Paul Duane

Paul Duane

Dublin filmmaker. Prone to biting off more than I can chew.

Favorite films

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • Cure
  • God Told Me To

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  • Delinquent Schoolgirls

  • The Golden Coach

    ★★★★★

  • Oasis of the Zombies

    ★★★★

  • Of Unknown Origin

    ★★★★

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  • Delinquent Schoolgirls

    Delinquent Schoolgirls

    “I never made it with a chick in a trance before.”
    A film with this many rape scenes shouldn’t be this cartoonish but somehow it is.

  • The Golden Coach

    The Golden Coach

    ★★★★★

    I last saw this film on tv in the early 90s and really all I remembered about it was an electrical shock feeling like this is what being connected to the mainline of cinema is like. I haven’t rewatched it since then until now, and it still feels exactly the same, a piece of pure cinematic beauty. Same ending, oddly enough, as HG Lewis’s The Wizard Of Gore.

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

    I’m not sure how to put what I feel about this movie into words properly yet so this is a placeholder but for now:
    It’s a sprawling epic that tries to portray the vast story of how America’s indigenous people were robbed of their heritage, and it’s also Scorsese’s second film in a row where the protagonist is a stranger to himself, a man mired in cruelty and bloodshed but seemingly able to compartmentalise himself so thoroughly that he thinks…

  • Serie Noire

    Serie Noire

    ★★★★

    Patrick Dewaere's untimely death is hard to ignore when you're watching this film, about a skinny, hypertense, delusional man who seems to be operating in a world of his own right from the extraordinary opening scene where he acts out an entire Hollywood movie all alone in a desolate outer-Paris car park.

    There's never been a better adaptation of Jim Thompson's novels, because nobody has ever been able to embody the dual nature of Thompson's protagonists - on the one…