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the art of failing to bite back

Heralded as feminist horror, Teeth (2007) was quick to receive status as a cult classic amongst young women despite its mediocre critical reception. Its narrative follows celibate teenager Dawn (Jess Weixler) as she encounters temptation with boys her age, eventually leading to sex and to the realisation that she is mutated with the mythic condition…

the dizzyingly grotesque fabric of mulholland drive (2001)

Though it presents a familiar devotion to insatiability and a fervency for neo-noir that characterises Lynch’s repertoire, Mulholland Drive is considered by some the apex of his career. Lynch rather consistently produces films which are distinctly hypnotic in their half-conscious, disorientating terrain, yet these qualities are especially refined in Mulholland Drive. Essentially, Mulholland Drive emphatically presents an…

the big lebowski (1998): the slacker and the spectator

Joel Coen’s The Big Lebowski (1998) exhibits an unusual strand of comic excellence. It’s part of the 90s emergence of film noir/ comedy, with Tony Scott’s True Romance (1993), Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers (1994), and Coen’s own Fargo (1996) among its precursors. These films exist within a cinematic universe wherein criminality is distinguished with…