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Daily Archives: February 12, 2015

The true geek is a fussy creature, for he/she is rarely sated. During the 2000s, and decades prior, attempts by mainstream filmmakers to base films on beloved fictional properties pertaining to niche markets and fan-bases were often derided for their lack of interest or care. It was felt there was less interest in creating artistically successful adaptations and appropriations of… Read more »

12 February 2015 | Features, Film Lists

One of the main characteristics of magic realism is that it eludes definition. Sure, the Merriam-Webster dictionary offers a few definitions, including “a literary genre or style associated especially with Latin America that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction.” It’s a start. But as the genre has made its way into other art forms such as film,… Read more »

12 February 2015 | Features, Film Lists

This list gathers some of the most controversial movies of the 1980s. A time of major commercial hits and the undeniable boom of the blockbuster formula, the 80s tend to be seen as disappointing when compared with the serious and imaginative cinematographic experimentation of 70s. The case of controversial and transgressive films seems to support that regard. Perhaps due to the… Read more »

12 February 2015 | Features, Film Lists