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Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

There’s no shortage of controversy in the world of cinema, from D. W. Griffith’s landmark 1915 film Birth of a Nation to this year’s Noah. Usually it’s clear ahead of time which films will ruffle the collective feathers. Extremes in onscreen sex, language, or violence, the crossing of presumed lines of modern decency, and pretty much anything touching on politics,… Read more »

18 May 2014 | Features, Film Lists

In 1954, a monster was released – a rather brilliant monster. Directed by Ishiro Honda, “Godzilla (1954)” proved a worthy film with critics and audiences alike. It was enormous, boasted outstanding special effects for its time, and most of all – it was terrifying. American audiences perhaps did not see the importance this monster held in Japan. They saw a… Read more »

18 May 2014 | Features, Reviews