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Heroines of Cinema: Rizzo from 'Grease'

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • August 30, 2012 9:58 PM
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For a film so obsessed with cool, “Grease” is surprisingly naff. Perhaps it was inevitable. A film set in the 1950s and filmed in the 1970s was always set precariously amid the ebbs and flows of fashion.

Heroines of Cinema: Muriel Heslop

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • August 16, 2012 6:57 PM
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As widely reported earlier this month, the new Sight and Sound poll of the 50 Greatest Films of All Time featured only one film by a female director. It was hardly a surprise to those versed in the inequalities of the film industry. No women competed for the Palme d’or at Cannes this year.

How To Plan For a Better Spring

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • April 9, 2012 10:11 PM
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For anyone who could do with a genre-defying, heartbreaking, utterly beautiful piece of writing at the end of a long Monday… here is one. If the title alone doesn't seduce you, I assure you this is worth reading. It just might make you cry.

"I Hate Winona Ryder"

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • April 9, 2012 11:33 AM
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I don't know why this is suddenly doing the rounds a year after it was broadcast - but this montage of Miriam Margolyes' appearance on the Graham Norton Show is surely what is known as "chat show gold". This is what happens when a formerly in-demand actress gets fewer and fewer opportunities to show off as she gets older.

The High School Musical Approach to Child Warfare

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • March 15, 2012 11:59 AM
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There has been a lot of excellent criticism and discussion elsewhere on the Invisible Children Kony campaign, which I won't add to here. But this video - by always entertainingly subversive British journalist Charlie Brooker - is definitely worth watching, if only for the utterly insane clips it shows of Invisible Children's previous campaign videos. I'm not fundamentally opposed to emotionally manipulative tactics in campaign videos - better that we see and process the tactics on screen, I always feel. But these videos cast Invisible Children's project in a totally different and frankly terrifying light.

How Not To Make a Film, Part Four

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • March 6, 2012 10:31 AM
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Time flies when you're not blogging, it seems, for it was only in my last post that I was announcing my intention to make a short film, and now I have shot it.

Oscar Bitchfest: Knott vs. Knegt On This Year's Academy Awards

  • By Peter Knegt and Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • February 24, 2012 2:22 PM
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Lost Boys Matthew Hammett Knott and Peter Knegt shoot sass at the Oscars in this back-and-forth bitchfest:

An Existential Reading of "War Horse"

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • February 13, 2012 8:59 AM
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An Existential Reading of "War Horse"

How Not To Make a Film, Part Three

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • January 31, 2012 6:40 PM
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How Not To Make a Film, Part Three

Above All Liberties

  • By Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • January 23, 2012 1:58 PM
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Over the past few days I read two brilliant and very different pieces discussing art and the importance of preserving its integrity. It's easy to forget just how and why art can be important, especially in the film world, in Oscar season, when so much cinema is self-important, and wrongfully so.

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