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About Anders

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    Globe-trotting special agent
  • Birthday 06/12/1982

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    Waterloo, ON
  • Interests
    I have a particular interest in the works of Hitchcock, Kurasawa, Nolan, Lynch, Malick, Wong Kar-wai, Welles, and Scorsese. I am developing an interest in Southeast and East Asian cinema. My research areas include film and literary theory. I am currently working on the topic of film, memory, and dreams - subjectivity in cinema. And I still love Spielberg and Lucas.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    PhD Candidate (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Favorite movies
    A sample of favourite films: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Citizen Kane, Vertigo, Psycho, North By Northwest, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, It's A Wonderful Life, Lord of the Rings, Days of Heaven, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Seven Samurai, Ikiru, La Dolce Vita, Wild Strawberries, Pulp Fiction, Schindler's List, Blue Velvet, Rushmore, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove; Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Big Lebowski, The Third Man, There Will Be Blood Directors: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Sofia Copolla, Terrrance Malick, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurowsawa, Frederico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Alfonso Cuaron, The Coen Bros., Orson Welles, Hayao Miyazaki, Wong Kar-wai, David Lynch
  • Favorite music
    A sample of my favourite artists: Radiohead, The Beatles, U2, Broken Social Scene, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West, Mos Def, Outkast, Ryan Adams, The Beach Boys, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, New Order, Joy Division, Joel Plaskett, The Kinks, My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses Genres: Canadian Indie Rock, British Rock, French House, Hip-Hop,
  • Favorite creative writing
    A sample of my favourite authors: William Shakespeare, John Donne, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, William Blake, John Keats, Oscar Wilde, John Milton, Robert E. Howard, Ian McEwan, W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, Franz Kafka, Fydor Dostoyevsky, James Joyce, Ian Fleming, Michael Chabon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Bill Watterson, Charles Schulz, Brian K. Vaughan Genres: 17th C. English Poetry, Modern Lit, Existentialist Lit, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic Realism, Humour, Comic Books, Comic Strips

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  1. Star Wars: Episode IX

    I think this was the Futurama meme you're looking for.
  2. The Image Film Issue -- Help with PR

    I posted on Instagram when I received it in the mail. I've engaged with my writer friends about it. If I think of an appropriate venue to review it, I'll let you know. Keep up the good work!
  3. Ready Player One

    My friend who is a published science fiction writer hated the novel. I saw some excerpts floating around on Twitter the other day, and if they're accurate, I can imagine why. The worst kind of pop nostalgia pandering. I love Spielberg, but I can't work up any enthusiasm for this. Probably because I also despise gamer culture.
  4. The Shape of Water

    Looks interesting. Great cast. I feel that this may make a kind of companion Gothic romance with CRIMSON PEAK (which I really liked). HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY? I kind of adore PACIFIC RIM.
  5. I didn't vote. Not because I was misled, but because I just haven't had the time and energy to pour into this list, either nominating or discussing films. I had resigned myself to missing this round, but it sounds like a number of folks didn't get a chance to vote.

    Yup. And don't forget the influence of Brakhage and other experimental filmmakers, of which Lynch is one.
  7. Paterson (2016)

    OT: Twitter has a way of making even the kindest and most thoughtful of us seem like arrogant, dismissive jerks at times. The desire to deliver a "sick burn" in the heat of the moment of experiencing art is too much for most of us. As I told Ryan H. once in a Twitter thread, I'm tired of moralistic language being used to describe films on Twitter (in other words, tell me more about the film, less about your reaction to the film and why you're better than me for disliking it). But it's a function of the medium. I digress. PATERSON is still on my must watch list.
  8. Goodbye Christopher Robin

    It's not.
  9. The Book of Henry

    I really didn't like SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, despite liking all the lead actors. And JURASSIC WORLD is pretty bad. So, I'd definitely be happy to see someone else take over. As one of my friends said on Twitter, how about Edgar Wright?
  10. You should just see PROMETHEUS cuz it's worth seeing.
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy 2

    Thanks, Ken. I'm increasingly indifferent to these films. I'm debating whether I even bother going to see it in the theatre. Probably won't.
  12. Thor: Ragnarok

    I'm in. I trust Taika Waititi with this kind of tone far more than I trust James Gunn.
  13. Film Club April 2017: Cleo from 5 to 7

    It's great. I've taught it in first-year and film history courses as a representative New Wave film, which it really is.
  14. War for the Planet of the Apes

    As I said on Twitter:
  15. Huh, I'm not as keen on Wendell Berry as some here are, so I'm not sure if I'd make that trade.