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Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

Every so often, a film comes along that truly captures the pulse and zeitgeist of its time and mood. The first film from writer/director Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler is such a film. While a Hollywood screenwriter for some years, nothing previously in his career hinted at this exceptional blow torch of a film that takes aim at news media and the… Read more »

16 February 2015 | Features, Reviews

There have always been movies about disasters – earthquake and tidal waves decimated New York City in 1933’s Deluge, and we’ve gotten to watch the Titanic sink in 1912, 1913, 1953, and 1958, prior to James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster. Traditionally, disaster films were about real events, such as the San Francisco quake of 1906, but in the 1970’s, the disaster… Read more »

16 February 2015 | Features, Film Lists

By now, nearly everyone is familiar with the term mashup – the fusing of seemingly incongruent or disparate elements to create a hybrid of sorts. And while it may be considered an innovation in web design or music, as far as moviemaking is concerned, the concept has been around for a while, even before Jesse James met Dracula or Frankenstein’s… Read more »

16 February 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Since the Internet has become a widely used platform for opinion-related writing and content, it didn’t take long for film criticism to make its move from newspapers and television shows to websites, blogs and YouTube. In this new age of criticism, review agitators have become a popular resource for those in need of quick and easy recommendations, and to know… Read more »

16 February 2015 | Features, Film Lists