Tag: john carpenter

Staff Selects: Ennio Morricone

This week on Staff Selects we honor the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone whose worked stretched from Leone to Carpenter to Pasolini to Tarantino and to hundreds of others in between. For A Few Dollars More There are six cinematic musical scores that will go down in history as instantly recognisable: The Godfather, Jaws, Star…

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Staff Selects: Dogs in Film

Taking inspiration from the new Harrison Ford/CGI dog two-hander The Call of the Wild releasing this weekend, our staff lists some of their favorite big-screen canines: Unnamed Chihuahua, Paddington Every day when I descend down the escalators at various locations on the London Underground, I see a sign that immediately makes me start grinning like…

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Staff Selects: Christmas Movies

Not everyone is fortunate enough to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a loved one, so indulge us, if you will, and share in our celebration of a different holiday – one that reminds us of the power of joy (and capitalism). This week, our staff highlights some of our favorite Christmas movies: Elf Though I…

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Staff Selects: Short Films

Perfectly (and unintentionally, we promise) coinciding with the release of David Lynch’s latest short film What Did Jack Do? this week, our staff highlights some of their favorite short films: Goldman v Silverman (2020) “Favorite short film.” Now those are some words that filled me with a fair bit of dread. Not that I don’t…

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Staff Selects: John Carpenter

During a long career, John Carpenter has established himself as one of the greatest directors of horror and science fiction. Here we highlight some of our favorite films of his. Halloween (1978) “[Horror] never dies. It just keeps getting reinvented and it always will. Horror is a universal language; we’re all afraid. We’re born afraid,…

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