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Robyn Butler: Be original. Be truthful. And rewrite « The Walkley Foundation

<i>Supreme slashie (writer/producer/star) Robyn Butler, at Storyology 2015, on the importance of story. From the Walkley Magazine, Issue 85.</i><p>The …

Writing

“If You Move in a Hasty Manner, I’ll Put a Bullet in You”: S. Craig Zahler on Bone Tomahawk

With its careful widescreen compositions and painterly period-motivated lighting, Bone Tomahawk possesses a classical visual style that belies its …

Mashups

Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

Fear old women in fairy tales. For as long as people have been telling stories, crones have been scaring the wits out of children. But why does the face of evil so often belong to an old woman?<p>Typecasting is one explanation. "What do we have? Nags, witches, evil stepmothers, cannibals, ogres. It's …

Books

A new generation of Westerns puts women in the saddle

History serves those who write it. And if memories come from the conquerors—those who lived to tell the tale—then what’s bound and sold as fact is …

'Tales of Halloween' a spooky, kooky treat

The famous Howard Hawks line that good movies need "three good scenes, no bad ones" is especially true with horror anthologies, where one sour segment can spoil the rest. Thank goodness then that the ominous omnibus "Tales of Halloween" has a negligible "ugh" factor and is so consistently …

Horror

MEET THE TWO WOMEN WHO HOLD THE KEYS TO INDIE HORROR’S FUTURE

Two new horror anthology films, TALES OF HALLOWEEN and SOUTHBOUND, feature short films made by some of the genre's most promising next-up voices. And …

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'Room' is exhausting, exhilarating and excellent

"Room" is both accomplishment and conundrum. The film's first half is so agonizingly difficult to sit through I desperately wished I were anywhere else, while its unexpectedly affecting second half so completely turned me around there was nowhere else I'd rather have been than right in the moment …

Man Booker Prize

David Bowie’s most fearless fashion moments

<i>UPDATE 11th January 2016: Music and style icon David Bowie has died. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.</i><p>With a career spanning six decades (yes, really) David Bowie has long cemented himself as pop culture’s most fashion-forward music icon. From his emergence as a monochrome teen mod in …

David Bowie