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Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

If female directors are a minority, then even more rare are female horror directors. It’s hard to find a reason for such a lack of production, considering the importance of the female figure in horror cinema. Maybe, because of this fact, women find it hard to jump behind the camera. Even with relevant exceptions, in horror movies women are mostly portrayed… Read more »

14 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Where do all the lost films usually go to be discovered? In the heyday of the home cinema (VHS, Beta or Laserdisc), circa mid-1980s, independently owned stores would stock titles that Blockbuster and other chains wouldn’t. Some would wind up on various television channels late at night or eventually go straight go to DVD, before Youtube and other online services…. Read more »

14 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Ever since Thomas More coined the term “utopia” in 1516, in order to name an imaginary island community in his treatise, it became associated with every literary attempt at envisioning a society which is profoundly different in one or more aspects from our own. However, given the fact that More imagined his Utopia as a generally favorable place to live,… Read more »

14 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists