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Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

In January 2014, the New York Times’ Manohla Dargis wrote a piece titled, “As Indies Explode, An Appeal For Sanity”, in which she bemoaned the fact that there were too many films being released right now, most of them lackluster, forgettable and just plain bad movies. Salon followed up with another piece on what they’re calling America’s next Wal-Mart, which… Read more »

15 June 2015 | Features, People Lists

Technicolor films go way back. The process was the world’s second color process when it was invented in 1916, after Kinemacolor had first hit England back in 1908. From its introduction to the mid-fifties, Technicolor was the most widely used color process in Hollywood although the first three incarnations of the process, from 1916 to 1932, were based on a… Read more »

15 June 2015 | Features, Film Lists

In the novel ‘Slaughterhouse 5’, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. said that writing an anti-war book is like writing an anti-glacier book. Both are inevitable, so what’s the point? Au contraire mon frere. Please remember the graffiti from May of 1968 as French students nearly toppled their government: “Be a realist! Expect the impossible!” David Mamet pointed out that war is always… Read more »

15 June 2015 | Features, Film Lists