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Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

The last decade saw the release of several great horror films: Paranormal Activity, Kill List, The Thirst, Martyrs, and The Babadook to name just a few. At least one of these – I don’t need to mention which – became a huge commercial success and spawned several sequels and numerous inferior imitations. The rest all received accolades and became beloved… Read more »

26 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

With a string of impressive and complex character portrayals, Oscar Isaac is quickly becoming a household name. Isaac has worked his way into the conversations of historical drama lovers and science fiction fanboys alike through his intense emotions and undeniable charisma. Whether he is a folk singer or a gangster, Isaac steals the scene every time he’s in the frame…. Read more »

26 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

In his second English-language feature film, Paul Sorrentino (This Must Be the Place, La grande bellezza) continues to display the grandeur of his vision through the use of superbly elegant artistic images. Youth is a film which examines artists, using various creative media to discuss their innerworkings. Chiefly, music is used as both a mode of storytelling and as a… Read more »

26 October 2015 | Reviews

As a filmmaker, it is surely daunting to tackle texts which are as iconic as the works of William Shakespeare. How can you add your own spark of originality to a play which has been performed and appreciated for over four hundred years? That is precisely what director Justin Kurzel aims to do with his reimagining of Macbeth, told through… Read more »

26 October 2015 | Reviews

It isn’t easy to come up with a list of 12 great philosophical films. Such a list could be based on several criteria. Are these the 12 best films that are philosophical? Is the philosophy in these 12 films the best? Do these 12 films deal with the best philosophical issues? Nay, I say, this list is a combination of… Read more »

26 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists