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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Movie Review

What do we expect from superhero movies not directed by Christopher Nolan? Badass action, a plausible but not very deep storyline, and funny punchlines. Well, yes, we love Nolan’s humanisation of Batman, but won’t we rather have our superheroes kicking the shit out of baddies than ruminate about life’s problems? And when there’s a plethora…

Before Richard Linklater

In 1995, two young people – a wannabe American male writer and a strong-headed French woman – met on a train from Budapest. He had just broken up with his girlfriend in Madrid and was going to Vienna to catch a plane to the USA, while she was going back to her university in Paris…

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The Avatars of the Stalker

There’s a thin line between being in love and being obsessed – earnestly confessing your feelings for someone and coercing someone to reciprocate to your feelings. Writers, filmmakers and other artists have been universally enamoured by the psyche of the “stalker” – the innocuous or fiendish guy or girl who pursues the person he or…