Neill Shaughness

Neill Shaughness

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I am an aspiring writer and I am a free lance Locations Assistant in film and television

Favorite films

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Ashes and Diamonds

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  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars

    ★★★

  • Savage

    ★★

  • Copper Mountain

    ½

  • Fences

    ★★★

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  • Niagara

    Niagara

    ★★★★

    The Canadian Tourism Board should make more ads like this.

    Delightful.

    I love how the Loomis couple and the Cutlers are in two different movies the whole time. We open with a broody noir style internal monologue, followed by the ultimate femme fatale shot. Marylin Monroe smoking a cigarette under silks sheets, just unapologetically oozing raw sexuality. Then we meet the Cutlers. The corniest, midwestern hick couple in noir history. In retrospect, casting Monroe as sinister is tough to swallow…

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★½

    This is the movie Donnie darko couldn't be. There are similar premises at play. Both movies use time travel as a sort of ghost story. Both films map a cosmic mystery to teenage angst. Both films even involve a deadly object falling out of the sky as a focal point in diverging timelines.
    Yet the tones of these movies couldn't be further from each other. Darko opts of obfuscation of it's mystery, begging the audience to draw their own conclusions…

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  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars

    Robinson Crusoe on Mars

    ★★★

    This movie asks you to suspend your disbelief in astronomical fashion. So much so that it bags you to forget everything you learned in 3rd grade science class.
    If you are able to do so, however, the movie is kind of rad. Beautiful nonsense.

  • Savage

    Savage

    While no actual hacking takes place, spiritually this is a 90s hacker movie.

    4 stars for the Rifftrax.

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★★

    Some dreams seem safe in the moment but upon waking reflection feel like nightmares. This may not be the best allegory for viewing Picnic At Hanging Rock but it's the best I can conjure. This movie is chilling in the oddest ways. To be clear, I love this movie. I looooove this movie.
    Weir takes us through a hypnotic account of an unsolved mystery from the turn of the 20th century in Australia. Chronicling the disappearance of several young women…

  • And the Ship Sails On

    And the Ship Sails On

    ★★★★★

    Criterion challenge #27.
    Watch a Fellini Film.

    Nice try, Fellini. You may have replaced the cast with human beings, but you can't fool me. I know a Muppets movie when I see one.