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Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Like horror, there’s a universality to the action genre that transcends language and culture. I find that the best action films engage viewers despite the plot. As someone who grew up in the east (sort of), I had access to the best of Hollywood, but also Asia and Europe as well. Even seeing foreign language films without subtitles didn’t ruin… Read more »

04 June 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Traditionally, the Hollywood Western was one of the most preeminent and stirring of genres. Set in the late 19th century, attentive to Old West myth-making, folk heroes, and morality tales, it was an altogether American invention. In Hollywood’s Golden Age the Western was exceedingly popular, nothing else was as rootin’, tootin’, and crowd pleasin’. Directors like John Ford and Howard… Read more »

04 June 2015 | Features, Film Lists

From authentic 50s diners to renaissance fairs, it seems that wherever we turn, someone is cashing in on the notion that the past is something to be experienced again. To do so, one must make the past attractive, or at least highlight its more alluring aspects. Still, what works for some, doesn’t work for all: not everyone would let a… Read more »

04 June 2015 | Features, Film Lists