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Welcome to Cinema Dual – The Website

Hi there. My name is Jon and for the last year, my friend Chris and I have been doing a monthly movie podcast called Cinema Dual, where we talk about a pair of movies around a theme of our choosing. Nice and simple. Well, we watch movies more often than we can talk about movies... Continue Reading →

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Varda by Jon – Part 13: Visual Artist

le this series has focused on the films of Agnès Varda, it's reductive to describe her only as a filmmaker. Her career in photography predates her filmmaking career, and helps to inform her earliest film work, from the shots of the couple in La Pointe Courte to the contrasting images of a pregnant woman next to a pumpkin being hacked open in L’opéra-Mouffe.

Hooptober 8.0 – Suicide Club (2001)

Being Film #24 for Hooptober 2021 There really is nothing like a Sion Sono film. It's too easy to slip the "gonzo" tag onto any artist whose work straddles the line of garrish cartoons and meta commentary, over the top gore covering everything like...well, gore. The fact that Suicide Club still hasn't been upgraded to... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 8.0 – Evilspeak (1981)

Being Film #20 for Hooptober 2021 It's interesting watching something like Evilspeak now, 40 years after its release and in a completely different world where "nerd is the new cool" holds sway and the kind of ruthless bullying we see on display feels even more startling than it must have when it first came out.... Continue Reading →

Hooptober 8.0 – Shin Godzilla (2016)

Being Film #19 for Hooptober 2021 We're so busy with the spectacle of shared universes and CG indistinguishable from reality that we forget the lessons of our monsters. Japan hasn't, and Shin Godzilla is a reminder of the power the most famous kaiju in the world has in holding a mirror to the nightmares of... Continue Reading →

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