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Nostalgic Impulse: Twelve Monkeys

Terry Gilliam has a gift for creating visually stunning yet disturbing films. Among them is cult favourite science fiction thriller Twelve Monkeys (1995). Based on a 1962 French short film, La Jetée, it is now being completely ‘reimagined’ as a ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Short Circuit

Perhaps it is just my age, but the 80s always feel like it was a great time to be a kid. The kids films back then are still enjoyable today with their synth-heavy soundtracks, camp effects, and appealingly sweet and ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Equilibrium

‘…The disease is human emotion.’ Walking out of The Giver on the weekend, my partner asked me if I had ever seen Equilibrium, ‘it’s just like The Giver – sort of – but has added kung fu with guns.’ Well, ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: That 70’s Show

I have been feeling nostalgic about a show that is, in itself, nostalgic: That 70’s Show. In 1998, TV audiences were sent back in time – before they knew that Darth Vader was Luke’s father, CDs, mobile phones, and the ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: The Terminator

An inexperienced young filmmaker had a big idea – an idea that had come to him in a nightmare during a bout of food poisoning. That idea – of a killing machine coming from the future to assassinate him – ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo has been gracing our television screens since 1969. It has changed studios, been bought and sold, changed animation style, and been on TV, film, comics, and merchandise. There have been 11 different incarnations of the TV series, 2 theatrical-release, ...

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