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Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

As the 1970s drew to a close, Hollywood was changing yet again. When such simple, high concept films as Jaws, Star Wars and Alien began raking-in astronomical amounts of money at the box-office, the blockbuster mentality took over (and still rules today). With some notable exceptions, genres such as westerns, musicals and historical epics gave way to more simple pleasures… Read more »

09 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” – Johnny Depp “I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” -Tom Waits It is undeniable the impact music has made in film since the art form’s inception over 100… Read more »

09 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

A longing for independence, direction, and a youthful exhilaration are at the crux of Chloé Zhao piercingly sad yet stunningly beautiful debut feature, Songs My Brothers Taught Me. As it’s lyrical handle suggest, there’s an austere approach to Zhao’s portrait of life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and the story is largely told via 11-year-old Jashawn… Read more »

09 October 2015 | Reviews