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Scene Is Believing: The Wicker Man

“Don’t you see that killing me is not going to bring back your apples?” “People call The Wicker Man a horror movie,” Christopher Lee (Lord Summerisle) says, “but it isn’t really, it’s far more subtle and sophisticated than that. Horror is about decay; The Wicker Man is about an opposition of values, the struggle to achieve […]

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Get Carter: A Jack-obean Revenge Tragedy

  It’s hard to believe that Get Carter, a Jacobean (Jack-obean?) revenge tragedy dressed up in grim, northern gangster style, is over 40 years old. It is arguably the greatest British gangster film ever made, certainly one of the best, regardless of genre. It is chock full of memorable lines, performances, and gritty, bitter violence, leavened by […]

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