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Ultimate Suffering in Film

This article is not for the squeamish. The end of 2018 was not kind to me. I was bedridden for a week in September and then spent the final week of December suffering from a number of painful maladies. I … Continue reading

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How I Uncover Cinematic Chiasmus

I’ve written more than a dozen articles explaining how the story structure of some special films fall into the category of Cinematic Chiasmus. These are films that unfold in a particular way in which the events in their first half … Continue reading

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The Lighthearted Side of Braveheart

You might accuse me of having a morbid sense of humor, but I can’t help chuckling a little at the funeral scene at the start of Braveheart. And I think you might just do the same thing after you see the … Continue reading

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5 Films About Forcing the British to Leave

How about this for a topical article? A lot of people wanted Britain to stay in the European Union, but the Brexit vote last week dashed their hopes. However, through the centuries not everyone has been too keen on having … Continue reading

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Braveheart Is a Perfectly Executed Example of Cinematic Chiasmus

Sons of Scotland! I am the Deja Reviewer. And I see a whole army of moviegoers who are here in defiance of casual movie viewing. You’ve come here to dig below the surface of a great film, and dig we … Continue reading

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10 Movies Whose Hero and Villain Never Actually Meet

Some movies are so well-constructed, they don’t even need their hero and villain to be anywhere close to each other to create lots of suspense and conflict. They might talk with each other over the phone, but they never have … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Braveheart vs. The Conqueror

Some friends of mine recently discovered a forgotten 1956 John Wayne film entitled The Conqueror. Since we all have great respect for that classic Western actor, we decided to watch that movie and see why it’s been lost for all … Continue reading

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