Looking Back: ‘Scanners’ – more than exploding heads

In the early stages of Cronenberg’s career, he established himself as a prolific director of horror films by splicing his features with science fiction elements.  His efforts in creating a new sub-genre went unnoticed until his seventh film, Scanners. At the time of its release, Scanners did not receive a lot of critical acclaim, but became successful enough for Cronenberg to break into Hollywood.  For film fans, its … Continue reading Looking Back: ‘Scanners’ – more than exploding heads

Looking Back: ‘Manhattan’ – an ode to NYC

A while ago, I wrote for a site that allowed me to explore old classics, as well as old favourites with a new perspective.  However, I have since stopped writing for them considering it was a North American site (being a UK writer, logistics and timings became problematic), essentially burying my articles. With that in mind, I am going to put my old stuff so that it can … Continue reading Looking Back: ‘Manhattan’ – an ode to NYC