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Daily Archives: November 21, 2015

Certainly one of the most satisfying and exciting cinematic scenarios is the siege picture. Combining fast-paced action sequences and unforeseeable circumstances, the siege motif emerges in a number of different genre categories; action, comedy, drama, horror, science fiction, you name it. As satiating as it is protracted and impassioned these films invariably target an individual or a small group barricaded… Read more »

21 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

In the beginning of the 21st century, Greece was blooming. The economy was in a new era and Greece joined the European Union. In 2004, the Olympic Games were successfully held in Athens and the national football team of Greece won the Euro Cup. However, in 2008, everything changed. The financial crisis roughly hit the weak Greek economy and emergency… Read more »

21 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Since the 1950s, with internationally acclaimed films like Akira Kurosawa’s “To Live”, Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story” and Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Tales of Ugetsu”, Japanese filmmakers have been excelling in the family drama genre, one that still produces most of the country’s masterpieces. Although there have been some changes, the essential parts of the category are still present: Realism and minimalism, slow… Read more »

21 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists