New Articles on Den of Geek!

I’ve recently had the opportunity to write a couple of pieces for the amazing people over at Den of Geek. Hopefully this relationship will continue for the foreseeable future, but to find everything I’ve written for the Den so far you can click here.

Alternatively, I will be using this blog to curate all of my work which has been featured on other websites, just head over to the Other Stuff I’ve Written page for the full list.

For now though, here are my first two articles for Den of Geek:

Bond 25, and the untapped stories of the novels – Den of Geek
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Putting the film back into films – Den of Geek
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Keep checking back for more content!

Lots of Love,

Mark.

New Article for Exeposé

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Occasionally I write articles for my university newspaper, Exeposé. My latest effort has just been posted online, focusing on the growing phenomenon of big-budget movie sequels, and what this means for Hollywood creativity. Feel free to give it a read and comment below if you have any feedback (I can’t take credit for the headline):

Sequel fever: Are we sick of it?

You’ll find a link to my page just below the article if you want to keep track of everything else I write for Exeposé, although I’ll try to post an update on this site whenever my work is published elsewhere. Thanks to the wonderful editors at Exeposé for their support and encouragement!

-Mark.

Welcome

Thanks for travelling this far across the reaches of the internet to my website, clueddown.com.

I thought I’d write a little about what you can expect from this blog. As you might have guessed, I’m a pretty big film fan, so prepare to see lots of reviews, opinion pieces, and incoherent rants on cinema, both new and old. There are a few gaps in my knowledge, and lots of films I either haven’t or won’t see, but I hope to have a pretty comprehensive and varied coverage. In that vein, I’m going to kick off the blog with some thoughts and reviews on the 2016 Oscars over the next week or so.

I’m also pretty big on my British politics. As a self-identifying leftist (or, wishy-washy, pinko, commie loving, lefty liberal scumbag, if you’re that way inclined) please forgive some bias and odd bit of tribalism in my writing. I don’t pretend to deal in the absolute facts of life, just the way I see the world around me and the experiences I’ve been through.

Finally, there’ll probably be the occasional article on my life, but I promise only if I have something interesting to say. I enjoy travelling and eating, so when I have a particularly good or bad time doing either of those things, you might get to hear about it. I’m also a History student at the University of Exeter, so I might have the odd thing to write about that.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog. Don’t expect too much and there’s no way you could be disappointed.

-Mark.