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Daily Archives: May 25, 2015

One of the more interesting aspects of many political thrillers is how they capture a unique moment in our sociocultural political history. One does not have to be a policy buff to really appreciate an engaging political thriller. Whether it’s looking at it through a revisionist lens or using firsthand accounts of the most pressing political issues of the day,… Read more »

25 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Born November 6, 1970, Ethan Hawke’s debut as an actor was in the 1985 film “Explorers”, alongside River Phoenix as teenage schoolboys who build a spacecraft to explore outer space. His breakthrough, though, wasn’t until four years later in “Dead Poets Society”, which granted him numerous roles in following years. In the 90s, he became Generation X’s sweetheart by taking… Read more »

25 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Many films make you ask questions. Many films make you wonder what you would do in a similar situation. But few leave you wondering “What if…?” “What if life worked like that?” “What if I had the power to do that?” Et cetera, et cetera… Here are thirty films that just might leave you sitting in the theatre after the… Read more »

25 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Kim Jee-woon is a filmmaker who not only adores the cinema, but tries to push his style a bit farther than his contemporaries. While other filmmakers that are uniquely South Korean — a strict theme, sensibility, or historical importance — Kim makes films that are unique love letters to the genre films, commenting and elevating the material beyond parody or… Read more »

25 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists