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Daily Archives: July 9, 2014

Richard Linklater truly is a gem of modern cinema. Not only are his films adroit illustrations of the magic that lurks within filmmaking; they are also imaginatively fresh alternatives to the Hollywood blockbuster material that often dominates the box office. His distinguishing style and attitude have established him as an underground director working with those above; bridging the gap between… Read more »

09 July 2014 | Features, Film Lists

The Hong Kong film industry is responsible for some of the most influential films and filmmakers of the last 50 years. It’s an industry most renowned for the epic level of martial arts cinema that captured the world’s imagination back in the 70s and 80s, but it’s also been a source of great films in other genres such as gangster… Read more »

09 July 2014 | Features, Film Lists

In the cinema industry, decline can start for several reasons, such as financial failure, bad reviews from international critics and/or audiences, technological change, end of artistic era, political context, bad luck and controversial subject in film. These difficult times can be overcome, but once decline has started; success is hardly likely to ever be the same. Even though praised as… Read more »

09 July 2014 | Features, Film Lists