erdstein

“That’s Not Me” from filmmakers Alice Foucher and Gregory Erdstein is the best movie featuring identical twins played by the same actor since Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze's “Adaptation.” It sports a fresh young cast and is set in Australia and Hollywood. It blends the sensibility of the Zucker Brothers, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and sings to the tune of Mel Brooks’ approach to comedy.

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Twinning with “That’s Not Me” (2017) and filmmakers Alice Foucher and Gregory Erdstein
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Cold shivers from "The Snowman" Trailer

I don’t know about you but the trailer for Tomas Alfredson’s “The Snowman” has been scaring the living daylights out of me for the last few months.

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Cold shivers from "The Snowman" Trailer
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Too much of "BLADE RUNNER 2049" is not enough

“Blade Runner 2049” is almost upon us. Watch at your own peril.

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Too much of "BLADE RUNNER 2049" is not enough
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"Red Sparrow" looks like the Black Widow meets "Bourne" and that's a good thing

Director Francis Lawrence has reconnected with his “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence for a dark espionage thriller about a Soviet spy ring called ‘sparrows.’ These ‘sparrows’ are female spies trained to kill and seduce with the same proficiency.

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"Red Sparrow" looks like the Black Widow meets "Bourne" and that's a good thing
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Strong work ethic and “super-long” answers: writer/director Francis Lee on his bucolic masterpiece “God’s Own Country”

Embarking on this incredibly surprising and slightly overwhelming journey for a debut film has been completely unexpected for Lee, whose only goal was to make the film that he wanted to make and “not let anything happen to it.” Fortunately, “God’s Own Country” was nurtured by the British Film Institute and they allowed this new exciting voice total control.

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Strong work ethic and “super-long” answers: writer/director Francis Lee on his bucolic masterpiece “God’s Own Country”
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20th Century Fox TV partners with Amazon Prime Video for International Distribution 

Basking in the glow of Emmy-award winning series Amazon Prime Video has announced that it has signed a landmark international deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, to bring This Is Us and the forthcoming television adaptation of The Exorcist, to PrimeVideo.com. This deal gives Amazon Prime Video the exclusive streaming rights for both series across more than 200 countries and territories around the world. 

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20th Century Fox TV partners with Amazon Prime Video for International Distribution 
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SWEET COUNTRY GETS SWEETER RECEPTION WITH MORE ACCOLADES

Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” has won the Best Film in the Platform Competition at the Toronto International Film Festival. Fresh from taking out the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Thornton’s “spiritual epic”  has gained yet another prestigious award on the the festival circuit.

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 SWEET COUNTRY GETS SWEETER RECEPTION WITH MORE ACCOLADES
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NEW SHOW, NEW SITE: ONE HEAT MINUTE

Despite dozens of articles, an 80,000 + word thesis on authorship, masculinity and style in the work of Michael Mann, “Heat” has a richness that inspires me to undertake this epic minute by minute appreciation.

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NEW SHOW, NEW SITE: ONE HEAT MINUTE
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This is the End of Pod Save Our Screen

I cannot thank my best friend Maria enough for her time and commitment to making this podcast alongside me. Thank you to all those folks who attended the live shows.Thank you so much to guests and big supporters of the show; you know who you are.

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This is the End of Pod Save Our Screen
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Wright on Bogdanovich and McQuarrie on "Baby Driver"

It’s the movie of the moment Wright now (please lord forgive me for I know not what I pun). In the country to promote the Australian release of “Baby Driver” at a series of Q&A screenings, I had the privilege of having an interview 2:1 roundtable chat with Edgar Wright alongside The Reel Bits’ Richard (@dvdbits) Gray.

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Wright on Bogdanovich and McQuarrie on "Baby Driver"
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Everything We Know about the "Mystery Road" TV Series

Earlier this week the ABC’s Head of TV drama Sally Riley was thrilled to announce that the Jay Swan detective series that began with Ivan Sen’s 2013 film “Mystery Road” was moving to the small screen in 2018 for “a landmark event.”

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Everything We Know about the "Mystery Road" TV Series