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Daily Archives: November 24, 2015

The last decade has been great for indie comedies. Advances in technology and the rise of online streaming platforms means that films made by small companies with low budgets and relatively unknown casts and crews can reach a greater audience than ever before. These films tend to be more character and dialogue driven than Hollywood comedies. They also tend to… Read more »

24 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

As much as the Japanese excel in family dramas and horror movies, and the Korean in thrillers and crime ones, the film industry of Hong Kong accordingly shines in action films. Starting in the early 60s with productions shot by Shaw Brothers, continuing with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, kung fu was omnipresent in the action genre. However, as the… Read more »

24 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Wolfgang Kayser stated that grotesque is a foreign intrusion in a world that seems natural. A feeling of estrangement, an uncanny reality in the image we see. It’s a mixture of strange, horrific, and comic. However, through the cineast’s humoristic expression of the undeniable existence of death and incompletion in our lives, this genre becomes something much more complex than… Read more »

24 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

If your wish is to understand cinema, the first thing you should do is choose the right industry and learn its roots. French cinema is the perfect industry to start with, as it contains the right elements to make you understand and have a critical view of great cinema. French movies have a certain magic and sparkle, with characteristics that… Read more »

24 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists