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Daily Archives: October 22, 2015

Biopics, or biographical pictures, are a sub-genre of dramas, and have existed since at least the turn of the twentieth century with Georges Melies’ feature-length epic Jeanne D’Arc (1899), continuing with a spate of films during the Great Depression, with Paul Muni starring in several, including Muni featured as an Al Capone-like gangster in Scarface: The Shame of a Nation… Read more »

22 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Over the past few decades, cinema has seen innovative, creative and thought-provoking names behind the camera of some the world’s most popular films. Francis Ford Coppola, Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, and many more have become important names in the world of filmmaking. However, over the years, so have their children. The children of these famous directors have made a name… Read more »

22 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

It is said that in the Christian World the best book one can read is the Bible because it contains stories that are life-forming, with teachings that can serve for the rest of one’s life. Those advocating this concept argue that the book contains drama, humor, fantasy, horror and basically every genre and sub-genre one can think of. Of course,… Read more »

22 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

“Ghosts are real, this much I know,” admonishes our narrator, the American heiress and wannabe author Edith Cushing, played with punch by Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Maps to the Stars). Edith is the imperiled ingenue in Guadalajara, Mexico fabulist Guillermo del Toro’s (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth) latest creepfest, the old line Gothic horror film Crimson Peak. As an entry in… Read more »

22 October 2015 | Reviews

Every now and again, a film comes along that is so delicately crafted that it reminds you that cinema is an art form, rather than simply a vehicle for aging celebrities to nab a paycheck. John Crowley’s (Intermission, Closed Circuit) love letter to his homeland is one of those rare and treasured films. Brooklyn feels as timeless as the movies… Read more »

22 October 2015 | Reviews

Sion Sono, who has directed 46 films since 1984, is one of the most prolific filmmakers of Japan, excelling in everything grotesque, abnormally erotic and exceedingly violent that can be found in a movie. He is considered one of the artists who finally modernized the preterit genre of J-Horror, transforming it into something closer to the “ero guro” style that… Read more »

22 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists